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The Fleurieu's Best Beaches

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by Lucy G (subscribe)
Lucy lives 40 minutes south of the Adelaide CBD on the pristine coastline of the Fleurieu. For fun, she eats and drinks and loves discovering relatively unknown treasures in scenic places, usually in the company of her husband and pooch.
Published January 27th 2016
There's really nothing like spending time on the coast, and there's nothing comparable to the Fleurieu's incredible offering.

Spanning 250kms, the Fleurieu coastline boasts wide stretches of sandy beaches catering to just about all visitors.

There's rocky outcrops and reef at Port Noarlunga - perfect for snorkelling, surfing breaks with smaller swell on the mid-coast, golden sandy stretches suited for families and lengthy day trips at Moana, Maslin Beach, Aldinga and 'Silver Sands' at Sellicks and then a little bit further are dumping great waves at Boomer Beach, Port Elliot and nearby Waitpinga Beach.

Dolphins and marine life are abounds in these waters, with keen fishing enthusiasts dotting the horizon at all times of the day and season.

BBQs are aplenty, with reserves of green grass and play equipment at Port Noarlunga (near the RSL),Moana, Maslin Beach and Victor Harbour.

If you're planning on filling up the car and keeping it alongside your dedicated patch of sand, Moana and Sellicks Beach allow drive-on access.

A hidden gem is often considered to be Maslin Beach - or 'Mazzies' if you're a local. Given the notoriety of Australia's first 'un-clad' beach - the northern end is not often overly crowded with the nude area being the most southern part - well, well away from the car park and playground.

The shoreline is beautiful golden sand and the sand-bar makes great swimming for young families with boogie boards and new Christmas play-things.

Your author resides at Port Noarlunga South - which she votes a great dog beach - one of few without time restrictions for on-leash periods of the day.

For more relaxing water sport breaks, head to Port Noarlunga Rivermouth. There's a toilet block, a sandy dune with a walking track, and slower moving currents suited for kayaks and standup paddleboarding.

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