Barolin Point Dive Site

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Lookout out from the hill at Barolin Point Dive Site, a rocky outcrop along the coast at Coral Cove, a popular shore based divingBarolin Point Dive Site is a rocky outcrop along the coast at Coral Cove. From the parking area, there are toilets, a shelter with table and bench chairs, and an information board. The Barolin Point Dive Site is north along a walkway that runs from Bargara. Continue past the point and you can walk to another site, Barolin Homestead not too much further.

The walk down to the point is a little steep and the grass is worn to dirt, but it wasn’t too bad to go down. From there you are walking mostly on the volcanic rocks that make up the point. There are a few shallow rock pools to look at. I was there 3 hours before low tide and the rocks were well clear of the water.

I’m not a diver, so I can’t comment on what the diving is like from personal experience. From diveoz.com.au, Barolin Point Dive Site is extremely popular, and accessible to divers of all skill levels. You can see soft and hard corals, extending to about 50 metres from shore. There is small to medium size species of reef fish, as well as nudibranchs, moray eels, turtles, sea snakes and wobbegong sharks. Read more at about diving at Barolin Point Dive Site at diveoz.com.au Offsite link.

To get there:

Go to Coral Cove from Elliott Heads Rd, turn left into Barolin Homestead Rd.  The road dog legs and turns into Zinks Rd, then into Coral Cove Dr. Continue along Coral Cove Dr then turn left at the end into Barolin Esplanade. This leads to the coast, where you will shortly see the entry to the Barolin Point Dive Site.

If you are coming from Innes Park, turn into Barolin Esplanade off of Innes Park Rd. Continue along for around 2kms, and it will be on the left.

If coming from Barolin Homestead Historic Site Brown Sign link, continue south along Barolin Esplanade for 450m, and it will be on the left.

Cost: free

Hours: any time

Toilets: Yes

Bins: Yes

Tables: Yes, covered

Seating: Yes, at table

Water: Yes

Food: No

Pets: Not specified

Wheelchair accessible: Yes, if stay on the headlands above the rocky point


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