Home to amazingly bright turquoise waters, Beveridge Reef is located within Niue‘s waters, in the central Pacific Ocean to the west of the Cook Islands and northeast of New Zealand. Beveridge Reef is an undersea mountain capped by a coral atoll that encloses a small lagoon. The reef was first reported in 1847 by the British Captain Lower-Tinger, commander of the brig 'Beveridge'. Apart from breaking seas, Beveridge Reef is not visible as it is approached.
The endangered loggerhead, green and hawksbill sea turtles have been recorded at Beveridge Reef, as well as an abundance of gray reef sharks. Beveridge Reef is considered a shark hot spot of global importance.