Balnarring Foreshore Reserve


Balnarring Beach Foreshore is a 70ha nature reserve bordered by Merricks Creek and Western Port Bay. It forms part of the Western Port Biosphere, an internationally recognised Ramsar site (wetland) and is managed for conservation.

The reserve provides plenty of opportunities for people to get close to nature including camping, walking, swimming, snorkelling, sailing and more. Read more >

Getting there

Balnarring Beach is situated 80km south of Melbourne on the Westernport side of the Mornington Peninsula (Exits are signposted on Peninsula Link). The Mornington Peninsula is renowned for its beautiful beaches, wineries, world class golf courses and much, much more. It is the perfect haven for a weekend getaway, extended break, or family holiday.


There are a few sites free for the summer holidays. These sites are available via a waitlist. To join the waitlist please email the office on with your name, contact details and any site requirements. 

To check availability and book outside the summer holidays you may follow the link on the top right of this page.

There are 3 campgrounds all set within a beautiful nature reserve.  Each campground has its own amenity block with toilets, showers, laundry facilities as well as BBQ areas.  Reserves A and C have direct access to the beach, B reserve has a small playground and is only a short stroll to the beach. Read more >

Management Plan 2014-2019

The Balnarring Beach Foreshore and Parks Reserve Committee of Management has released the Balnarring Beach Foreshore and Parks Reserve Coastal management Plan.
Copies are available at the office and will be available online soon.

Fauna Survey of the Foreshore Reserve

The Balnarring Foreshore Parks and Reserves Committee of Management Inc. has released the Fauna Assessment of Balnarring Beach Foreshore and Parks Reserve completed by Malcolm Legg to the public.
Further information and copies of the report are available here.

Westernport Yacht Club

Westernport Yacht Club (WYC) plays host to a myriad of on water activities including launching of power boats. The clubrooms are open weekends from October to Easter and welcomes visitors. The club is a Discover Sailing Training Centre with a sailing school for 12 year olds to adults and the popular ‘Tackers’ program for 8 to 12 years. More details available here.

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