The historic township of Port Elliot is situated on the coastline between the towns of Victor Harbor and Middleton. Take in the magnificent coastal scenery from its many viewing spots or follow the coastal walks around the headlands and protected bays.

Horseshoe Bay is a protected swimming beach which is very popular with families during the summer holidays. Take time to explore The Strand area with its many historic buildings, cafes, restaurants and shops.

Seaside accommodation ranges from bed and breakfasts, backpacker hostels, hotels, holiday homes and apartments to a large caravan park with cabins and camping grounds.

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Town Highlights

Crows Nest Lookout

Overlooking Goolwa and the Coorong, Middleton and Port Elliot, these are some of the best views you will ever see.

  • Above: Crow's Nest Lookout, Port Elliot  -  Photo Credit: Muhammad Rashid

Horseshoe Bay

A family friendly, well known and highly regarded swimming beach. You can fish from the Jetty, watch the kids play in the Playground or go for a swim in this sheltered bay. Why not follow the rugged cliff around the coast and explore the little bays and beaches. Horseshoe Bay has been a favoured destination for visitors to the Fleurieu Peninsula for a long time. Be sure come and experience this very popular destination.

  • Above:  Horseshoe Bay  -  Photo Credit: Muhammad Rashid

The Strand

Wander the Strand and you will find yourself moving in and out of craft shops, old buildings and cafes. At the end of The Strand is the mighty Southern Ocean with a sensational lookout over the beautiful Horseshoe Bay and along the coast. This is a great spot to view the passing Southern Right Whales in the Winter. There are a series of beautiful trails meandering around the cliffs of granite, making for a fantastic stroll.

  • Above: Walking Trails around Freeman's Knob, Port Elliot

  • Above: The Flying Fish Cafe, Port Elliot  -  Photo Credit: SATC

  • Above: Horseshoe Bay, Port Elliot

  • Above: The Cockle Train, Port Elliot  -  Photo Credit:  SATC

  • Above:  Lady Bay, Port Elliot  -  Photo Credit:  Muhammad Rashid

Local Weather

Goolwa: Mostly Sunny Today 13°C / 18°C

Strathalbyn: Possible shower. Today 9°C / 18°C

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