The Limestone Coast is a perfect summer road trip destination. A couple of hours drive from Adelaide and you'll find yourself surrounded by a treasure trove of natural, sandy wonders with some of the bluest waters you've seen.
Get ready for a summer spectacular. Pack your bags, jump in the car and follow the lead of local Instagrammer Dion Hetherington, better known as the person behind the amazing Instagram account @southaustralianbeaches.
For the past three years, Dion has been living and breathing South Australia's best beaches, sharing not only his own photos but the best beach snaps taken by local photographers and fellow instagrammers. To date, the #SouthAustralianBeaches hashtag has been used on nearly 70,000 posts, so we’re confident these five best beaches on the Limestone Coast will satisfy your summer cravings.
Tell me more: The Salmon Hole is the ultimate swimming sanctuary on the Limestone Coast during the summer. From excellent snorkelling to sand boarding on the adjoining sandhills and top-notch fishing, these turquoise waters are an adventurer’s playground. In the shallows with these crystal clear and calm waters it’s also the perfect destination for a family outing at the beach.
Salmon Hole. Pic: @southaustralianbeaches
Tell me more: A popular destination for the tourists and holiday makers in Robe is Long Beach. With driving your car onto the sand acceptable beach etiquette here, you’re bound to find your stretch of paradise somewhere along Long Beach’s 12km stretch of white sandy shores. Pitch your umbrella for the day and be prepared to relax in South Aussie style.
Long Beach, Robe. Pic: @southaustralianbeaches
Tell me more: Beachport’s beautiful white sandy beach, Glen Point, has the bluest of blue waters. With protection from the hot northerly winds that can blow during summer this beach makes for the perfect escape for those scorching hot summer days. It’s also a top spot to cast a line off in search of that elusive fish!
Glen Point. Pic: @southaustralianbeaches
Tell me more: Forty minutes south of Robe lies Southend. With so many beaches to explore, including those at the northern end of the Canunda National Park, some are accessible only by foot or four-wheel drive (4WD). This means you may just find your own private beach for the day if you have your adventurous hat on! During large swells, these beaches can become quite dangerous, so always take care and check the surf conditions.
Southend. Pic: @southaustralianbeaches
Tell me more: Surf Beach, Beachport is the perfect beach to hone your surfing skills. With consistent swells hitting the shoreline and with the Beachport Jetty, neighbouring headlands and islands as a backdrop, it not only makes a surfer’s paradise but a photographer's too!
Beachport surf beach. Pic: @southaustralianbeaches
Thank you to Dion from @southaustralianbeaches
for sharing his five best beaches on the Limestone Coast. Grab the beers, deck chairs and floaties and we’ll meet you at the beach!
If you need more inspiration or temptation, check out our 5 best beaches on the Yorke Peninsula, on the Eyre Peninsula, on Kangaroo Island, on the Fleurieu Peninsula and in Adelaide.