Tankerton Foreshore (French Island National Park, The Waters of Western Port Bay)

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Tankerton Foreshore (French Island National Park, The Waters of Western Port Bay)

Tankerton Foreshore is located on French Island in Western Port Bay and welcomes both park visitors and local residents who access the island via Tankerton Jetty. It offers a public toilet, parking for residents and a small grassy foreshore with a picnic table.

Walking, cycling, and fishing are popular activities to embark on from the foreshore. Come prepared with food and water as there is limited supplies with only a general store located a 3km, one hour walk from the foreshore.

Ensure you have checked the Ferry times and know when the last ferry departs either to Stony Point or Cowes, as this is your only way to get off the island. Camping is available on French Island at Fairhaven campgrounds approximately 5km from the foreshore, however bookings are essential.

Koalas are in abundance and you will be able to spot them sleeping in the eucalypt trees which line the trails and roads. Be sure to keep to existing paths and tracks if heading out for a walk as snakes are active and prevalent in the warmer months.

Before you visit check the Fire Danger Rating and for days of Total Fire Ban at www.emergency.vic.gov.au, on the VicEmergency smartphone app or call the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226.

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Tankerton Foreshore (French Island National Park, The Waters of Western Port Bay)

Need to know

Tankerton Foreshore (French Island National Park, The Waters of Western Port Bay)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No camping

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Vehicles
  • Water hazards
    • Deep water

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.

No vehicle based camping

There is no vehicle based camping allowed at Fairhaven Camground

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