Fingal Picnic Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)


Fingal Picnic Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

A short drive from Cape Schanck, the peaceful setting of Fingal Picnic Area makes for a perfect day out. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the shade of towering pine trees before meandering through coastal heath to Fingal Beach. 

How to get there

Fingal Picnic Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)


BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Fingal Picnic Area (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed



Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Fox Control Underway

Parks Victoria are undertaking fox control in Mornington Peninsula National Park from Portsea Ocean Beach to Greens Bush to relieve predation of vulnerable and threatened native fauna. 

Programs involve the use of cage and soft jaw leg hold traps, Canid Pest Ejectors with para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) poison and buried PAPP poison, to bait foxes in strategic locations. Short track sections may be closed to isolate works (secondary tracks only). 

Fox trapping and baiting will occur until June 2025.

Dogs are prohibited from entering Mornington Peninsula National Park. If pets are suspected of having consumed a PAPP bait during the baiting period, a vet should be consulted immediately. An antidote to PAPP (methylene blue) is available and stocked by most vets on the Mornington Peninsula.

Mushroom Reef Toilet Closure Flinders Ocean Beach

The toilet at Flinders Ocean Beach, Mushroom Reef is permanently closed.  The nearest alternative public toilets are Flinders town centre public toilets.

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