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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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"fish and chips"
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"beautiful beach"
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"grassed area"
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"caravan park"
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"body boarding"
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"surf club"
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"public toilets"
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"perfect spot"
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"spectacular scenery"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Walking around the surrounding area of the bay, visitors will find a piece of history forever remembered and in scripted in a plaque neatly impressed on the face of a wooden board erected on a hill overlooking the Horseshoe Bay. It commemorates the encounter on...More

Thank ynadqnor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s most popular beaches and coastline. We stayed at a fabulous self contained apartment called Calypso right on Horseshoe Bay, the views and access were right on our doorstep. Would recommend staying at Calypso, book through Unwind Holidays website or I...More

Thank Lorraine S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some of the best coastline and beaches in South Australia. Good parking spaces close and great grassed areas adjacent to the beach for your picnics.

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

This is one of the hidden gems of the south coast very close to Adelaide. The bay is a horseshoe shape and encloses a beautiful beach that is always calm. Great for swimming and great facilities - toilet and park for the kids. Wonderful place...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Having seen seaside towns all over the world this little gem, only and hour and half drive from Adelaide, is a must visit for a day out to impress your guests or just enjoy with your family. It has 2 hotels, an extremely popular Bakery,...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018

As someone whose swimming resembles a fly in an inkpot, it was wonderful to feel safe at this beautiful family friendly beach. Definitely a must revisit for us.

Thank Lynne C
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Horseshoe Bay may have a gruesome past, but it is a beautiful bay. The local lawn bowls club has the most amazing settings.

Thank Allison2013
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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

We keep coming back to Horseshoe Bay again and again. Great for boogie boarding, sheltered and very bracing. One of SA 's beautiful swimming beaches.

Thank homeinthevines
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

The day was cool and cloudy so we didn't swim. The beach looks great. There is a walking path above the coast with great views. Sometimes seals can be seen. Lots of birds.

Thank Rontop
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Reviewed January 13, 2018

We’ll known attraction great for kids. Gets crowded in holidays. Beach side cafe makes food easy. Grass strip adjacent beach.

Thank zizzle14
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