"The Shack Port Clinton" is pet friendly. The back and front yards are fully fenced and are safe for your pet. We have reverse cycle heating and cooling so you will be comfortable all year round. With accommodation for up to 6 people, the main bedroom has a queen sized bed and an ocean view. Second bedroom has a double bed, third bedroom has a set of bunk beds (1 single bed & 1 double bed). The brand new kitchen, and lounge room are fully functional with ocean views and everything you could need including microwave, large fridge/freezer, electric oven, bread maker, pots, pans, crockery, cutlery etc., Digital TV & DVD player. Best of all is the large shady front veranda perfect for sitting enjoying the beach views, reading, chatting or just relaxing with your family away from the every day stress of living.
Things to do:
Port Clinton is a short 125 km from the city center of Adelaide. Its attractive sandy beach is ideal for swimming and relaxing and the waters are ideal for fishing at high tide and crabbing and low tide between September & April. Go sailboarding or kayaking in the shallow bay. In the center of town is a well stocked general store also selling petrol and LP gas including a bottle shop for all your needs. Nearby is a Sports Club where you can enjoy a meal in the Bistro, play the Pokies and even Take Away Food. Swim in the community pool October to Easter or when the temperature is above 24 degrees, play bingo on Saturday afternoon or walk / bike ride the 6 km Mangrove Walk between Port Clinton & Price. Explore Clinton Conservation Park, 2 minutes walk from "The Shack Port Clinton". It covers 1854 hectares of mangrove swamp with native plants and a great diversity of birdlife and stretches from north of Port Clinton around the top of the Gulf and down almost to Port Wakefield.The entire peninsula is jam-packed with fun things to see and do including scenic drives, hiking, bush walking, fishing & boating, museums or even play a round of golf. Why not make “The Shack Port Clinton" your base for a few days to explore all the wonders of Yorke Peninsula with its beautiful beaches, jetties and great fishing spots!
The first European to explore the area was Matthew Flinders who traversed the coastline in 1802. He waded ashore across the mudflats and named both Gulf St Vincent and the Yorke Peninsula after friends in Britain who had supported his voyage of exploration. After the completion of the railway form Adelaide to Wallaroo in 1878 the jetty at Port Clinton fell into disuse and disrepair, but in its early days it was the shipping centre of farmers in the area. It was here where many of the miners for Moonta and Wallaroo were landed by ketch after their journey from Port Adelaide.7 km south of Port Clinton is the tiny coastal township of Price. It has no beach but extensive mangrove swamplands. The town was established in 1882 and has a number of historic buildings including the local school (1885) and the Wheatsheaf Hotel (over 100 years old). There is also a thoroughfare known as the 'One and All Road'. Today the town is sustained by the salt mining of a number of huge saltpans. (The Official Civic Record of South Australia, Page 522.)