We are super blessed to live in SA for so many reasons, one of them being our stunning coastal landscapes and breathtaking beaches. If you’re looking for a place to relax, have a swim and soak up the last of the summer sun then you’re in luck. From secluded coves to popular family-friendly spots, there’s a beach for every South Aussie (and interstate tourist) on this list. So grab the sunscreen, pack a picnic, and get ready to explore!
A family hotspot, Moana Beach is the ideal day trip. With ample space, perfect waves for water activities and a section for dogs to be off leash (can’t forget the 4-legged members of the family!) Moana Beach really has it all.
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Port Elliot’s gem, Horseshoe Bay – the white sand and vivid blue water is synonymous with a fun summer to most South Aussies. Head down in winter too to catch a sighting of a Southern Right Whale!
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Australia’s Top Beach of 2023 for a reason, Stokes Bay is the pride and joy of Kangaroo Island. After winding your way through a labyrinth of caves, you’ll find an idyllic cove that’ll have you feeling like you’re in a dream.
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One of the most popular destinations on the Fleurieu, Christies Beach was made for long walks and water activities. A kayak or sail is definitely the perfect way to catch the Christies vibe before taking a stroll around town to visit their collection of funky cafes and quirky stores.
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Known for its rip free waters, Black Point is a family’s dreeeeam beach. It’s also the Yorke Peninsula’s total chill zone, with a population of just 48 people – it hits that balance of tourist hot spot and summer seclusion perfectly.
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North Beach of Wallaroo is one of the few South Aussie beaches where you can still drive the car down onto the sand. So think beach day with your mates – shade setup, fish and chips, and a couple of cold bevvies – and a whole lot of sunscreen, of course!
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Another Yorke Peninsula gem, Point Turton’s sheltered waters are made for year round sailing and diving. The beach also has a rich history, with the Point Turton jetty being built back in 1876 to ship out goods. So bring the history buff of the family!
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Long Beach was made for a swim and a surf in heavenly aquamarine waters. Plus this is another rare beach you can drive the car down to – make a day of it!
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