If you plan a road trip to the best beaches of South Australia, then the Yorke Peninsula and its beaches must be on the list. Here are my picks for Yorke Peninsula beaches, some of South Australia’s best spots.
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The Best Yorke Peninsula Beaches
On my road trip to York Peninsula from Adelaide, I drove among golden fields of cereals, crisscrossing a maze of gravel roads and skirting an impressive coastal landscape. But also saw some spectacular beaches. Here are 6 of the best beaches on the Yorke Peninsula.
The Innes National Park Beaches
The Innes National Park is huge, and you can visit it by car. You need to purchase your entrance ticket online. There is a computer cashier at the park entrance, but it doesn’t always work as it should, so you’d better get your access ticket online.
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Chinamans Beach is your first stop after Jolly Beach and on your way to Cape Spencer Lighthouse. It’s a great swimming beach and very popular among experienced surfers.
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, which is better than a whole day. Stop at the Beach halfway between Cape Spencer Lighthouse and Cape West Lighthouse.
Cape West beach
Below is the Cape West beach, the last beach you come across among all the top beaches in the Innes Nationa Park heading to Cape West Lighthouse.
The Southern Coast Beaches on Yorke Peninsula
The southern coast of the Yorke Peninsula is very isolated but has some beautiful beaches to chill out and swim.
About 20 minutes by car from Corny Point Lighthouse, you can reach Leven Beach, an excellent spot for killer sunsets. Leven Beach is a peaceful, isolated beach suitable for morning walks or swimming.
Ardrossan is a lovely spot popular among families and holidaymakers on the North East of the Yorke Peninsula. This beach is famous for the blue swimmer crabs, i.e. wading and raking for crabs from the shore or the boat. The colour contrast of Ardrossan Beach is simply terrific.
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On North West of Yorke Peninsula, you can visit Moonta, a small place on the coast with heritage buildings and churches. And the beautiful Moonta Beach Jetty with its white-sand beach and turquoise water.
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These are just a few of the many beautiful Yorke Peninsula beaches you can visit by touring the area. From Adelaide, it’s only 3 hour’s drive by car, really worth it if you don’t have much time to spend. I highly recommend it if you are on a solo adventure in 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 Jan 2023
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