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When the tide is right Point Nepean is a great spot for snorkelling and diving. On an incoming tide the water may be crystal clear, allowing photographers to take some dazzling photos. Surfing and body boarding on the breakwater are also popular activities. Visitors on the shore can view the park from Mornington Peninsula National Park.
Point Nepean protects waters both inside and outside Port Phillip Bay. Akin to Point Lonsdale it can be subject to strong currents when water is moving in and out of The Heads.
The park protects a series of reefs which lie close to the coastline, up to 7m deep. The reefs have large beds of kelp which support a range of enthralling marine creatures such as Port Jackson Sharks, feather stars, Blue Devilfish and cuttlefish. You may also be lucky enough to spot Victoria’s marine emblem, the Weedy Seadragon.