Beautiful pristine sandy beaches, perfect for young children, make Hardwicke Bay irresistible to holidaying families, retirees or romantic couples alike. Its sheltered bay is perfect for swimming, fishing, boating, yachting and windsurfing, all of which are popular pastimes on Yorke Peninsula, especially during holiday season. This peaceful town offers everything for anyone wanting to relax and looking for the great escape.
200 metres south of Hardwicke Bay is a natural swimming pool surrounded by a reef.
King George whiting is often abundant in this area, making it popular for fishers.
Hardwicke Bay initially evolved as a small shack settlement for the locals on weekends and a base for professional fisherman in the 1940's. The council opened land up in the 1960's and a farmer subdivided his land in the 1980's. Today the bay is rapidly developing with permanent and holiday dwellings.