Winter Camping at Point Leo
Sites 1 to 56 are open all through winter for camping.
- Check availability of areas and sites
- Select a site and make a booking.
- Book multiple sites under the one booking
- Find a current fee schedule
- Read when you can, and can not have fires, as well as all the other relevant park regulations.
Upon arrival please call into the office before setting up. If the office is unattended please call the out of hours contact number on the office window.
We request that campers make every effort to arrive between 1 PM and before 8 pm From November to March, and before 6.30 pm from April to November. The Foreshore has a strict policy that no one is to be setting up after dark. If you think that you will be later than these times please call us on the day of arrival to discuss a later check in.
Campfires are strictly prohibited during daylight savings. Outside of daylight savings fires are permitted with the Rangers consent and with the following conditions.
Fires are strictly prohibited when wind warnings are current. Decisions to not allow fires that are made at 4 pm will be in effect until 7 am the following morning, regardless of any change in condition overnight.
There must be a minimum distance of 3 meters between all fires and vegetation and flammable material
The fire must be in a drum with solid sides at least 30 cm high. You must provide your own drum, Point Leo Foreshore does not provide fire drums under any circumstances.
Enough water / or a fire extinguisher must be readily accessible with the capacity to fully extinguish the fire at all times when the fire is lit.
A responsible adult must be present at all times when the fire is lit
The fire must be fully extinguished before you go to bed or out for the day
The fire must raised of the ground by at least 5cm
All wood, including kindling be brought in from outside of the reserve, no wood is to be scavenged from the reserve whatsoever.
Wood is now available for purchase from the office during office hours.
All ash be placed in the ash bins provided.
Arriving without a booking?
Bookings are required for campsites Friday to Sunday. If you arrive without a booking on a weekend we may not be able to accommodate you.
Bookings are recommended Sunday to Thursday. If you arrive without a booking and the office is closed please call the number on the office window. If you arrive after the office is closed at 4 pm you will not be able to chose your own campsite. We have 6 sites put aside for mid week campers that arrive after the office is closed, you will be allocated one of these .
Please… Help us protect our Nesting Shorebirds
Its Spring! (well at least the calendar and the shorebirds think so) and that means that our red capped plovers are beginning to nest again. For those of you who haven’t heard of these beaut little birds they are the small little white and grey birds found mostly on the sand between the surf life saving club and Shoreham. Their nests are super hard to see and their eggs are superbly camouflaged to blend in with the sand. Locally they are vulnerable (at risk of becoming endangered). We try to fence off the nests when we we find them but there are a couple of simple thing that you can do to help us look after these birds.
- Always keep your dogs on a lead
- During the nesting season keep to the hard packed sand when on the beach
More information can be found in this great article on the Shoreham community website, including details of a volunteer training day if you would like to participate in the monitoring and care od these birds on our beaches.
WILD MELBOURNE PARTNERSHIP
Point Leo Foreshore are excited to announce in partnership with Wild Melbourne that plans for our environmental signs and displays are well under way. We are working towards a series of outdoor signs and indoor displays in our new office. Plus we are working on a touch table, a wet touch tank and a large public mural. The Committee of Management would like to thank Wild Melbourne for all the incredible work they are putting into this project. For more information on Wild Melbourne and to see some of the great work they are doing, please visit their website wildmelbourne.org