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Published December 21st 2015
No shoes, no shirt, no problem
If you like walking, and you like eating, it's a great idea to combine the two. The more you walk, the more you can eat. Summer, in Goolwa, is the perfect time and place for both pursuits, so let's get started.
I always like to begin things with the end result in mind. So when I set off on my marathon walk from Goolwa Beach carpark recently, I knew I'd end up eating fresh local seafood at Bombora Beach Cafe.
Bombora used to be the old beach kiosk back in the day and I remember buying ice creams there as a child. It's right next to the beach carpark and you can't miss it due to the 'surfer' out the front!
No Shoes, No Shirt, No problem
So park your car and walk back along Beach Road, away from the beach, where you'll see a sign to the Encounter Bikeway on the left. This path goes all the way through Middleton and on to Victor Harbor. I walked 8kms, but don't despair. There's a much shorter option below.
The wine list includes local wines and of course there is Coopers, (South Australian) Beer.
If you're lucky you may catch a glimpse of the handsome and famous (at least in Goolwa!), Olaf Hansen on his 'cockle cart'. If so, buy a bucket of freshly cooked cockles in a divine sauce for $10 a bucket.
Olaf on his Cockle Bike
And what if you don't want to walk 8kms? Look for the Goolwa Beach Dune Walk, right next to the carpark.