Beaches of the Southern Eyre Peninsula
Port Lincoln and Southern Eyre Peninsula has a vast array of beaches to dip your toes into. From refreshing surf beaches, to secluded coves, crystal clear water in national park beaches, rockpools and more. You can have a beach to yourself or join the party at a popular spot and mix with locals. But most importantly, stay safe, take your rubbish home and leave nothing but footprints.
Lincoln National Park
There are two National Parks to choose from: Lincoln National Park and Coffin Bay National Park. We recommend you visit both if you have time as each is spectacular and quite unique.
Lincoln National Park offers calm, crystal clear waters on the northern and eastern side of the park and rugged surf beaches on the southern side. Memory Cove, on the eastern side, is a sheltered cove and is known for its stunning aquamarine waters. It is a picturesque spot for a day trip or longer camp (permit required).
Stamford Beach at the base of Stamford Monument offers calm waters looking back over Port Lincoln and Boston Island. Be sure to climb the Monument for stunning views of the park and bay.
Other top swimming beaches in Lincoln National Park include September Beach, another calm beach for swimming and it offers camping and glamping for those wishing to make a longer stay of it. Not far from September Beach is Donington Beach, another very safe swimming spot with Donington Cottage available for rent for those wanting to spend more time in this beautiful location.
Coffin Bay National Park
Coffin Bay National Park, a 30 minute drive from Port Lincoln, is also ideal for a day trip or longer camp. It's most well known beach is Almonta Beach, at the southern end of the park, a great spot for a picnic, sightseeing - Golden Island in the distance is stunning, salmon fishing and long beach walks. The safest place to swim is from the Goldern Island lookout, which is accessible by 2WD vehicles.
For those with a 4WD, other safe spots to swim in the National Park can be found at Seven Mile Beach and Black Springs. More information here...
A permit is required to access the parks, and like all national parks, be sure to take your rubbish home with you.
For more information and to book permits to the Parks, see or speak to our staff at the Visitor Centre.
Fishery Bay, a 20 minute drive south of Port Lincoln is a very popular beach with the locals ... if you have a 4WD and are confident, you can drive onto the beach and set up for the day.
A surf beach with mostly small beach breaks, it is perfect for beginner surfers to learn the ropes, you can even book a surf lesson with Xtreme Kites and Paddle during summer months. More experienced surfers tend to surf the left and right points of the bay.
There are toilets at the entrance to the beach, and please note there are no life guards patrolling this beach.
Just on from Fishery Bay is the very popular Whalers Way - a spectacular coastal drive with photo opportunities galore...
Otherwise known as Mary Ellis Wreck Beach or Wreck Beach, this small, surf beach just 20 minutes south of Port Lincoln packs a punch for its size. Swimming, surfing, dolphin watching and sand dune wandering are all on offer here.
But best of all the sand dunes offer the most amazing vantage point over the bay to the south, and Sleaford Mere to the north. All you need to do is 'turn around'!
You may carefully drive your 4WD over the dunes, but be aware of dogs, children and others wandering the dunes.
Please note, this beach has a rip and there are no surf patrols in the area. There are toilets in the vincinty, but as always, take your rubbish with you.
Definitely the most famous rockpool on the Eyre Peninsula, Greenly Rockpool is a perennial rockpool located on the western end of Greenly/Carpark Beach.
The water is very fresh, constantly being refilled with southern ocean surf. If you are lucky you'll find starfish and other benign marine creatures during your dip.
It is the perfect way to cool off in calm cool waters when the surf might be a tad big on the beach.
Greenly Beach / Coles Point
About 45 minutes north west of Port Lincoln and near to Coulta, you will find the turn-off to Greenly Beach and Coles Point - two beautiful surf beaches set at the base of Mount Greenly.
Carpark, at the southern end of Greenly Beach is popular with surfers and fishermen alike. At the northern end of the beach, on the other side of the point you will find Greenly Rockpool.
Waters are fresh and clear. Sand can be hot! It is a beautiful spot to watch the sun go down at the end of a long summers day.
Please note, there are no toilet facilities here, and you must take your rubbish with you.
Farm beach is a 40 minute drive north west of Port Lincoln and is a popular spot with locals offering safe swimming and beach boat-launching. You can drive your 4WD onto the beach and set up for the day. There is a campground behind the dunes offering basic facilities and a number of shacks in the area. It is a public beach, so no permit required. Remember to take your rubbish with you and please note, there are no toilet facilities and no life guards at this beach.
There's Plenty More to Do in Port Lincoln!
- Food and Wine
- Tours and Cruises
- Whalers Way
- Recreational Fishing
- Accessible Experiences
- Beaches around Port Lincoln
- Coastal Adventure
- Escape to Port Lincoln
- Great White Shark Tours
- National Parks
- Parnkalla Trail
- Port Lincoln Indulgence
- Port Lincoln Summer Indulgence
- School Holiday Family Fun
- Seafood Experiences in Port Lincoln
- Sealion Experience
- Visitor Information Centre
- Welcoming our Cruise Ship Visitors