Limestone Coast Beaches
An untamed ocean
Shaped by the untamed Southern Ocean, the Limestone Coast’s beaches are spectacular and seemingly endless. They also provide some of South Australia’s best fishing and surfing locations.
From the Coorong’s Ninety Mile Beach to the tip of Cape Northumberland, you have more than 400 kilometres of beaches to explore. Discover why the south east has been a holiday destination for generations of South Australians.
What’s in a name?
Limestone Coast residents call it as they see it. Where else would you find a 17 kilometre stretch of coastline, simply called Long Beach? It's just outside of Robe, one of the state's most popular seaside destinations.
A surfer’s dream
The Limestone Coast is a surfer’s dream, with great breaks right down to the Victorian border. Beginners, head for Robe, Beachport or Posties, which is just east of the original Port MacDonnell Lighthouse. Cape Northumberland suits skilled surfers. Stoney's Rise and Browns beach are also well known for their big waves.
With nothing between the Limestone Coast and Antarctica, it's no surprise this region is part of the Shipwreck Coast. More than one hundred vessels have sunk here in the past century.
Follow the Southern Ocean Shipwreck Trail between the Murray Mouth and the Victorian border.
Seeking somewhere more sheltered? Try Long Beach, Cape Jaffa, Kingston S.E. or Rivoli Bay. They’re all safe to swim at but as always, beware of the strong currents and rips that exist all along the coast.
Anglers, cast a line off Beachport jetty. It’s the state's second longest jetty and you may land yourself a decent salmon.
Take a boat out from Beachport and hook a snapper or hire a charter to chase blue fin tuna. Fish for mullet in the upper reaches of the Coorong. The Glenelg River has lagoons which are great for catching mulloway.
You will need an amateur fishing licence to fish in some areas. They’re available at Visitor Information Centres, tackle stores and even some petrol stations.
Dive for treasure
The Limestone Coast’s many underwater rock ledges are teeming with prized lobster, helping Port MacDonnell establish one of the southern hemisphere’s largest lobster fleets. October to May is lobster “season” but don’t let the pros do all the work. Bring your snorkel and flippers and have a go yourself.
The Limestone Coast - it’s just wild.
Back to top
What's on in SA
There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.