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Safety and regulations


  • All the plants and animals in the park are protected. Leave the park as you find it.
  • Bins are not provided. Please take your rubbish with you.
  • Firearms are not permitted.
  • Fires are not permitted
  • The threatened Hooded Plover nests on the beaches within this park from August to March. Observe signs or fencing indicating active nesting areas and do not harm the eggs or chicks.
  • Motorised cycles are not permitted.
  • A bicycle lock is recommended when leaving your bicycle for a walk. Parks Victoria and the Licensed Operator take no responsibility for loss, theft or damage to bicycles.
  • Camping is not permitted.
  • Keep to designated tracks.

Dog regulations

  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted.


  • Some cliffs are unstable. Observe warning signs.
  • Ocean beaches can have dangerous undertows and unexpected large waves. Swim only at patrolled beaches.
  • Fingal picnic area will be closed on days of Total Fire Ban. Please check current conditions if you plan to visit on a day of Total Fire Ban
  • The majority of this park has been identified as 'high bushfire risk' and will be closed for public safety on days of Code Red Fire Danger Rating. As an exception, the back beach areas (between Portsea and Gunnamatta) have been assessed to have an acceptable/manageable level of bushfire risk and will remain open.