Beachport is a small coastal town situated 387km south-east of Adelaide, 32km from Millicent and 15km from Southend. Lovers of nature will find this the perfect place to relax. Lobster fishing is one of the major industries in Beachport, and if you love seafood you're sure to find some excellent places to dine.
Beachport has some delightful walks and impressive Norfolk Pines which give provides the town with a Pacific Island feel. The town has an extremely long jetty (770 metres) which is necessary because of shallow waters of Rivoli Bay.
Beachport was named after M.E. Hicks Beach MP and was officially proclaimed a port on the November 21,1878. Beachport Caravan Park is located on the left-hand-side as you enter Beachport.
Beachport Up-coming & Regular Events
Beachport has so many regular events that there is something for everyone. View the events happening this month here.
Open daily Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.
Weekends and Public Holidays 10.00am-4.00pm.
Providing tourist information, local souvenirs, Internet access.
Phone: 08 8735 8029 - 1300 045 373.
The Beachport Jetty is the second longest in the state, measuring 772 metres.
Displays of blacksmith tools, farming and fishing gear, relics from local shipwrecks, copies of diaries and early household equipment. Upstairs rooms have all been furnished in the manner of the period of the building.
The Original Church of England. This tiny Church is now furnished as it would have been during the period it was used and is open daily for viewing.
Gain spectacular views of the rugged coastline along the scenic drive. There are many parking bays with walking trails through the dunes to the beaches.
Reputed to be seven times saltier than the sea creating unusual buoyancy. It is an ideal swimming spot recommended by locals for relieving aches and pains. Picnic area, toilets and cold shower available.
View the customs house, restored to a working office as it was in the late 19th century.
Lake George is a popular spot for locals and visitors with many migratory birds visiting the lake. Reminders of our aboriginal past can be found in the middens (remains of discarded shellfish. Five Mile Drift is a sheltered area ideal for picnics, swimming and landing site for sailing or windsurfing. Beachport Conservation Park has several bush camping sites.
Woolley Lake is a small saltwater lagoon and is a favourite haunt for many small birds. A pleasant 45-minute walk skirts the lake. Name plates have been provided alongside many of the plants. There is a short climb to a lookout, which provides views over Lake George, the coast and the Woakwine Range.
Memorial Lookout located at the Surf Beach, is dedicated to the memory of two service men killed dismantling a mine during WW2. The lookout provides panoramic views across Rivoli Bay and Lake George. The beach is excellent for surfing. A parking area, toilets and cold shower are provided.
Centrally located in Beachport, the Lagoon is skirted by a walking trail with bridges, fountains and other water features. The area also provides play equipment, sheltered BBQ and picnic facilities, toilets, tennis courts and a small skateboarding facility. Free entry.
Look for Beachport's beautiful stainless steel sculptures on your entry in to the town.