Beachport – 393 kilometres from Adelaide. With its unspoilt natural beauty and quiet relaxed atmosphere, you’ll leave Beachport wanting more.
Whether you choose to stroll along Chambers Way boardwalk or try your hand at fishing from the jetty, you’ll be constantly reminded of the connection that Beachport has with the Southern Ocean.
In the 1830s, Beachport was visited by whalers seeking the Southern Right Whale. The whalers have now gone but these waters are still visited by whales – they can sometimes be viewed from the Bowman Scenic Drive. The drive also offers spectacular views of this rugged coastline and provides easy access to the beaches for fishing or beachcombing. To cool down, take a quick dip in the Pool of Siloam – a salt lake, reputedly seven times more salty than the sea. You’ll experience its strange buoyancy.
The town is home to a large fleet of lobster boats. Watch as the fishermen unload their catches onto the jetty or visit the nearby factory to purchase a fresh lobster of your own (in season).
Beachport offers the perfect blend of scenic coastal splendour and opportunities for adventure, with swimming, boating, walking trails, interesting historic sites, the stunning Beachport Conservation Park and nearby Canunda National Park all on the agenda.
Must see, must do
• Float in the Pool of Siloam – seven times saltier than the sea.
• Learn all about the town’s whaling history at the National Trust Museum in the Old Wool and Grain Store.
• Bring your clubs and play a round at Beachport Golf Club.
• Take one of the marked walks in the town: Lighthouse, Lankys or Wendys.
• Walk the 772 metres of the Beachport jetty.
• Travel along the stunning Bowman Scenic Drive.
• Camp in Beachport Conservation Park, a 710 hectare park protecting beautiful white sandy beaches, weathered limestone cliffs, sand dunes and saltwater lagoons.
• Find the Midden Heap at Three Mile Rocks (accessible by 4WD vehicle only).
• Marvel at Woakwine Cutting, Australia’s biggest one man engineering feat and created to drain swampland for pastoral use.
• Fish the Salmon Hole.