Yorke Peninsula Beaches

An endless coastline

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

Surfing, Pondalowie Bay, South Australia

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


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

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”.

Try your luck at Hardwicke Bay, Wattle Point near Edithburgh, Wallaroo, Port Hughes or Moonta Bay. It is legal to fish in national parks but the usual restrictions (size, boat/bag limits) apply.

Swimming and surfing

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

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. 

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

The Daly Head National Surfing Reserve is the first along Australia's southern coastline and was dedicated in January 2013 as a world-class surfing location.

Some beaches have strong rips and currents. Please check with the closest Visitor Information Centre for information about beaches and weather conditions.

Play golf on the beach

If you’ve brought your golf clubs, try the annual Flaherty’s Beach Sandbar Golf Classic event. Next held in 2017, it's a real tournament on a beach! Just don’t ask where the bunkers are.

Yorke Peninsula beaches - words don’t do them justice. 

What's on in SA

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.

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