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Emu Bay

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published October 18th 2014
Kangaroo Island places great emphasis on sustainable tourism so almost everywhere on the island, driving on the beach is a no-go. That fact you are allowed to drive on the beach at Emu Bay is what makes this particular place stand out.

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There's plenty of sand to share


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I only saw one car in the distance on my visit


Emu Bay has four and a half kilometres of sand to enjoy so it's unlikely to get crowded. All this space may seem the same at first, but there are different reasons to stop all along the way.

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The weathering on the inside of this rock is quite interesting, while the outside is sure to become a climbing frame for kids


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Along the back of the beach there is impressive scenery


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A beautiful shell I discovered on a walk here


The beach also has a jetty that's reaching 100 years old. You can fish off it, while fishing charters also depart from here too. Boats can be launched from the access ramp.

Behind the beach is a tiny town with permanent residents and holidays houses. The bay is very accessible from the island's main town, Kingscote, as well, which is only ten kilometres away via a sealed road.

Emu Bay Lavender is an attraction that's located even closer to the beach. This lavender farm is open to visitors between mid September and mid May, from Wednesday to Sunday, and every day during school holidays.

Other attractions on the north coast include Stokes Bay, Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Will's Rare Breeds Farm.
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Why? Get down on the sand in your car and do some exploring
When: Any day
Where: At the end of Emu Bay Road, west of Kingscote on the northern coastline of the island
Cost: Free
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