Beachport - South Australia
Beachport[edit | edit source]
Beachport is an isthmus with the sea on two sides and Lake George beside it. Sandy beaches stretch around Rivoli Bay offering great surf and safe swimming, while Bowman Scenic Drive allows visitors to explore the coastal dunes offering spectacular views of the rugged coast of the Southern Ocean.
The Beachport jetty is the second longest in South Australia. The jetty reaches out into the bay and is a popular spot for local and visiting anglers of all ages.
One can explore Beachport Conservation Park by four-wheel drive. Take in the coastal scenery, escape to secluded beaches and see intriguing shell middens. Take some time to explore Lake George and the magnificent bird life. Be sure to call into the Beachport Visitor Information Centre and collect a copy of their new 4WD maps and for up to date information.
'The Old Wool and Grain Store' National Trust museum tells the story of the district's past and provides an insight into the whaling history.
Woakwine Cutting 10 kilometres north of Beachport is where you will find Australia's biggest one-man engineering feat. The Cutting was created to drain swampland for pastoral use. A viewing platform has been erected and the accomplishment documented for all visitors to read.
Beachport also boasts a number of walking trails offering uninterrupted views of the picturesque bay and rugged coastline. The walks around town including the popular Lighthouse walk and lookout, or the Lagoon walk, Lanky's Walk, Wendy's Walk and the Jack and Hilda McArthur Walk.
Or float your cares away at the Pool of Siloam. The Pool of Siloam is fed by underground springs with the water seven times saltier than seawater which provides for fantastic buoyancy. Swim pontoons are provided at the pool.