If you plan to visit Adelaide, South Australia and are a beach lover, then the Yorke Peninsula beaches must be on your bucket list. I recently hired a car and went on a road trip to the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.
I spent 3 days touring this amazing area of South Australia. I got lost driving through the golden fields of cereals, crisscrossing a maze of gravel roads and skirting impressive coastal landscape.
Photo Essay of the Yorke Peninsula Beaches
Here below a photo essay of some of the best Yorke Peninsula beaches. Most of them are from the Innes National Park, one of the most beautiful coastal national parks I have visited in my Solo Adventures in Australia. Here below one of my favourite beaches, Cape West beach.
The Innes National Park and its Beaches
The Innes National Park is huge, and you can visit it by car. You need to purchase your entrance ticket online. At the park entrance, there is a computer cashier too, but it doesn’t always work as it should, so you’d better get your ticket online.
After you get the Innes National Park map, follow the several stops along your way. It takes hours to visit the national park, so plan at least half a day, better a whole day. This is Ethel Beach, halfway between Cape Spencer Lighthouse and Cape West Lighthouse.
Chinamans Beach is another great spot for surfing, very popular among experienced surfers.
Yorke Peninsula Southern Coast Beaches
The southern coast of the Yorke Peninsula is very isolated. About 20 minutes by car from Corny Point Lighthouse, you can reach Leven Beach, a great spot for killer sunsets. Leven Beach is a very peaceful and completely isolated beach, good for a morning walk or swim.
On the northeastern side of Yorke Peninsula lies Ardrossan, a lovely place popular among families and holidaymakers. This place is famous for the blue swimmer crabs and wading and raking for crabs from the shore or the boat. You can read about my crabbing experience here. I loved the colour contrast of this Ardrossan Beach.
On the north-western side of Yorke Peninsula, you can visit Moonta, a small place located on the coast with heritage buildings and churches. And the beautiful Moonta Jetty with its white-sand beach and turquoise water.
These are just a few of the many beautiful Yorke Peninsula beaches you can check out by touring the area. From Adelaide, it’s only 3 hours drive by car, really worth it if you don’t have much time to spend. I can highly recommend it if you are on a solo adventure around South Australia.
If you want to stay overnight, check this page for Hotel Accommodation on the Yorke Peninsula.
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First published in 2018, last updated in April 2021
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