Project Description

Horseshoe Bay

The Marine Life

We’ll start off with one of our personal favourites. Any beach you go to you’ll usually find fish swimming around with the possibility of a crab or two. On our trip last weekend we saw multiple schools of fish, dozens of crabs and even a pod of dolphins.

At certain times of the year, around Horsheshoe Bay and other beaches in the area, you’ll also get to witness the majestic displays of passing whales. So why not bring your binoculars out for a bit of whale watching

What is there to do at Horseshoe Bay?

There are so many things to do while you’re down at the beach. The usual beach activities such as swimming and building sand castles are obvious choices. There is a track near the beach you can walk along to explore, and learn more about the local history. You could try swimming out to the pontoon to relax in the middle of the bay.

At the top of the beach there is a playground, grassy area, and public barbecue. There is plenty of room for the whole family to sit down for lunch, or run around. If you’d rather spend time in the water instead of manning the BBQ, the Flying Fish Cafe is less than fifty metres from the shore.

The opportunities for relaxation and fun are endless.

The Location

Horseshoe Bay is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula, just on the edge of Port Elliot. It is a bit of a long drive if you live near the city or north of the city, but it is well worth it.

Driving to Horseshoe Bay from the city is an 82 kilometre trip, and takes about an hour and twenty minutes. If you find the drive is a bit long for a day trip, why not head down for the whole weekend and stay at some accommodation nearby? Port Elliot, Victor Harbor and Middleton all have lovely accommodation options.