18 Oct 2021

SOUTHERN OCEAN DRIVE: SEE THE FLEURIEU, LIMESTONE COAST AND KANGAROO ISLAND

Kick back in a holiday shack where the beach is literally on your doorstep. Feel the sand between your toes and the salty breeze in your hair. Don’t wonder about the one that got away – it’s waiting at the end of your line cast at one of the Yorke Peninsula’s famous fishing spots. Road trip around the Yorke Peninsula's sandy playground and discover pristine beaches, secluded hideaways, winding roads, quirky towns and sprawling national parks on the Coastal Way road trip. Download the Coastal Way road trip map and follow our guide for the best things to see and do along the way between Edithburgh and Marion Bay (via Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park).

EDITHBURGH TO MARION BAY (VIA DHILBA GUURANDA-INNES NATIONAL PARK)

Warooka

Hardwicke Bay
Hardwicke Bay

On Yorkes you are never far from great beaches and Warooka is no exception, with Flaherty's Beach and Hardwicke Bay a short drive away. Whilst here make sure to check out local gallery Baker Bros. Top Shop Gallery or check Ballara's Art and Lifestyle Retreat events calendar. Feeling peckish? Cafe Moorooboo is your place to go for a quick bite.

Marion Bay 

My Sister and The Sea
My Sister and The Sea

Sitting on the doorstep of Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park, Marion Bay is an idyllic coastal town popular for swimming, fishing and surfing. With a sheltered swimming beach on one side and a surf beach on the other, it’s the perfect spot for your salt water fix. The town is also a popular fishing destination with plenty of spots to cast a line and try your luck at beach, jetty, rock and surf fishing. After a day spent beach side, quieten your rumbling stomach at the Marion Bay Tavern, where you’ll find all the local seafood staples, paired with a fine wine bar and wood fired pizza menu before retreating to your very own deluxe beachfront cabin in a Hillocks Ocean Pod, seaside serenity at My Sister and The Sea or pitching your tent by the ocean at Marion Bay Caravan Park.

Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park 

Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park
Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park

Escape to a remote coastal wilderness on the tip of the Yorke Peninsula and soak in the sun without another soul in sight. It’s easy to find your very own slice of eutopia in Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park; just pull up the car, set up camp for the weekend and while away the days swimming, fishing, surfing, boating and bush walking through this remote slice of Australiana where pristine beaches meet bush land teeming with wildlife. The Yorke Peninsula is brimming with beautiful beaches and this neck of the woods packs more than its fair share. Be sure to check out Dolphin Beach, Shell Beach, Ethel Beach and Pondalowie Bay. Cape Spencer Lighthouse, the historic township of Inneston, the Maldives-material blue waters of Inneston Lake and the Ethel shipwreck are also well worth a look. 

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