Yorke Peninsula Beaches

An endless coastline

There are 700 kilometres (435 miles) of coastline on the Yorke Peninsula. We guarantee you’ll find your perfect beach holiday.  

Yorke Peninsula is easy to navigate, so after an early morning dip in the calm waters of Gulf St Vincent, you can be dangling your toes in Spencer Gulf by lunchtime.

Surfing, Pondalowie Bay, South Australia

Affectionately known as “Yorkes”, the Yorke Peninsula is packed with unspoilt, white sandy beaches, perfect for families all year-round. There are intense surfing beaches and sheltered coves. If you bring a fishing rod, you won’t go hungry. 

Go raking for crabs

Popular beaches on the eastern side include Ardrossan. Rake for crabs at low tide, catch fish or jag squid.  

The accommodation at Black Point is just like the beach, the skiing and the fishing… stunning.  

Swim and play safely in sheltered beaches at Stansbury, Port Vincent and Edithburgh, where there’s even a tidal pool.

Sheltered coves and surf beaches

Around the Yorke Peninsula‘s “foot”, it’s not all wild and woolly. Everyone loves Marion Bay, with its sheltered coves and surf beaches. Anglers flock there for the “autumn mullet run”.  

Head up the Spencer Gulf side of Point Turton, Hardwicke Bay, Port Victoria, Port Hughes, Moonta Bay, Wallaroo and Port Broughton. All have pristine, sandy, family friendly beaches.  

Wallaroo and Moonta Bay have swimming nets in summer and like Port Rickaby, Port Hughes and Port Broughton, there are jetties to catch something for dinner. You’ll find plenty of jetties all over Yorke Peninsula.

Go surfing

Experienced surfers head for Corny Point or Innes National Park. Beaches like Chinamans, West Cape, Pondolowie Bay and Trespassers at nearby Point Margaret will satisfy any skill level.  

If you’re looking for something more isolated, try Longbottoms Beach or Wool Bay. If you’ve brought your golf clubs, try the Flaherty’s Beach Sandbar Golf Classic, a real tournament on a beach! Just don’t ask where the bunkers are.Yorke Peninsula beaches, words don’t do them justice.

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