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Penong, SA

Penong is the first town you reach as you travel west from Ceduna. It’s a good ‘watering hole’ before the long journey across the Nullarbor Plain. It offers a pub with beer garden, a couple of stores and a caravan park.


Just south of Penong, you’ll find the highly acclaimed Cactus Beach, where surfers from all over Australia and overseas can be found year-round. Cactus has three perfect surfing breaks – Castles and Cactus both left handers and Caves, a powerful right-hand break.


Although the surrounding land is private property, the owner permits camping in a natural environment. Toilets and bore water showers are provided, and firewood is supplied nightly.

Where to stay?


  • Active
  • Historic/Heritage

Popular Activities

  • Beach
  • Fishing - Deep Sea
  • Surfing

About Penong

  • Locality: Rural locality
  • Penong Postcode: 5690
  • State: South Australia
  • Region: Eyre Peninsula
  • Latitude: -31.92858
  • Longitude: 133.01558
  • Elevation: 14m
  • Population: 289
  • Median Income: $35724
  • Area (Sq/km): 2089.283
  • Timezone: Australia/Adelaide

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