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Published January 4th 2019
Just for something unusual
Beachport is a popular seaside town in the southeast of South Australia. It is well-known for its beautiful sandy beaches and spectacular rugged coastline as well as the second longest jetty in the state. But, did you know that Beachport is also home to the Pool of Siloam and the Woakwine Cutting?
The Pool of Siloam is unique in that it is seven times saltier than the sea. Locals and tourists alike enjoy swimming here all year round. Its high salt content makes it very buoyant, hence perfect for those wanting to learn to swim.
The Woakwine Cutting is a remarkable engineering feat for its time. It was excavated by Murray McCourt in 1957 to drain the swampland on his property. Murray took the risk and successfully dug the cutting with the help of only a workmate and some machinery.
These two unusual attractions are easily accessible within a couple of kilometres from the town centre. Do check them out when you are road tripping down that direction.