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Second Valley for Families

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by Outrageous Jones (subscribe)
but you can just call me Ray. My life is full of great experiences, made better for sharing.
Published December 25th 2016
Perfect family day trip this summer
Second Valley is a beautiful, bountiful source of family fun, Summer or Winter. This summer what a great day trip on a warm day. Only 91 Kms South of the GPO, it will take about and hour and a half to get there from the city.
Second Valley
Much more than a beautiful view

If you want to stay on, here is plenty of accommodation though the sheltered Second Valley Caravan Park is often booked out well in advance for the holiday time. I often though make a day trip, especially on a day when it is over 35 in Adelaide. Second Valley will be a few degrees cooler, but still warm enough for a Swim.
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Swimming is a gentle experience here

For swimmers, especially with young children, the beach is small, accessible and easy to keep watch on the kids, as they paddle in the shallow sandy bay. It's a perfect place to relax. The car park has clean toilets and changing room facilities.

For those wanting to take older kids on a snorkelling adventure, this is a perfect location with an ideally placed Jetty facilitating a view of inshore sea creatures. There are often graceful stingrays lumbering across the sandy bed in slightly deeper waters.
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Snorkelling around the Jetty is great fun

For fishing adventures, the locals say Squid jigs are the most productive fishing fun, though may other species are available off the Jetty, and again it's a great place to experiment with the kids and teach them how to fish.
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Locals say bring your squid jig

There are plenty of easy trails for photographers, walkers and rock scramblers as well.

To get there, you travel south on the Southern Expressway, head to Yankallila and then on past Lady Bay and Wirrina resorts. For alternative and inexpensive accommodation I suggest the nearby Wirrina Resort or Caravan Park.
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Seeweed scenes at where the Creek meets the Sea

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Why? Swimming, Walking and Fishing
Where: 2 Park Avenue, Second Valley SA 5204
Cost: Free
Your Comment
This is a beautiful place to snorkel and a lovely day trip destination.
by Jenny Rossiter (score: 3|4067) 934 days ago
I too like this spot..it is one of my favourites.Stingrays could be a problem..however, in saying that , I am not aware of anyone in S.Aust. that has been cut by one.The cliffs are not to be climbed..they are dangerous.
by noelp (score: 3|1199) 934 days ago
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