Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Dog Beaches Brochure
LEASH FREE DOG BEACHES NEPEAN WARD
Leash Free all year
Tootgarook Recreational Reserve:
Grassed area between Leonard Street and Marshall Street (opposite Yaringa Court) - fenced
Stringer Road Reserve:
A grassed area to the north of the pavilion and tennis courts, plus Roy Tapson oval when not being used for organised matches - off street parking
Portsea Recreational Reserve:
(Percy Cerutty Oval) Public oval with off street parking available, access via Back Beach Road - off street parking
Dog Prohibited Areas During Daylight Savings, All Day and Night ‘On Leash’ Dogs are Permitted at other Times of the Year.
Portsea Beach: Beach areas within 100 metres of Pier
Leash-Free from 7pm to 9am the Next Day During Daylight Savings and Leash-Free at All Other Times of the Year
Dogs are Prohibited from 9am to 7pm During Daylight Savings
Sandy beach between Daly Avenue & Shirlow Ave Sorrento Beach: Sandy beach 100 metres east of Sorrento Sailing Club to the ‘Western Sister’
Shelley Beach, Portsea:
Sandy beach between Franklin Road & Hempston Avenue
Leash-Free from 7pm to 12 noon the next day from 26 December to 1 March. (Daylight Saving Time)
Dogs ON leash between 12 noon and 7pm, from 26 December to 1 March. (Daylight Saving Time)
Leash-Free at all other times of the year.
Camerons Bight Sorrento & Blairgowrie: Sandy beach between Stringer Road and Monument to the 1803 first settlers
The Shire does not manage all the beaches around the peninsula coastline.
Beaches that are managed by the State Government are NOT Leash-Free areas and include:
Portsea Surf Beaches
Blairgowrie Ocean Beaches
Sorrento Back Beaches
Rye Ocean Beaches
Dogs are also banned from the Mornington Peninsula National Park to provide greater protection for the park’s vulnerable fauna as it is home to more than 32 fauna species of significance including the threatened Hooded Plover, migratory shorebirds, marsupials including the White-footed Dunnart and the Long-nosed Bandicoot, and reptiles such as the Blue-tongued Lizard.
Clean up after your dog:
Responsible dog owners must always ensure they have a plastic bag to clean up after their dogs. Failure to clean up after your dog may result in an ‘on-the-spot’ fine of more than $100. Any person in charge or in control of a dog, in a public place, must have in their possession sufficient bags or similar devices for the purpose of removing and hygienically disposing of any excrement deposited by their dog. Failure to have sufficient bags or similar may result in a further $100 + ‘on the spot’ fine. Protect the privilege of walking your dog in public places. Please don’t make your dog’s mess everybody’s problem!.
We strongly encourage you to become involved with the group in your area.
Engaging the Nepean Ward in supporting a sustainable community