Mission Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
Located in the protected Beaver Cay Marine Sanctuary off Mission Beach, Beaver Reef is an unspoiled fringing reef surrounding a sandy cay and offers a range of dive sites. Abundant soft corals and large gorgonian sea fans, lots of giant clams, helmet shells and bailer shells. Green and Hawksbill turtles are regularly sighted, large cod, big schools of spangled emperors, fusiliers, Whitetip reef sharks, barracuda and trevally. Manta Rays occur in winter. There is good snorkelling from the cay or Boat.