With restrictions easing over the coming weeks and months it is worth reminding ourselves of how great the beaches are on the Fleurieu Peninsula. This is one of our favourites, Southport at Port Noarlunga. It’s great for ducking down and catching a quick wave. It is only a 15 minute drive from Bellevue B&B Mclaren Vale This place has always been one of our go-to beach in summer and is also great for running or just taking-in the scenery. Plus the stairs leading down to the sand make for amazing photos.
Nestled within Deep Creek conservation park is Blowhole Beach, this is a must visit beach, about 1.5 hours drive from Bellevue B&B Mclaren Vale While the walk down to be beach is somewhat steep you are rewarded with beautiful scenery and on a gorgeous day Kangaroo Island clearly visible.
Second Valley has become very popular over the years because it has so much to offer. The beach is pristine and perfect for swimming with great coastal hikes nearby and a small jetty which is great for a spot of fishing. Less than 1.5 hours drive from Bellevue B&B Mclaren Vale It’s a small beach so gets a bit crowded quickly. Rocks around the beach offer shade depending on time of day. While most people go to Second Valley in summer but in winter the landscape is lush and green and you can have the place to yourself.
Within 45 minutes of Bellevue B&B Mclaren Vale is the wild, untamed, magnificent coastal region, home to Waitpinga and Parsons beach in Newland Head Conservation Park. Both of these beaches are great for surfing however the swells can become extremely heavy. These beaches boast beautiful soft sand and are both great spots for fishing.
There are lots of different beaches along the Port Elliot coastline. Boomer Beach is a beautiful and long expanse of beach…. not really for swimming as there are rips, but perfect for surfing. It is clean and generally not too many people to interrupt your relaxing walk. Knights Beach is great for surfers and bodyboarders, but beware the dumping waves. The Dump a top spot for keen swimmers. You’ll find a range of smaller options as you head further down towards Chiton Rocks
Maslin Beach, a quick 7 minute drive from Bellevue B&B Mclaren Vale, is one of the most impressive beaches in South Australia and maintained in almost pristine condition. It’s so clean and the water so clear. The sand dunes that border the beach are stunning, especially illuminated by the setting sun. Its high cliffs near Blanche Point provide a great picnic spot. The southern end of the 3km long beach has the distinction of being Australia’s first legal nudist beach, with designated areas reverved for nude bathing.