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Horseshoe Bay

Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
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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 around the coast and explore the little bays and beaches. Horseshoe Bay has been a favoured destination for visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula for a long time come and experience this very popular destination. During the months from June - October each year the cliffs surrounding Horseshoe Bay provide a great vantage point for spotting Southern Wright Whales as the protected coastal waters become a whale nursery. Or you may spot Seals and Dolphins in the protected bay while enjoying a picnic or riding along the Encounter Bikeway that passes through Horseshoe Bay. The historic township of Port Elliot is situated on the coastline between the towns of Victor Harbor and Middleton. While your in Port Elliot take the time to explore The Strand area with its many historic buildings, cafes, restaurants and shops.
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Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
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"beautiful beach"
in 7 reviews
"fish and chips"
in 7 reviews
"grassed area"
in 6 reviews
"flying fish cafe"
in 8 reviews
"caravan park"
in 7 reviews
"body boarding"
in 4 reviews
"great kiosk"
in 2 reviews
"big waves"
in 2 reviews
"hot days"
in 2 reviews
"young family"
in 2 reviews
"surf club"
in 2 reviews
"south coast"
in 3 reviews
"perfect spot"
in 2 reviews
"public toilets"
in 2 reviews
"great facilities"
in 2 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 3 reviews
"school holidays"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Fiona J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Andrew T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ZB72
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed at The Dophins overlooking Horseshoe Bay. The accommodation was great and so close to the beautiful beach. We could see Dolphins swimming just offshore. The clifftop walks were lovely and the war memorial gardens so beautifully kept with great views of the bay....More

Thank dinsie2
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

What a stunning location. Can see why so many South Australian families have such fond memorie of Port Elliot. Can't wait to come back.

Thank moosem2011
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Really great spot for a family and a picnic. Great park, playground and beach for all the children. And there is a place to buy fish and chips.

Thank Trent S
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Walking around the surrounding area of the bay, visitors will find a piece of history forever remembered and in scripted in a plaque neatly impressed on the face of a wooden board erected on a hill overlooking the Horseshoe Bay. It commemorates the encounter on...More

Thank ynadqnor
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

One of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s most popular beaches and coastline. We stayed at a fabulous self contained apartment called Calypso right on Horseshoe Bay, the views and access were right on our doorstep. Would recommend staying at Calypso, book through Unwind Holidays website or I...More

Thank Lorraine S
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Some of the best coastline and beaches in South Australia. Good parking spaces close and great grassed areas adjacent to the beach for your picnics.

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is one of the hidden gems of the south coast very close to Adelaide. The bay is a horseshoe shape and encloses a beautiful beach that is always calm. Great for swimming and great facilities - toilet and park for the kids. Wonderful place...More

Thank gbmontreal
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