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South Australia's Insanely Instagrammable Beaches

So easy on the eye and kind to the camera - South Australia's incredibly diverse beaches will surprise and inspire you with their breathtaking beauty, crystal clear inviting waters and adventures on tap.

So pack your camera, get your phone at the ready, practice your drone skills and get ready to hashtag the sand out of these natural wonders!

Starting with.....


Second Valley

Currently one of the darlings of the Instagram scene, this much photographed locale offers a group of secluded and spectacular sandy coves set along a rugged steep cliffed coastline.  A great stop off if you're driving to the Kangaroo Island ferry.


Kangaroo Island

When thinking of Kangaroo Island, the mind often wanders to the incredible array of wildlife and the rugged and dramatic coastlines.  But Kangaroo Island also does beaches, and it does them really well.


Port Noarlunga - Triggs

Adelaideans are spoilt for choice with 40km of beautiful and easily accesible beaches.  Head to the southern coastal suburb of Port Noarlunga and you are in for a serious treat with options for snorkelling, paddle boarding, swimming and, or course, surfing.


Maslins Beach

Renowned as the "first unclad beach" in the whole of Australia, Adelaide's well known nudist beach is a sight for sore eyes - we're talking about the colourful limestone cliffs that roll down to the beach like a terracotta rainbow.  Clothing is optional.


Eyre Peninsula

Some of the most jaw dropping, wild coastline in the country.  Get in your car and drive to Eyre Peninsula's seemingly uncharted beaches.  You'll most likely have these wild havens all to yourself.


Yorke Peninsula

This surfing mecca is a true treat that not many tourists get to experience.  With limited tranport and touring options available, you're going to want to grab a car, pack your camping gear and be one with the surf - and if surf's not your thing - get discovering the sweet little protected beaches and water holes. 


Fleurieu Peninsula

Are you starting to see a theme here?

The reason South Australia has such a huge coastline is because of the gulfs of ocean making their way further north and creating Peninsulas.  Fleurieu Peninsula (pronounced Floo-ree-ow) is home to McLaren Vale, Port Elliot, the Mt Lofty Ranges and some serious beach life.


Limestone Coast

Continue along the Great Ocean Road all the way to Adelaide and you'll find the stunning Limestone Coast - a true water lover's paradise.  So stop off, unpack your camera and get clicking!

    Adelaide Central YHA
    Adelaide Central YHA
    Located right in the centre of the city, Adelaide Central YHA is only a 7-minute walk to Adelaide Central Market and a short bus ride to Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Zoo.
    Port Lincoln YHA
    Port Lincoln YHA
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    Port Elliot YHA
    Port Elliot YHA
    Great Port Elliot Beach Accommodation! Port Elliot Beach House YHA, on South Australia's spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula, is in a breezy, historic building
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