7 incredible coastal walks near Port Elliot

Jaw-dropping cliff tops, long sandy beaches, rolling surf, historic towns, whale spotting and even an island walk. Get ready to be wowed - and impress your friends with the serious number of steps you're going to be clocking up!

1. Harbourmasters Walking Trail

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A short, but no-less impressive beauty to warm you up. Starts in a park on top of a hill (across the road from YHA Port Elliot Beach House) and takes in 5 separate beaches, rock formations, historic gardens and kick-arse views.  

2. Encounter Bay Bikeway

Don't let the name fool you. This 30km coastal trail has enough room for pedallers, joggers and walkers. From Victor Harbor to Goolwa with whale watching, surfing and some fresh Southern Ocean air to really clear out the cobwebs.

3. Granite Island

Unsurprisingly, Granite Island is made up of huge granite boulders, tinged with orange lichen, which, mixed with the green vegetation and blue skies, makes for a very pretty scene. The 3.3km circuit walk has nothing but views - and there's penguins!

4. Victor Harbor to Granite Island

Not officially a walk, and you don't officially have to walk it because there is an historic horse drawn tram that will get you across the bridge from Victor Harbor and Granite Island. But the horses are walking, so that counts, right?

5. Knight Beach to Victor Harbor - Beach Walk

Take your shoes off and hit the sand for this stunning 7km beach walk. You'll definnitely deserve a refreshing drink when you get to the end.

6. Waitpinga Cliffs

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7. The Bluff

On top of the world - or at least of Victor Harbor. The steep walk up to the "Bluff Summit" is worth all the puffing and panting once you take in the views to the left, the views to the right and the views straight ahead. And if you have you're own Titanic moment - don't forget to #YHAOz.

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