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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Black Pearl Aldinga Beach - Flaunting Industrial-Chic Design with a Colourful Flair
Black Pearl Aldinga Beach - Flaunting Industrial-Chic Design with a Colourful Flair
5 Coolangatta Drive, Adelaide, SA
This family-friendly Adelaide holiday home is located by the sea, within a 5-minute walk of Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park and Aldinga Beach. Port Willunga ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (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 10 Jun. 2021

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Black Pearl Aldinga Beach - Flaunting Industrial-Chic Design with a Colourful Flair
Short Walk to Beach, Scrub, Parks and Cafe. Short drive to Wineries.
Short Walk to Beach, Scrub, Parks and Cafe. Short drive to Wineries.
6 Bristol St, 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 is 1.6 mi (2.5 ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great spot, everything you need
"We enjoyed our stay at Aldinga Beach, thank you. The house was very comfortable- we really only used it for sleeping, as we were attending a family get together a few streets away over the long weekend, and it was perfect for us to retire to at the end of a long day. The shower was great, the beds ..."

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 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 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 ...
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
"Property was clean and well presented, however 1 double bed requires replacement."

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2021

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Sail Away - Aldinga Beach - Large and Luxurious Esplanade Home with Panoramic Sea Views
Sail Away - Aldinga Beach - Large and Luxurious Esplanade Home with Panoramic Sea Views
176 Esplanade, Adelaide, 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 ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
A great house for a larger group
"Great location, good set up, beautiful views from verandah"

Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2021

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Sail Away - Aldinga Beach - Large and Luxurious Esplanade Home with Panoramic Sea Views
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 ...
5/5Exceptional! (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

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Footprints in the Sand, Silver Sands Beach House
Beautiful Beach Side Getaway
Beautiful Beach Side Getaway
16 Dunstan St, Adelaide, SA
This family-friendly Adelaide holiday home is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Aldinga Beach and Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park. Port Willunga ...
5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Lovely holidays! Nice house! Great value!
"Excellent house for 2 families as it has 2 separate entries and it also has stairs inside. Lovely decorated house with all necessities provided. We loved the outdoor hot shower! The owner was very helpful and fast to respond!"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2021

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Beautiful Beach Side Getaway
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