A Safe Haven
This little cove on the east coast of the Prom is protected by two headlands and is a save haven for boats in rough weather. Early sailors also found it to be a reliable source of fresh water. Whalers once operated from here until whaling became unviable in the 1840’s.
The cove is now used by both ‘boaties’ and bushwalkers and there are separate nearby camp areas for each group.
To reach Refuge Cove, you continue along the track from Sealers Cove for another six kilometres. The old track used to go over the hill behind Sealers Cove, but the new track continues above the coastline and provides excellent views of the west coast of the Prom. Alternatively, you can pass through Refuge Cove on the circle walk via Waterloo Bay and over Kersops Peak.