Holidays in Snelling Beach

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Snelling Beach

Spend the day swimming, surfing, fishing or beachcombing and choose from a range of superb beachfront cottages to book for the night.

Snelling Beach is one of the most popular seaside destinations on Kangaroo Island’s north coast. With its wide shoreline and windswept foredune alongside the banks of Middle River, the beach has plenty of scenic appeal. Wander along the golden sands, go for a swim in the waves or hop between rock pools with the kids. Snelling Beach has a dependable surf break and is a favored spot for surfers and daytrippers.

Access the beach at its eastern end and explore the shoreline. The 1,970-foot (660-meter) beach has plenty of space for wandering. As you walk along the beach, check out the tussock-speckled dune that runs along the foreshore. You’ll see a jagged bluff ahead, which marks the entrance of the Middle River.

Pick a spot to lay out your towel and look out over the water. The northwest-facing beach has a regular swell and a surf zone that stretches approximately 330 feet (100 meters). Swim and play in the waves or grab your surfboard and see if you can take on the bigger breaks that roll into the eastern end of the beach.

Kids will enjoy exploring the rock platforms that frame either end of the beach. Snelling Beach is also popular with anglers, who cast into the surf to hook mullet and salmon or drop a line into holes in the rocky platforms to catch whiting and flathead.

If you hook a fish, you can cook your catch on the barbecues on the Snelling Beach foreshore. There is a pretty picnic area here, as well as public restrooms and a stunning lookout across the beach.

Snelling Beach is easy to reach within an hour’s drive from Kingscote, the main town on Kangaroo Island. If you are driving from Penneshaw, you’ll reach the popular north coast beach within 90 minutes. There are several vacation cottages and seaside retreats available for rent near Snelling Beach. Stay overnight to wake up to magnificent views of the beach, its surrounding green hillsides and the distant Yorke Peninsula.

162 Cheap Hotels Near Snelling Beach

LifeTime Private Retreats
LifeTime Private Retreats
4.5 out of 5
Snelling Beach, North Coast Road, Middle River, SA
Situated on the waterfront, this luxury holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Snelling Beach and within 12 miles (20 km) of King George Beach and Stokes Bay Beach. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (15 reviews)
"We stayed 3 nights in the Settlers Homestead and the view was beautiful. In retrospect, I should have booked a 4th."

Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2019

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Settlers Cottage - Snellings Beach
Settlers Cottage - Snellings Beach
6015 N Coast Rd, Middle River, SA
Located in Middle River, this family-friendly holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Snelling Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of King George Beach and Stokes Bay ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Lovely stay at Snellings Beach
"The property was wonderful. Perfect location. Short walk to the beach. So peaceful."

Reviewed on 5 Oct. 2021

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Settlers Cottage - Snellings Beach
Sheoaks - Snellings Beach
Sheoaks - Snellings Beach
6026 N Coast Rd, Middle River, SA
Situated in Middle River, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Snelling Beach and within 12 miles (20 km) of King George Beach and Stokes Bay Beach. Paul's ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Brilliant
"This is it!!! It can`t get better than this place honestly - the deck overlooking Snellings beach is marvelous"

Reviewed on 10 May 2021

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Sheoaks - Snellings Beach
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Parndana Hotel
Parndana Hotel
3 out of 5
1 Cook St, Parndana, SA
The price is AU$150 per night from 26 Oct. to 26 Oct.
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LifeTime Private Retreats
LifeTime Private Retreats
4.5 out of 5
Snelling Beach, North Coast Road, Middle River, SA
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Settlers Cottage - Snellings Beach
Settlers Cottage - Snellings Beach
6015 N Coast Rd, Middle River, SA
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Sheoaks - Snellings Beach
Sheoaks - Snellings Beach
6026 N Coast Rd, Middle River, SA
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Waves and Wildlife
Waves and Wildlife
3 out of 5
1-8 North Coast Road, Stokes Bay, SA
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Ficifolia Lodge
Ficifolia Lodge
3.5 out of 5
45 Cook Street, Parndana, SA
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Open House At Parndana
3 out of 5
70 SMITH STREET PARNDANA, 70, Parndana, SA
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CAPE CASSINI WILDERNESS RETREAT
16 Hummocky Rd Stokes Bay, Cassini, SA
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Andermel Marron house
804 Harriet Rd, Newland, SA
Andermel Marron house
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.