Flinders Ocean Beach (Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary, Mornington Peninsula National Park)

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Flinders Ocean Beach (Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary, Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Visit Flinders Ocean Beach at low-tide and discover an abundance of marine life among the tranquil rockpools. Snorkel or dive to explore Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary or bring your surfboard and catch the perfect reef break. 

How to get there

Flinders Ocean Beach (Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary, Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Facilities

Carpark
Lookout
Toilets

Need to know

Flinders Ocean Beach (Mushroom Reef Marine Sanctuary, Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No fires permitted
  • No fires permitted
  • No fires permitted
  • No fishing
  • No fishing
  • No camping
  • No camping
  • No camping
  • No bicycles
  • No bicycles
  • No bicycles
  • No horses
  • No horses
  • No horses
  • No firearms allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No generators
  • No generators
  • Boating zones apply
  • No dogs allowed
  • No dogs allowed
  • No dogs allowed

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Rough Surf
    • Rough Surf
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
    • Strong currents
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Submerged obstacles
    • Shallow water
    • Shallow water
    • Shallow water
    • Deep water
    • Deep water
    • Deep water
  • Terrain hazards
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Unstable cliffs
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery rocks
    • Slippery rocks
    • Slippery rocks
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Snakes
    • Snakes
    • Sharks
    • Sharks
    • Sharks
  • Other warnings
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Unpatrolled area
    • Unpatrolled area

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.

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.

Landslip affecting beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach

There is a landslip affecting the beach west of Mushroom Reef, Flinders Ocean Beach (within Mornington Peninsula NP).  Please do not approach the slip.

Mornington Peninsula National Park Fox Control Programs

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 Canid Pest Ejectors and para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) poison as well as buried PAPP poison to bait foxes in strategic locations. 

Fox 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. 

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