Point Turton overlooks the beautiful blue waters and white beaches of stunning Hardwicke Bay where the peninsula’s ‘leg’ meets its ‘foot’. The sheltered waters are near-perfect for year round boating, sailing, windsurfing, diving and fishing.
The jetty at Point Turton was built in 1876 to ship out the local barley, and stone; the quarrying of stone ended in 1917. After this, the jetty was used for a number of reasons including the shipment of grain, superphosphate, heavy freight and local provisions. The jetty today is popular with fishers and used for unloading the local catches of salmon and prawns. The old quarry site is now the Point Turton Caravan Park, adjacent to the boat ramp and jetty.
The seaside town is rapidly expanding with people choosing to live here permanently. There is a great range of accommodation on offer from the caravan park to self-contained holiday homes.
Point Turton is a small South Australian Rural Location within the local government area of Yorke Peninsula, it is located approximately 114kms from the capital Adelaide covering an area of 21.908 square kilometres. Point Turton has a recorded population of 333 residents and is within the Australian Central Daylight Time zone Australia/Adelaide.
If you are planning a visit to Point Turton 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 Point Turton and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.