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About Port Elliot

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Port Elliot: For Holidays Outdoors

Port Elliot has long since been a holiday hotspot on the shores of Horseshoe Bay, in South Australia. Throughout the summer, visitors flock to the coastal town to swim, surf, fish and hike, among many other outdoor activities. Travellers can choose between rough surf beaches and calmer waters for swimming.

After action-packed days, unwind along the Strand at one the trendy cafes, or spend an afternoon shopping in a relaxed beachside ambiance. Holiday rentals in Port Elliot abound, from large family houses to homely apartments suited to couples.

Port Elliot’s Beaches

Port Elliot boasts a series of beaches, some of which are optimal for surfing and others which are favoured by swimmers. Families with young children tend to spend their days along Horseshoe Bay, with its calm waves, shallow waters, white sand and leafy foreshore. Catch some rays as you watch beginners’ surf lessons take place.

More advanced surfers can head over to Boomer Beach, where waves can exceed 15 ft at their most turbulent. Boomer Beach also acts as a hub for bodyboarders. If you would like to learn to surf on the shores of Boomer Beach, you can take classes as part of a group or with a private instructor.

Fishing in Port Elliot

Fishing is a popular Port Elliot pastime, both for locals and visitors. This isn’t surprising, given the number of fish species swimming in the waters close to shore. Cast a line right off one of Port Elliot’s beaches, then BBQ your own supper.

To mingle with local fishermen, head to Port Elliot’s jetty, which also is a relaxing spot for an evening stroll. For a day of deep sea fishing, hire a charter. You can rent a private boat or join a group fishing tour, which departs daily from Port Elliot.

Port Elliot Hiking and Cycling

Back on land, the best ways to explore the Port Elliot region involve walking or cycling. To spot local wildlife, stroll along the coastal paths. There is a clifftop trail which allows you to take in prime ocean views. Keep your eyes peeled for bottlenose dolphins in the water below.

In season, you could very well see migrating whales. In the evenings, stay on the lookout for Australia’s famous little blue penguins returning to their nests tucked away in cliff nooks.

Alternately, get to know the town of Port Elliot itself by renting a bike and hitting the Encounter Bikeway. This cycling trail leads you through Port Elliot’s network of shaded streets.

Port Elliot: What to Do in Town?

After days spent outside, you can unwind along Port Elliot’s main cafe and shopping strip, which locals know as the Strand. The is the town’s hub of activity, where eateries and boutiques are intertwined. Stroll along the Strand, stopping at the many antique dealers’ before grabbing a coffee.

In addition to antique stores, you will find a number of gift shops along the Strand. Port Elliot may be small, but all modern conveniences, from grocery stores to post offices, are within easy walking distance of the town centre.

How to Get to Port Elliot

Port Elliot is only 85 km from Adelaide, so driving from the capital of South Australia is a breeze. If you do not have access to a car, you can hop on a public bus, with direct service to Port Elliot from Adelaide.