Beachport is located 392km southeast of Adelaide on Rivoli Bay. This carefree beachside holiday village is in its element during the warmer months, boasting sparkling azure waters and silky soft sands, plenty of holiday makers and a time-out atmosphere.
The foreshore sweeps around the bay and there is ample space to find your own patch of sand. The calm bay waters make safe swimming, the scenery is delightful and it’s easy to relax away the days soaking up the sun.
Bompas of Beachport
is located opposite the foreshore. The stylish café, bar and restaurant with alfresco dining on the front lawn is the place to enjoy a meal and refreshment. The popular establishment is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The town jetty is another focal point in the village. Attracting many fishermen to its deck, the 772m pier sees common catches of Salmon, Whiting and Mulloway. There is also excellent offshore fishing in these southern waters, common catches being Pink Snapper, Gummy Shark and King George Whiting to name a few.
The rugged limestone coast can be further explored north of town along Bowman Scenic Drive. The beautiful beach at Salmon Hole is great for fishing and swimming and is where the annual Lions Club Salmon Fishing Competition is held. Each SA July school holidays the competition runs for 2 weeks and everyone is welcome to participate.
Further on and accessible by four-wheel drive only is 3 Mile Beach and more good fishing amongst reef and channels, catching Mulloway and Shark. Adjacent to 3 Mile are sand dunes perfect for sandboarding and four-wheel driving enthusiasts.
South of town at the other end of Rivoli Bay is Southend
. The seaside fishing village is accessible by driving along the beach from Beachport some 15km or so. This calm picturesque bay is a fisherman’s paradise to escape to. Southend on Sea Tourist Park offers accommodation and camping.
From Southend continue south to view the coastal cliffs in Canunda National Park
. Featuring rugged coastal limestone, sea stacks and reef platforms, it is evident the effect wind and wave erosion has on the natural environment along the coast.
Man’s influence on the natural landscape can be seen at the Woakwine Cutting 10km north of town off Southern Ports Hwy. The turnoff is signposted and the cutting is 1km further on. In the 1950’s a local farmer and his employee dug this impressive 1km cutting to drain a 420 hectare peat swamp from his property into Lake George. The task took 3 years to complete and its deepest point was over 28 metres. The fertile farmland can be viewed 300m further along Woakwine Cutting Rd.
This region on South Australia’s Limestone Coast is an incredibly scenic and relaxing holiday destination. Accommodation is available at the Beachport Caravan Park and Southern Ocean Tourist Park, both a short distance from the fabulous foreshore.
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