Point Addis Marine National Park
Address: Accessible via Bells Beach Rd, Anglesea, Victoria 3230
Freecall: 131 963
The Point Addis Marine National Park features spectacular scenery with wide sandy beaches, crumbling limestone and sandstone cliffs, rocky platforms and copious small rocky reefs. The coastline is exposed to intense wave action from the southern ocean, a major contributor to the shaping of this rugged coastline.
Visitors exploring the marine environment within this park may enjoy exploring the limestone reefs with abundant rockpools filled with marine life. The subtidal waters are recognised as supporting a wide range of fish and algae species as well as seals, dolphins, brilliantly coloured sponge gardens and extensive rhodolith beds. Offshore, and often difficult to access due to tides and swell, Ingoldsby Reef is a particularly popular destination for divers to explore and search for such creatures.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters.
Indigenous tradition indicates that this park is part of the Country of the Wathaurong people and that Indigenous people have a long association with this region.
Before you go
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The Pt Addis Marine National Park is accessible from Bells Beach near Jan Juc. Stairs down the cliffs provide surfers with access to a range of breaks near Bells and nearby Winkipop Beaches.
From the Point Addis carpark steps lead down to beaches on both sides of the point.
From Anglesea the Marine National Park is approached along the beach, starting from the beach near the river. Care must be taken in walking this section of beach as the tide often comes in to the base of the cliffs.
Boat ramps are available at Fishermens Beach at Torquay.
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Looking After the Park
For the protection of the marine environment, a number of activities are prohibited within the boundaries of Victoria's marine national parks and marine sanctuaries. No fishing, netting, spearing, taking or killing of marine life. All methods of fishing, from the shore or the sea, are prohibited. As users of the marine environment, you can help minimise your impact on these areas by being mindful of the following points: * enjoy the marine environment without removing the plants and animals * minimise your impact while diving and snorkelling by: * being careful to avoid damage to marine life caused by fins * developing good skills in buoyancy control * securing all gauges and pressure hoses to avoid snagging them on objects * take any rubbish home with you - do not dump rubbish into the sea * avoid stressing marine life by not chasing or grabbing free-swimming animals * exercise great care if approached by large marine animals (including birds) & avoid blocking their paths if moving * take care where you anchor your boat (anchor in sand, rubble or mud, avoiding sensitive areas, and use mooring buoys where provided) * do not pollute the water with sewage - ensure that if your vessel has an onboard toilet that it has an approved sewage holding facility and that sewage is disposed of appropriately on land * take the time to learn more about Victoria's marine animals and plants and the habitats they depend upon Remember, Marine National Parks and Marine Sanctuaries are NO TAKE ENVIRONMENTS. All objects (artefacts), animals eg. fish and crustaceans, plants, and the seabed are totally protected.
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