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Horseshoe Bay is a protected swimming beach which is very popular with families during the summer holidays. You can fish from the Jetty, watch the kids play in the playground or go for a swim in this sheltered bay. Why not follow the rugged cliff...more
Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
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All reviews beautiful beach fish and chips flying fish cafe grassed area caravan park great kiosk body boarding big waves small jetty young family surf club south coast perfect spot great facilities public toilets lovely walk great for kids
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly beautiful beach popular with families at Horseshoe Bat (Port Elliot). Lawn areas, plenty of seats, many in shade. Flying Fish Cafe right there for drinks, snacks, ice-cream. A nice walk if you head up behind the surf lifesaving center takes yo7 up to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martin K
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Horseshoe Bay has beach, restaurants and an overlook with a memorial to ships long lost on its rocks.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank cjdotheworld
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Port Elliots' family beach not often any cop for surfing but that is what Boomer Beach is for. BBQ's on the grass areas above the beach. Surf life Savers patrol in summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Coastal825047
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Have visited this beautiful bay many times for over 50 yeas. A sheltered beach with soft sand that is great for families to spend a safe day at the beach. There are walking tracks that lead to a lookout and other areas around the bay....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank epapas2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This beautiful beach matches up to anywhere else in the world. It doesn't matter how many times you come here - it's always breathtaking. Suits all ages.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 437lee
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Beautiful little bay and gorgeous beach. Wonderful for a walk with the dogs, or just to sit and watch the ocean.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nelsonferry
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Spent a weekend here in the middle of winter, our apartment overlooked the beach. A great cafe and restaurant 100 mtrs from where we stayed. Everything we needed didnt have to leave the bay all weekend. It can be a wild beach but we where...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Following the amazing Fish N Chips we took a walk, we walked out to the lovely jetty, reading all the history info on the way. what a great bay, with a increditable view

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Fiona J
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Good safe beach for families protected at one end with more surf at the other. Good changing facilities. Café on the beach for both casual and seated dining. Surf life savers patrol the beach. Walking distance to the town with all it's amenities and a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 21 June 2018

A unique sheltered beach with rocky outcrops at either end of the bay, great for exploring with the kids. There is a small jetty which is perfect for jumping at high tide. There is a pontoon in the middle of the bay you can swim...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank ZB72
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