Beveridge Reef

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looking north across lagoon, from position after entrance

Beveridge Reef is a submerged atoll located in the Exclusive Economic Zone of Niue, approximately 130 miles (209 km) from Niue and 600 miles (966 km) from the Cook Islands.[1][2][3] The reef is normally submerged,[4] with a small part is visible at low tide.[1][5] It has been the cause of several fishing boats running aground.

The wreck of the Nicky Lou of Seattle, a fiberglass hulled fishing vessel that ran aground on the reef, can be seen on the reef.[6]

Elsdon Best reported that "according to native tradition at Rarotonga, the Beveridge Reef was once a fine isle, with many coconut-palms growing thereon, but that it was swept bare by a fierce hurricane, which carried away both trees and soil, leaving nothing but the bare rock."[7]


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Coordinates: 20°00′S 167°48′W / 20.000°S 167.800°W / -20.000; -167.800