Aldinga Beach

Adelaide
Aldinga Beach

Visit a beachside suburb of Adelaide that offers plenty of watersports action, maritime history, countryside exploration and beautiful sea views.

Treat yourself to a break at Aldinga Beach, a small, quiet coastal town on the east coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is a popular weekend getaway among Adelaide’s residents and visitors. Thrill to a day along the ocean, go wildlife spotting on a hike through the countryside and explore a 19th-century shipwreck.

Ride the surf, cast your line, snorkel or simply relax at the beach, also called Aldinga Beach. It is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) from the town and is a long stretch of beautiful sand and blue sea. This is one of the few beaches in South Australia where you can drive your vehicle onto the sand.

Shore dive or snorkel around the wreck of the Star of Greece, a 19th-century three-masted iron ship that lies in about 13 feet (4 meters) of water. The vessel was on its way to Great Britain when it was hit by a severe storm and sank in 1888 with the loss of at least 18 lives. At low tide, view parts of the ship from the beach.

See more of the local scenery on a bushwalking adventure in the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park. This protected area of native coastal scrubland is home to dozens of bird species, such as rainbow bee-eaters and golden whistlers. A variety of walking trails pass through the wild landscape, also providing an opportunity to study rare species of plants, such as lacy coral lichen and orchids.

Back in the town, look at the mass grave for those who died aboard the Star of Greece at the Uniting Church and Cemetery and visit the 19th-century Gothic St. Ann's Anglican Church. This old building was constructed from local stone.

Aldinga Beach is about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southwest of Adelaide. Come by bus, train, taxi or rental car and enjoy a beachside getaway that offers relaxation as well as plenty of activities away from the sand.


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Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
Adelaide, SA
Located in Aldinga Beach, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. Port Willunga Beach and Willunga ...
5/5 Exceptional! (7 reviews)
Holiday home or homeless to get rest
"It was absolutely amazing and wonderful for my sons to feel safe and me. As we became homeless and we asked the owner if we could get out of the winter. Pay upfront before entering."

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

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Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
Short Walk to Beach, Scrub, Parks and Cafe. Short drive to Wineries.
Short Walk to Beach, Scrub, Parks and Cafe. Short drive to Wineries.
Adelaide, SA
Located in Aldinga Beach, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. Port Willunga Beach is 1.6 mi (2.5 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Central to beach & wineries !
"Quaint & comfortable for a long weekend stay ! 5 min to 15 min drive to beaches & wineries ! Lovely spot to chill & relax ! Vicki & Tony"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

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Short Walk to Beach, Scrub, Parks and Cafe. Short drive to Wineries.
Break Away
Break Away
3 out of 5
33 Aldam Avenue, Aldinga Beach, SA
Located in Aldinga Beach, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Aldinga Beach and Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park. Port Willunga Beach is 1.4 mi (2.3 ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Property was clean and well presented, however 1 double bed requires replacement."

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

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Black Pearl Aldinga Beach - Flaunting Industrial-Chic Design with a Colourful Flair
Black Pearl Aldinga Beach - Flaunting Industrial-Chic Design with a Colourful Flair
Adelaide, SA
This family-friendly Adelaide vacation home is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. Port Willunga ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Black Pearl
"Great location in a very quiet peaceful area, nice view of the hills in the backyard. Inside very clean, pleasant and all amenities I required. Unfortunately the back area, verandah, decking and around doors and windows could do with a thorough clean, removal of cobwebs etc and decking and surrounding ..."

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

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Black Pearl Aldinga Beach - Flaunting Industrial-Chic Design with a Colourful Flair
Sanibonani - Aldinga Beach - A front row seat to the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park
Sanibonani - Aldinga Beach - A front row seat to the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park
Adelaide, SA
Located in Aldinga Beach, this vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. Port Willunga Beach is 1.7 mi (2.8 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4 reviews)
Laid back
"Simple, comfortable and relaxed in a lovely spot within easy reach of Adelaide"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

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Sanibonani - Aldinga Beach - A front row seat to the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park
Ocean 180A
Ocean 180A
3.5 out of 5
180a Esplanade, Aldinga Beach, SA
Located in Aldinga Beach, this beach vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Aldinga Beach and Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park. Port Willunga Beach is 1.5 ...
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Ocean 180A
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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