A popular day trip destination, quiet Aldinga Beach draws swimmers and surfers to its long stretch of sand. Trails at Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park take in dunes, rare orchids, echidna anteaters and some 166 species of birdlife, and nearby Thomas Street Reserve is a grassy seaside picnic spot. The relaxed dining scene consists of cafes, pubs and fish-and-chip shops. Wineries in the nearby McLaren Vale region offer tours and tastings.
Aldinga Beach is one of the few beaches in Australia where cars are permitted to drive on sections of the broad sand, making access to the beach especially easy. It is renowned for its safe swimming and impressive surf, which sees the population in the local area boom come summer.
Aldinga Beach is also a top spot for scuba diving and snorkelling, with the beach overlooking a unique aquatic reserve established to protect a rare reef formation. An underwater trail includes a spectacular drop-off or underwater cliff, and unlike other dives in South Australia you can swim among rock pinnacles extending from the sea floor to just below the surface. A boat ramp provides easy access to the water.
Aldinga Beach Holiday Park is just 45 mins south of Adelaide and offers a unique, tranquil & peaceful setting on 10 acres nestled beside the Aldinga scrub.