Top 5 Beaches on the Yorke Peninsula

Home to the Narangga people, the Yorke Peninsula is located West of Adelaide across the St. Vincent Gulf and is famed for its beautiful beaches, camping spots, walking trails and shipwrecks. A local tourism/beach guide website called Yorkes.Live actively encourages residents and tourists to rate their favourite beaches, check out the local tourism hotspots and even play around with its interactive map to learn more about the region.


Recently named the 4th best beach in Australia, Flaherty’s Beach is between Hardwicke Bay and Point Turton. The white sandbars extend almost 500 metres from the high-water mark. The warmest water on Yorke’s sits between these pristine sandbars. This beach can be driven on and is a popular location for a new 4WDer to dip their toes in the off-road game.


Parsons Beach starts at the coastal town of the same name and runs down the coast, just a short drive from Hardwicke Bay. The weather is mostly onshore, leading to beautiful white sand and backed with dunes. This coastline is relatively untouched. Parsons Beach is mainly sand with a few rocky outcrops into the water. The beach offers a little of everything.


It is a fantastic beach to learn to surf. Berry Bay is a 5-minute drive from Corny Point. Either end of the beach are fantastic place to get a feel for the surf if it’s new to you. Berry Bay is often thought of as two beaches; Berry North and Berry South.


Magazine Bay is nestled between a short cliff face on all sides. The sand is small pebbles washed smooth by the constant lapping water. It provides a fantastic little spot for some squiding off the rocks, as well as a sheltered place to swim. Magazine Bay is home to a cave at the rear of the bay, halfway up the cliff face. Explosives were kept in the cave for the quarry where the Point Turton Caravan Park now sits, prompting its name. Magazine Bay is approximately 100m long and has a steep set of stairs down to the pebbles.


The Brown’s Beach carpark allows you to see right along the beach to the next point. The shallow waters are sheltered from surf by a reef about 50 metres from shore. Salmon often move through this gutter between the shore and the reef. The sand is soft and coarse due to the surf. A certain level of fitness is required to walk this beach.