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Semaphore and the Coast

Just over the Birkenhead Bridge from Port Adelaide is the Le Fevre Peninsula – a world unto itself. Discover the panoramic seascapes and enchanting coastal villages dotted along St Vincents Gulf. Take advantage of Adelaide’s only coastal strip with a continuous view of the ocean by car. Ride your bike or stroll along the beautiful coastal path stretching from Semaphore to North Haven. Discover Semaphore’s charming seaside village atmosphere with its wide bustling main street full of interesting shops, cafes and historic hotels. Dine in style enjoying fabulous ocean views, and then take the heritage walking tour. During holidays the foreshore is alive with cultural festivals, waterslide, sideshows and coastal steam train. A ride on the historic carousel will bring delight to young and old. The beach is safe for swimming, kite or wind surfing and the jetty is a favourite for fishing and promenading. You will delight in Semaphore’s old-fashioned main street.

Largs Bay

Continue along the coastal scenic drive to discover the delights of the historical township of Largs Bay established in 1870. The Largs Bay Jetty is one of the few heritage listed jetties in South Australia. Largs Bay is a seaside destination rich in history and natural coastline beauty – and great for swimming.

North Haven and Outer Harbour

Sit back and relax at the North Haven Marina. Have a quiet drink and meal at the tavern cafe or restaurant. You might even see some dolphins. Take a stroll or swim along the private and secluded beach.

Travel a short distance and visit Outer Harbor, which offers spectacular bird and dolphin watching opportunities from various lookout points. It is also the port for Adelaide’s visiting international cruise liners such as the QE2.

Activites and Experiences at Semaphore

  • Fishing – Beach
  • Fishing – Deep Sea
  • Golfing
  • Sailing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Water-based
  • Ambulance
  • Banking Facilities All major banks.
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Licensed Club
  • Service Club A wide variety of Social Clubs and Associations for all ages, contact Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre for details.
  • Dentist
  • Fuel
  • Public Bar
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Supermarket
  • Takeaway Food
  • Places of Worship All major denominations.
  • Beach
  • City

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