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Published August 20th 2019
Walk From Goolwa Channel to the Sea
I have previously written about a lovely walk through sand dunes from Godfrey's Landing, in Coorong National Park, to the sea. You need a boat to get to the starting point of that walk but here's another wonderful walk that doesn't require a boat.
Beacon 19 is spot on the Goolwa channel, just outside Goolwa town, where fishers launch their boats before heading to the Coorong. It's a pretty spot and there's plenty of birdlife to admire on the lagoon.
The walking trail begins at the Beacon 19 carpark and takes you through the dunes to the Southern Ocean. It's not long enough for serious hikers but it is perfect for a short nature walk at just 1.6km return. Children would love it and it would be ideal to take interstate or overseas visitors as a way of showing them the saltwater lagoons of our beautiful Coorong and where they are in relation to the sea.
You'll be walking along the road from the Barrages as there is no walking path, so needless to say, you'll have to be traffic wary on this stretch. There is little traffic, however, and you'll be walking alongside the water with plenty of birds to admire on your way.