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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 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
Reviewed 2 February 2017

First visited here with my parents over 50 years ago while staying at Victor Harbor on annual summer holidays. Later brought my own family here for many happy years of beach fun. Swimming, body boarding and just lying on the sand. Always an enjoyable but...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Last weekend of school holidays and this place was buzzing with families and holiday makers but not so much that you couldn't find a spot on the beach. Patrolled by life savers and a protected beach you can actually swim! Great for standup paddling or...More

Thank Lopry
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It was a 37 degree day and we went to horseshoe bay for the first time. It was VERY packed with people. I normally don't like busy places but it was a beautiful beach that was so easy to swim in. My 12 year old...More

1  Thank Megan C
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My family had done body-boarding at this location on the 2nd last day of 2015 for 3 hours. It was truely an awesome experience providing one does it safely without being dumped by the big waves/surfs. There's no Surf Living Patrol in this area. So,...More

Thank Danny B
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