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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Blue Zone
Blue Zone
3.5 out of 5
1/2 Whinnerah, Aldinga Beach, SA, 5173
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Adelaide. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Aldinga Beach and Aldinga Scrub ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
"Great with having the bunk bed in one of the rooms and the extra toliet downstairs"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2020

Blue Zone
Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
Aldinga Beach, SA
Stay at this vacation home in Adelaide. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Silver Sands Beach and Sellicks Beach are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
Fun at the beach
"The house was comfortable and well appointed with everything you might need. Very close to the beach walks we love."

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
Casa Capri ~ Aldinga Beach - Beach Getaway Nestled Between Blue Waters the Bush
Casa Capri ~ Aldinga Beach - Beach Getaway Nestled Between Blue Waters the Bush
Aldinga Beach, South Australia
Stay at this business-friendly cabin in Adelaide. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and laundry facilities. Popular attractions Aldinga Beach and Aldinga Scrub Conservation ...
4/5 Very Good! (6 reviews)
Great, fully equipped property
"Great property! Must take own food as restaurants limited. Book a car!!"

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2022

Casa Capri ~ Aldinga Beach - Beach Getaway Nestled Between Blue Waters the Bush
Green Reef Beach House
Green Reef Beach House
3.5 out of 5
4 Thomas Street, Aldinga Beach, SA, 5173
Stay at this 3.5-star vacation home in Adelaide. Enjoy free parking, a terrace, and a garden. Popular attractions Aldinga Beach and Aldinga Scrub Conservation ...
Green Reef Beach House
.Beach getaway, pet friendly, coastal vibe
.Beach getaway, pet friendly, coastal vibe
Aldinga Beach, SA
Stay at this family-friendly cottage in Adelaide. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Aldinga Beach and Port Willunga Beach are ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (18 reviews)
Fabulous home away from home
"This property is perfect for a getaway! Comfortable and clean with all that you’ll need for your stay! Lovely outdoor space and garden"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2022

.Beach getaway, pet friendly, coastal vibe
Kokomo ~ Silver Sands - Silver Sands Sweetie
Kokomo ~ Silver Sands - Silver Sands Sweetie
Aldinga Beach, South Australia
Stay at this vacation home in Adelaide. Enjoy onsite parking, a garden, and barbecue grills. Popular attractions Silver Sands Beach and Aldinga Scrub Conservation ...
3.6/5 Good! (5 reviews)
A nice getaway for my birthday
"House was clean and comfortable and location was great. But I was disappointed that the tv wasn’t able to play channels, there were 2 huntsman spiders that kept appearing in the bunk bed room which was a bit uncomfortable also it sounded like crickets were in the walls very loud and hard to ignore ..."

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2022

Kokomo ~ Silver Sands - Silver Sands Sweetie
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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