Located on the Southern Ports Highway just south of Beachport, Southend was the first seaport in the region. Now a working crayfish port and holiday village, Southend offers you safe sheltered swimming beaches and good surf.
You’ll find a wide variety of water activities here, including great fishing. Enjoy the rugged coastal scenery and a mix of exhilarating four-wheel drive vehicle and walking trails.
Boasting a variety of accommodation properties, Southend is also a great base for day trips through neighbouring Canunda National Park and the surrounding coastal ports.
Nearby Beachport has the second longest jetty in South Australia (approximately 772 metres). The jetty reaches out into the bay and is a popular location for local and visiting anglers of all ages. Take a walk or do a spot of fishing.
For the more adventurous, explore Beachport Conservation Park by four-wheel drive. Take in the coastal scenery, escape to secluded beaches and see intriguing shell middens. Take some time to explore Lake George and the magnificent bird life. Be sure to call into the Beachport Visitor Information Centre and collect a copy of their new four wheel drive maps and for up to date information. “The Old Wool and Grain Store” National Trust Museum tells the story of the district’s past and provides an insight into its whaling history.
Southend and Beachport – two great Limestone Coast destinations.