Whyalla - industrial heart of the Eyre Peninsula
"A part of Whyalla"
With an area of about eight hectares, a depth of 2.4 metres at low tide, 32 floating moorings for vessels up to 13 metres, pile moorings for an additional 36 vessels, a floating service jetty, and a four lane boat launching ramp, the marina at Whyalla has provided access to some of SA's best fishing grounds. It is also home to the clubrooms of the Whyalla Yacht Club, Whyalla Sport Fishing Club, and Whyalla Boatowners Association.
A launching fee applies at the boat ramp to assist with ongoing maintenance. Access to the launching area is controlled by a ticket machine.
The marina, in conjunction with Whyalla's weather and good fishing, has proven a great success, with between 50 and 100 cars and boat trailers often lining the car park at the one time during summer, while the breakwaters have given shore anglers more spots from which to choose.
We parked in the carpark for the night before our escapade on the briny the following day.