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Moonta Bay Jetty, Yorke Peninsula

Discover Moonta: an idyllic beachside escape

The shallow waters around Moonta Bay are a favourite for city-living families looking to get away from it all. This idyllic summer escape is the perfect spot to unplug, unwind and spend long summer days swimming, surfing, fishing, fossicking along the shoreline and watching the sunset over the ocean. Just a scenic two-hour drive from Adelaide, the waters around here are also teeming with delicious blue swimmer crabs at the right time of year (locals tell us that’s every month with an ‘r’ in its name). Moonta’s rich history has earned the town national heritage status and you can uncover its famous past on one of the Moonta Mines Walking Trails or inside the Moonta Mines Museum.  Make sure you stop by at one of the bakeries to sample one of Moonta’s famous Cornish pasties – a delicious remnant from the historic town’s mining past.