Daly Head National Surfing Reserve

National Parks and Reserves

The Daly Head National Surfing Reserve is the first along Australia’s southern coastline and was dedicated on 12 January 2013. Achieving National Surfing Reserve (NSR) status ensures that Daly Head has recognition as an iconic world class surfing location.

It is one of only 16 National Surfing Reserves, and currently the only one between Killalea (The Farm) on the New South Wales south coast, and Margaret River in Western Australia’s south-west.

The Formby Bay Environmental Action Group and the local surfing community were instrumental in gaining National Surfing reserve status for Daly Head; all are volunteers with a passion for seeing Daly Head preserved for future generations.

Thanks to them the area has a revegetated coastline, you will find stairs for beach access and clearly defined paths to keep people from trampling native vegetation. They will continue to help with restoration of sand dunes and facilities in the area.

Daly Head is located on the south-western coastline of Yorke Peninsula – on the ‘foot’. It is located off the Corny Point to Marion Bay Road, just south of Corny Point.


Beaches & Surf Carpark Disabled access available Fishing International Sports Surfing Swimming


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