When Sydney University evaluated 10,000 beaches across Australia, (rating them on aspects such as clarity of water, privacy and cleanliness), Kangaroo Island’s Vivonne Bay came out on top.
Vivonne Bay’s long, curved, sandy beach is a superb site for picnics, beachcombing, surfing and fishing. Experienced surfers enjoy the wonderful turquoise waters. Fishing from the jetty, beach, boat or the Harriet River mouth is excellent.
The beach can be reached by taking the road just past the Vivonne Bay store. Safe swimming areas can be found near the jetty and boat ramp, or the sandy-bottomed Harriet River that enters the bay nearby. On the other side of the river, Point Ellen provides photographers with spectacular views of the Southern Ocean, sending its waves crashing onto the cliff-face.
Vivonne Bay is the only safe harbour on the south coast of Kangaroo Island and is the base for crayfishing boats from November to May. You’ll find barbecue and picnic areas, toilets, and camping area.
Kangaroo Island itself is a nature and adventure paradise. Take your family and friends to discover Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks, Admirals Arch, Little Sahara, Kelly Hills cave and so much more.