Aldinga Bay – Adelaide’s beautiful south

Aldinga Bay is a bay located on the east coast of Gulf St Vincent in South Australia about 40 kilometres south-southwest of Adelaide city centre.

Aldinga Bay lies between Snapper Point in the suburb of Aldinga Beach at its northern extremity and ‘Myponga Jetty’ at its southern extremity.

Known for it’s stunning coast line and accessable sandy beaches, Aldinga Bay is a great place to enjoy all year round.

Beach users guide

Aldinga Beach is unusual in many ways in that it is one of the few patrolled beaches in Australia that has car access over most of its length. Most Adelaide families have fond memories of holiday shacks or sunbathing by their cars on hot summer days.

To the North of the beach is the Aldinga Reef Marine Reserve, this reserve features a 10 meter dropoff from the reef top to the sand. It is an excellent example of temperature marine reef system and has fish that are only seen on the southern coastline of Australia such as the Blue Devil , Old Wife’s and the iconic Leafy Sea Dragon.

The Aldinga Bay Surf Lifesaving Club provides a Patrolled section of beach in front of our clubhouse as well as a semi permanent patrol at either the north or south end of the beach using the ATV vehicle. Inflatable Rescue Boats are also available and undertake roving patrols up and around the beach on Saturday’s, Sundays and Public Holidays.