Gunnamatta Beach (Mornington Peninsula National Park)


Gunnamatta Beach (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

The fierce swells and consistent breaks of Gunnamatta Beach make it a world-class surfing destination. Deep gutters in the sandy bottom are great for fishing. Wander along the vast coastline taking in the spectacular scenery including the rugged cliffs towards Cape Schanck.

How to get there

Gunnamatta Beach (Mornington Peninsula National Park)



Need to know

Gunnamatta Beach (Mornington Peninsula National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No firearms allowed
  • No horses
  • Boating zones apply
  • No generators
  • Speed restrictions apply


  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Rough Surf
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
    • Sharks
    • Stingers

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.

Coastal Trail Track closed

A 380m section of Coastal Trail track has been closed due to recent land slip. It has been closed to protect public safety and to prevent further environmental damage. An alternative pedestrian access route is provided on the existing Lifesavers Track further inland for approximately 500m. Access down to Bridgewater Bay can be still achieved via the stairs at St. Johns Wood Road side.

St Paul's beach closed

Access to St. Paul’s Beach in Sorrento is closed due to cliff collapse and further cliff instability.

Bridgewater Bay Coastal track closure

Access along a section of the Bridgewater Bay coastal walking track has been closed due to a cliff collapse and landslip. It is closed due to the risk to visitor safety and to protect environmental and cultural heritage values. Visitors can still access the beach via the staircase, located near the St. Johns Wood Road park entry.

London Bridge Arch closed

Access near the London Bridge arch is temporarily restricted due to recent cliff collapse leading to unstable cliffs and potential for further rock falls.

Pest animal control program 9 January - 28 February

A pest animal control program will be conducted in sections of the Mornington Peninsula National Park between 9 January and 28 February 2020. As per National Parks Regulation 2013, dogs and cats are prohibited from Mornington Peninsula National Park at all times.

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