Beachport Conservation Park's white sandy beaches and coastal flora is home to an array of birdlife, making it an ideal spot for birdwatching. It is home to the rare orange-bellied parrot, not that I was lucky enough to see one, I wasn't. I did manage to see the Bird in my photo, although I don't know what its name is.The Park has more limestone...more
This is a must do if you have a car!The scenic drive follows the spectacular rugged coast of the Southern ocean. We wound our way up, down and around sandhills, seeing gorgeous views along the way. Ever so often, we made stops at lookout points where we had to walk for an extra good view. The tourist route has several excellent vantage points to...more
The Pool of Siloam is also on the Bowman scenic drive.This is a salt lake almost seven times saltier than the sea. It's believed to relieve sufferers of arthritis and rhuematism of pain. As the water has such a high salt concentration, when swimming in the water, you become very buoyant. It is a safe and sheltered swimming area with picnic area,...more
Still on the Bowman scenic drive, our next stop is another 2kms at Post Office Rock.Post Office Rock, is another wonderful windswept headland that separates Salmon Hole from the Post Office beach. Of the four beaches, Post Office Rock is the calmest and safest, with the other three having higher waves, rocks, reefs and rips.The rocks, rips and reef...more
The Salmon Hole forms a fairly calm wide lagoon or hole between the reef and beach. Its a nice curved beach between Snapper Point and Post Office rock. There are four beaches, nearly all have numerous rocks and reefs. The Salmon Hole is the safest close inshore, but stay clear of the reef as water drains out across and around the reef.It is too...more
Our next stop along the Bowman scenic drive is at Snapper Point.Snapper Point is a flat 10 m high shelf probably composed of limestone. This, combined with other rocks and reefs forms two small beaches to the east, both backed by Dunes. As the names snapper and salmon imply, this is a popular stretch of coast to fish from the beach or rock...more
Centennial Park is located right on the beach front. It was here, we chose to sit and eat our lunch, we weren't the only ones either!It was quite popular with Caravanner's because of the good parking area by the Park.The park is spread over six acres, and surrounds a large lagoon with a bridge, barbecue areas, seating, playground with slide, swings...more
I hope your feeling energetic! I wasn't!This Jetty is supposed to be the second longest in South Australia. The Beachport Jetty seemed to go forever, nearly as far as the eye could see, out into the waters of Rivoli Bay. Anglers like the Jetty to try and catch the Salmon, Mullet, Mulloway and Whiting found in these waters.By the Jetty are sandy...more
What a lovely idea to build a fantastic playground, and name it in honour of a lady who loved children. Susan Wilson, operated a kiosk nearby, selling pies, pasties, hot water and sweets. I guess most of us can remember going to buy some sweets with a meagre amount of money. Well, this dear old lady always gave them a few extra sweets, how nice was...more
I loved the old Cinema building, I bet there aren't many of these left in todays modern world!The Beachport Institute Motion Picture Project was formed in 1952, this was when the first screening was held. Now after many years this building has once more become a cinema.Movies are screened on the 4th Friday of every month at 7.30pmNext door is the...more
Bompas of Beachport was built in 1878, soon after Beachport was proclaimed a township. To me, it looked like a Hotel, which it was until 1887, when taken over by the SA Brewing Company. I thought this funny.....A Bank in town was needed, so a temporary office was set up in the nearly completed Hotel, how safe was that?With its years over as a...more
On our Bowman scenic drive, we stopped at certain lookout points on the way. At one, I was walking along the top of the smallish cliffs, when I stumbled across a Blowhole. What a shock it was, as if I had been looking out to sea and not looking where I was walking, I would have had a nasty accident. I think there should be a warning sign saying...more
Travelling to Beachport, we saw the road sign warning or Wombats in the area. We were in daylight hours, so not really a problem, as all wombats are basically nocturnal, but during cooler times can be seen early morning or late afternoon. Wombats being herbivorous eat mainly grass, but also eat other plant material such as shrubs, roots, barks and...more
These are easy to find in Beachport.
They are new, modern, clean and FREE. Just look for the old railway water pump, and they are close by.
Located in Railway Terrace, Beachport