Beachport is a tiny coastal town that lies 379 kilometres southeast of Adelaide, at the northern end of Rivoli Bay. Named for Michael Hicks Beach, the Secretary of State for the Colonies in 1878, this tiny town was also potentially the location of the first two Australian based casualties of World War II. With a lot of history, a laid back vibe and a lot of birdwatching opportunities, this is a fun little place for Limestone Coast accommodation.
From the Beachport holiday rentals, you have a ton of different opportunities to explore the area and have a great time. With an entire important bird area right nearby, you can see all kinds of species doing their thing. If you prefer critters in the water that you can eat, you might try doing some fishing in the local fishing hole. If you love beaches, you will find this is an area well equipped for the purpose, as well.
What's There To See And Do?
If you like the beach, 10 Mile Beach and the historic local jetty are very close by Beachport. From your Beachport accommodation, you can also travel to one of the best local spots for fishing called the Salmon Hole. Other fun spots to visit are Salt Lake and Lake George. If you like to take in the sights, you might also want to take the Scenic Drive or visit the Beachport Conservation Park, which features 710 hectares of beaches and rocky headlands.
Fun Local Attractions
From Beachport it is only a half hour drive through the Little Dip National Park to the bay of Nora Creina. Named for an early resident of the area and features some truly spectacular beach views and crags to look at. There are middens aplenty, as local tribes stacked shells and blackened rocks from many meals cooked here.
Another interesting thing in this area is the Woakwine Cutting. Started and finished by only two men between 1957 and 1960, this is essentially just a trench cut one kilometre long and funneling from 36 metres at the top down to three metres at the bottom. Its entire purpose is to drain some farmland into the ocean, and still has machinery, boards with information and a platform for viewing on display. Woakwine comes from an aboriginal word that means either bent arm or elbow, and refers to the shape this ditch takes.
Why Stay In Rentals?
Rental homes in the Limestone Coast region are a great way to see this area that most people have never even considered using. With so much to see and take in throughout this area, staying in a rental home is the best base you can have. Generally boasting better appointments and more space than a hotel room of the same price, this is the best way to live like a local and see what the area has to offer in a way that most tourists will never get the opportunity for.