The Corinella Foreshore Reserve is an area of coastal Crown Land that covers about 30 hectares encircling Corinella. It comprises a diversity of native vegetation and coastal geomorphology, and includes facilities such as a caravan park, boat ramp, jetty, and BBQ/picnic areas.
The Reserve is divided into precincts for management purposes.
Public Toilets can be found on Peters Street opposite The Esplanade, next to the Caravan Park (up the hill from the ramp area).
Map of Corinella
See below for map of Corinella
The Reserve has over 5kms of walking tracks running along the shoreline from the north around to Settlement Point in the west, and then down to the South. It's possible to walk all the way to Coronet Bay.
The walking tracks are an ideal way to experience the stunning seascape, varying landscape, and beautiful natural flora and fauna of the area.
The beach varies from mangroves and mud flats through to rocky platforms, from shallow rocky pools to sandy and shelly beach (see Precincts map below right).
Northern precinct- shelley & sandy beach turning to mud flat, accessible from Balcombe St, French Island Close and Jamieson Street. See the many black swans which nest in the area. Westernport is designated as a RAMSAR wetland of international importance.
Jetty Precinct - Limited beach access, beach is sand and rock through to the mangroves to the east, and rock platforms to the west.
Settlement Point Precinct - Rocky platform below the cliffs, accessible from the barge landing area and Jetty precinct. Walking track leads to a look-out platform for views of French Island and Phillip Island, and the rock platforms below the cliffs.
Western precinct - Beach below the cliffs is sandy and shelly with rocky pools and rocks along the beach. Accessible only via the stairs at the end of Beach Street, and at O'Connor Road. Check the tides as parts of the beach are under water during high tides.
Southern Precinct - Accessible at the end of Norsemans Road. Sandy swimming beach.
The Reserve is home to many species of birds and animals. To protect our wildlife, dogs are required to be on-lead at all times unless in a designated off-leash area.