Beautiful pristine sandy beaches, perfect for young children, make Hardwicke Bay irresistible to holidaying families, retirees or romantic couples alike. Its sheltered bay is perfect for swimming, fishing, boating, yachting and windsurfing, all of which are popular pastimes on Yorke Peninsula, especially during holiday season. This peaceful town offers everything for anyone wanting to relax and looking for the great escape.
200 metres south of Hardwicke Bay is a natural swimming pool surrounded by a reef.
King George whiting is often abundant in this area, making it popular for fishers.
Hardwicke Bay initially evolved as a small shack settlement for the locals on weekends and a base for professional fisherman in the 1940’s. The council opened land up in the 1960’s and a farmer subdivided his land in the 1980’s. Today the bay is rapidly developing with permanent and holiday dwellings.
Hardwicke Bay is a small South Australian Rural Location within the local government area of Yorke Peninsula, it is located approximately 104kms from the capital Adelaide covering an area of 22.221 square kilometres. Hardwicke Bay has a recorded population of 126 residents and is within the Australian Central Daylight Time zone Australia/Adelaide.
If you are planning a visit to Hardwicke Bay we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Hardwicke Bay and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.