We are very blessed in Adelaide to have access to so many beautiful beaches. Having grown up on the North Western side of Adelaide, the beaches of Largs Bay and Semaphore were prominent in many enjoyable and happy memories.
Now living south of the city, I have thoroughly enjoyed the beaches at Christies Beach and Port Noarlunga over the last couple of years and firmly feel that they are some of the prettiest in Adelaide.
We all know that walking is a fantastic activity. Good for the health, the mind and best of all - free!
There is a great walking trail on the esplanade, near Beach Road, that winds around some spectacular cliffs above and some rocks below – these are quite popular for people fishing. As you head toward Port Noarlunga, it is a good twenty minute in total walk if going along at a leisurely pace, or a little less if you are being pulled along by an eager canine companion.
Just before you commence the walk there are bins, a public toilet, drinking tap, a water bowl for dogs and a friendly reminder to clean up after them- all for your preparation for an enjoyable stroll. But after you start on the path, there isn't much but nature out in front of you.
For bird-watchers - We have often spotted eagles up high, in turn, watching us. The path is wide enough for a pram, even when walking past another family with a baby and a dog or two.
Once you wind around a bend after a few hundred metres, the scenery on the left resembles something out of a western - and the scenery on the right – beautiful glittering water and often times crashing waves. You will hit a dead end after another few hundred metres, but it is lovely to take a few moments to sit down on a fence post or a rock before turning around and watch the waves or the view of Port Noarlunga jetty and have some thinking time. A takeaway coffee or juice from nearby Beach Road could hit the spot here, or of course packing your own snack or drink is a winner as well.
I stumbled upon this track yesterday and followed the path, hoping I could walk to Port Noarlunga like this. It is a beautiful walk but I was really disappointed that it suddenly stopped! At the end of the path you can see Port Noarlunga, but there is no easy way to get there. Wouldn't it be brilliant to be able to walk from Christies Beach to Port Noarlunga along this path?