South Australia

Maslin Beach – Legal

maslin2Although Maslin Beach is some 3 km in length nude sunbathing and swimming is only permitted on the southern half. Access to this area can be gained by either walking south from the car park at the northern end of the beach, or via the concrete stairway which descends from the cliff top car park.

To get to Maslin Beach from Adelaide head south along Main South Road for approximately 45 km, through Morphett Vale, and then turn right into Sandpits Rd at the large road sign “Maslin Beach”. This road will take you to the beachfront car park. To get to the cliff top car park you leave Main South Road at the same place but then take the next turn left and proceed south for another couple of kilometres before turning right into Tuit Road and proceeding past the caravan park to the cliff top car park.

This is probably the best access providing you are agile enough to climb down (and back up) the stairs. There are showers and a toilet block half way up the stairway. Just a word of warning. As you travel south along Main South Road be careful not to veer left onto the Victor Harbour road at Noarlunga. If you do you will not find the Maslin Beach sign.

Pelican Point Beach – Legal

About 220 km north east of Adelaide on the Sturt Highway at Barmera is Lake Bonney, an off shoot of the Murray River. On the western shores of Lake Bonney is Pelican Point, a legal clothing optional beach adjacent to the Pelican Point Nudist Resort. Camping on the foreshore in this area used to be permitted but the latest information we have is that this is no longer allowed.

If you like lazing in the sun, canoeing, sailing, water skiing, or just getting away from life’s hassles, all without clothes of course, then Pelican Point is for you. You will have to rough it a little as there are no facilities provided at all. If you want comfort then best you stay in nearby Barmera and travel out to Pelican Point for day trips, or better still at the nudist resort right next door.

To get to Pelican Point turn off the Sturt Highway 4 km west of Barmera into Morgan Road then a short distance later turn east into Ireland Road which will take you in to the clothes optional beach. This is the only way into the beach.

Beachport – Legal

This legal clothes optional beach is situated mid way between Beachport and Robe approximately 350 km south east of Adelaide. The clothes optional section of the beach is actually sited adjacent to Sunland Holiday Village about 4 km south of Nora Creina Bay.

The beach faces west on to the Southern Ocean but is protected to some extent by an offshore reef. The sea bed slopes fairly gradually but some deep holes can occur where currents swirl around submerged rocks. Massive sparsely vegetated sand dunes form a back drop to the beach, separating it from Sunland Holiday Village. With safe swimming, good fishing, and especially if you are taking advantage of the nudist camping at Sunland, then this is an ideal place for a family holiday.

From Adelaide take the Princes Highway (No 1) south east to Kingston, a distance of about 300 km, then turn on to the Alternate Highway No 1 and travel 39 km to Robe. At the Robe tee junction turn left and continue on route Alt No 1. After some 19 km veer right toward Beachport and after another 3 km turn right on to an unsealed road to Nora Creina (7 km). For 4WD vehicle access continue straight on at the next crossroads, following the track through to the village, passing the sign that points to the beach, and on between the shacks. This will take you over the headland and on to the southern beach. The clothes optional section begins about 4 km south of here, and continues for 500 metres. The signs are long gone but it begins at the rocks near the private track in to Sunland.

If you are in a conventional vehicle turn right at the Nora Creina sign but turn left at the crossroads and after 3 km (about 100 metres past the stock yards and windmill) you will find a gate on your right with Sunland on it. Enter here and continue down this private road to the steep hill where on the left is the entrance to Sunland Holiday Village. Please report to the office before parking. You may then take the walking track up the hill and walk (approximately 8 minutes) to the beach.

From the Victorian direction via Mount Gambier you should take the Alternate Highway No 1 from Millicent via Beachport. About 16 km north of Beachport you will find a large sign on your left directing you to the Lake George Resort. Take this turn off but continue about 15 km past the Lake George Resort entrance until you come to the crossroads where you turn left in to Nora Creina. Of course if you wish to park at Sunland Holiday Village you will need to enter their private road gate some 3 km earlier, about 100 metres south of the stock yards and windmill previously mentioned.

Should you be staying in this area for some time it is well worth the effort to visit Beachport, Nora Creina, Robe and many of the other little bays, as they offer quite a variety of scenery and charm. You may also wish to pick up a nice feed of fresh fish or crayfish for which this district is renowned.

Murrippi Beach – Legal

To get to Murrippi Beach from Whyalla travel south west along the Lincoln Highway toward Cowell for about 1.8 km. Turn left at the Eight Mile Creek turn off into Cowleds Landing Road and continue on past the sign to Eight Mile Beach for approximately another 5 km, past Mt Young, and then watch for a road leading off to the left. Take this road to the car park and walk through to the beach.