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Horseshoe Bay

Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia
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Victor Harbor and McLaren Vale Day Trip from Adelaide Including Lunch
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Horseshoe Bay is a protected swimming beach which is very popular with families during the summer holidays. You can fish from the Jetty, watch the kids play in the playground or go for a swim in this sheltered bay. Why not follow the rugged cliff around the coast and explore the little bays and beaches. Horseshoe Bay has been a favoured destination for visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula for a long time come and experience this very popular destination. During the months from June - October each year the cliffs surrounding Horseshoe Bay provide a great vantage point for spotting Southern Wright Whales as the protected coastal waters become a whale nursery. Or you may spot Seals and Dolphins in the protected bay while enjoying a picnic or riding along the Encounter Bikeway that passes through Horseshoe Bay. The historic township of Port Elliot is situated on the coastline between the towns of Victor Harbor and Middleton. While your in Port Elliot take the time to explore The Strand area with its many historic buildings, cafes, restaurants and shops.
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Port Elliot, South Australia 5212, Australia

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those spots that makes you stop and have a 'wow we live in a beautiful place' moment. It's a great picnic spot, there's good coffee, good playground, the calmest swimming spot around and stunning views. Locals tip us to walk up...More

Thank Jls8_adl
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This place is so unreal. It has spectacular scenery and a beautiful walk around the hill. You can see the sea for kilometres. Also it has a beach and seats where you can just sit and take in the view. There is a cafe next...More

Thank Judi R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The beach provides a number of great activities. Its a good beach for swimming with young children as its protected at one end and often has a few waves at the coorong end. You can often sea seals on the break water rocks as well...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Watched whales in this world class bay whilst driving electric bikes hired from local cafe Walter Melon! Unbelievable experience

Thank middlegroundeats
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Most beautiful beach and area, for the kids play area and for adults, beautiful sand a rea no seaweed and water crystal clear amazing

Thank DOMI21
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Horseshoe bay is an amazing place to see. It is natural and can be very romantic at sun set. The beach is very clean but you need to be careful of the rip in the water. Depending on where you enter the water, it can...More

Thank DJJ252
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Been coming here since a kid. Love the bay, white sand and the granite rocks. Great place for the children to learn to body surf. Nice town, good cafes and shops.

Thank Mungo L
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

If you visit Victor Harbor or near, go to Horseshoe bay and start from Obelisk on top. Nice views to the bay and the sea. Walk down to beach, nice trees and big rocks. Small bay on west side and rock pools. Great cafe Flying...More

Thank Minttu69
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Tucked off to the side of the main rd between Victor Harbor and Goolwa this sleepy little village has escaped the insensitive development associated with other seaside towns. A beautiful swimming beach for families. Don't forget to take the headland path behind the Surf Lifesaving...More

1  Thank peterakeam
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Two weeks at Horseshoe Bay and a 5km walk everyday, believe it or not, I could incorporate a different part of the bay, town and gardens in my walks!! A very pretty place, steeped in history. Take the time to read the information signs and...More

1  Thank Rick & Jenny D
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