Just wondering how good the snorkelling is from the beach at Cape Trib? I've read that the reef comes to within 100 metres of the shore. I know that there's better snorkelling on the outer reef and will take a day trip to access that, but if anyone can give an indication of how much fun is to be had snorkelling from the shore that would be great.
I've been to Coral Bay WA (Ningaloo Reef) and Heron Island in the past, specifically because I knew I could happily snorkel from the shore each day and not be reliant on tours for some marine entertainment. Is Cape Trib going to be similar to either of these destinations or am I going to be disappointed?
(I've also done outer reef before from Port Douglas, so I know how spectacular it is and will do it again one day, but for this trip my main priority is finding somewhere where I can also access reasonable reef from the beach each day).