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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Esplanade Aldinga Beach
Esplanade Aldinga Beach
209 Esplanade, 7, Adelaide, SA
The price is NZ$159 per night from 23 Jan. to 24 Jan.
Nestled on the beach, this Aldinga Beach resort is just steps away from Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. Port Willunga Beach is 1.9 mi (3 km) ...
3.1/5 (9 reviews)
Great stay
"Great stay if your on a budget. A few maintenance issues but nothing that was not rectified when it could be. Lovely location and good communication when needed. Love the facilities, the pool was a treat."

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

Esplanade Aldinga Beach
Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
53 Coolangatta Dr, Adelaide, SA
Located in Aldinga Beach, this holiday 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 17 Aug. 2021

Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
.Beach getaway, pet friendly, coastal vibe
.Beach getaway, pet friendly, coastal vibe
2 Hack St, Adelaide, SA
This family-friendly Adelaide cottage is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Aldinga Beach, Port Willunga Beach and Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Just Wonderful!
"Gorgeous stay at the Salty Dog. Fantastic location. Great property with everything you need and all the luxurious touches. Would highly recommend."

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2022

.Beach getaway, pet friendly, coastal vibe
Break Away
Break Away
3 out of 5
33 Aldam Avenue, Aldinga Beach, SA
Located in Aldinga Beach, this holiday 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 19 Mar. 2021

Break Away
Bayside Aldinga Beach - Large Family Beach House with Sea Views
Bayside Aldinga Beach - Large Family Beach House with Sea Views
3 Aldam Avenue, Adelaide, SA
This family-friendly Adelaide holiday home is located by the sea, within a 15-minute walk of Aldinga Beach and Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park. Port Willunga ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (10 reviews)
Amazing
"This house was very well set out and spacious. It was clean and had all you needed. The only thing we missed was wifi and movie streaming which would have been good. Apart from that it was perfect."

Reviewed on 21 Nov. 2021

Bayside Aldinga Beach - Large Family Beach House with Sea Views
Kaseys HideAway - Aldinga Beach - Family Friendly Affordable Accommodation on Aldinga Esplanade
Kaseys HideAway - Aldinga Beach - Family Friendly Affordable Accommodation on Aldinga Esplanade
209 Esplanade, Adelaide, SA
Located in Aldinga Beach, this cabin is steps away from Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. Port Willunga Beach is 1.8 mi (3 km) away.
3.8/5 Good! (5 reviews)
Kasey’s
"It was a lovely place, well set-up and clean."

Reviewed on 10 Apr. 2021

Kaseys HideAway - Aldinga Beach - Family Friendly Affordable Accommodation on Aldinga Esplanade
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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