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Flour Cask Bay

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by Vanessa M (subscribe)
I am always looking out for new experiences, wherever I may find myself.
Published October 6th 2014
Flour Cask Bay is located right next to popular the Pennington Bay, just west of the narrowest section of Kangaroo Island. If I was given a choice between the two beaches, this isn't the one I would choose, but it still has its own rugged beauty that's worth a quick look.

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There's something special about all untouched places, especially ones with white sand and turquoise water


Flour Cask Bay is a lot rougher than Pennington Bay and unlike the latter, which caters for a day-trippers with stairs down to the beach and a car park, doesn't encourage you to spend to much time here. But even a quick look isn't all that quick, with parking located well back from the beach, within view of one of a nearby lake.

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Salt Lake from a small rise near the car park


From your car, a worn single-file track leads into the scrub, after which you come to the edge of the dunes and are able to see out across the beach. I recommend you take these sights in, as getting down to the beach isn't a priority here.

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The main reason to visit this attraction is the sights to see from the top of the dunes


If you are determined to sink your feet into the sand, there is a way to get down to the beach. However, the beach is not designed to be accessible to the public so all you've got is a continuation of the track that's been worn into the scrub by people determined to explore the island completely. At the end of it you'll also end up stumbling down a steep section of sand (which you then have to a climb back up).

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The sand feels very untouched - and it probably is


So close to Pennington Bay, Flour Cask Bay offers a completely different setting. But it does have the high banks and the turquoise water close to shore.

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Exploring past one headland...

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...and looking past the other too.


Another thing it has is accommodation, with Flour Cask Bay Retreat offering eco-accommodation for two couples at a time. Here you can enjoy the views and the local walks for $120.00 a night.
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Why? Every beach on this island seems different and ready for exploration
When: Any day
Where: Access is at the end of Flour Cask Bay Road
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Hello Vanessa, just had to read this lovely article when I saw the title - Flour Cask Bay, makes you think of a shipwreck. Really enjoyed the information even though it's highly unlikely I'll ever be down that way again to check it out for myself. Thanks very much. Regards, Tony
by Tony Dyer (score: 2|485) 1867 days ago
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