The Foreshore Reserve is located 69km SE of Melbourne on Western Port side of the Mornington Peninsula.
This bushland setting offers the visitor a relaxing location to enjoy a BBQ's or picnic at Woolleys Beach and Jacks Beach Reserves.
The foreshore reserve extends from Jacks Beach at the Crib Point end of the boardwalk from Hastings via Warringine Park . From the picnic area at Jacks Beach it is a short walk to the Tan Pit used by the Jack brothers to tan their nets last century. The site is listed as a district Hertiage Place.
Further along you come to Woolleys Beach, named after the Woolleys Brothers who last century used to fish in the area and store their catch in the Cool Room on the beach before shipping to market in Melbourne. Bill Woolley built the Cool Room in 1903, this can been seen on the Disney Street end of the beach. The Coolstore is also listed as a district Heritage Place.
The foreshore area is one of the last remaining examples of the habitat of Western Port, with the diversity able to support a variety of indigenous flora and fauna. Within the reserve many species have been identified during extensive Flora and Fauna Surveys conducted at the request of the Committee.
The reserve is visited by many walking groups, naturalists and members of the local community who enjoy the vista and tranquility the area provides with an abundance of indigenous flora and fauna. At low tide migratory shorebirds, inlcuding Royal Spoonbill, Pied Oyster Catchers, White Face Heron, Egrets and Ibis can be seen foraging on the mudflats. The mangroves provide a natural nursery for young fish.
The reserve shows its secrets In spring when the area is a mass of colour as the many orchids and flowers bloom .
Enjoying the Views
Sand Ramp Woolleys
Woodland behind beach