Port Willunga

46 kilometres from Adelaide

Port Willunga is one of the most popular beach hangs in the south (and one of the most photographed). Its soft sandy beach is overlooked by cliffs where fishermen once carved out caves to store their boats and nets, which are now greatly valued as a pleasant family haven and shade from the scorching summer sun. These days the closest some people get to the local squid and garfish is in the popular Star of Greece restaurant overlooking the beach.

The rotting timbers of the remains of the Star of Greece, a three masted, iron cargo ship, wrecked here in 1888, provide a poignant reminder of the storms that can sometimes disturb this normally placid coastline.

Fast fact

Jetty pylons, also known as 'the sticks', are all that remain of this coastal village's early days as a grain port.


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