Why Aldinga Beach is Worth the Visit for the Family?

Aldinga Beach is a southern beach suburb, 47km of Adelaide City. Reaching here is possible by a car at an approximately 45 minutes drive. We passed here on our road trip to the Sellicks Hill hoping to tick this place off our list of the beaches we haven’t been to yet. My little bosses requested that we eat fish and chips along the way too, so this is perfect for our purpose.

At first, I noticed on the Google map that a local shop is just actually opposite the shore of the Aldinga Beach. Consequently, we put in our GPS the address 103 Esplanade, Aldinga Beach SA 5173. That is – Jimmies Takeaway and Pizza (food review here). Scanning their menu online assured me that there are Fish and Chips available. True enough, we had our best seafood platter experience in town.

Read: Our Scrumptious Visit at the Cottage Bakery in McLaren Vale, South Australia

Aldinga Beach Esplanade

Reaching here, the map was accurate. The shop is just across the Esplanade (a long open levelled area typically along the seaside). We also spotted a playground! So after we bought food from Jimmies’, we went to the park to munch under the picnic shed instead. Played also afterwards.

Lading Beach Esplanade

We had a little bit of free time in the swing, seesaw and rocking chairs before going off to the Sellicks Hill to see the Buddha statue.

Read: McLaren Vale’s Hidden Gem: Gemmel Tassie Park

Aldinga Beach

As for the Aldinga Beach, it is a very peaceful place, simply lovely. While we were not able to explore down the shoreline because it was windy and cold, the place remains stunning.

Aldinga Beach

The sand looks white and fine just like in other shores of South Aussie. Furthermore, the native land and seascape are kept protected as a sanctuary zone.

Aldinga Beach

Although, one can still swim, dive and use a boat but the use of motorised water sports (water skiing, parasailing exceeding 35 knots) is prohibited; as well as fishing. It is because these marine parks serve as a breeding or safe ground for a range of animals and plants. Thus, the name sanctuary zone.

Aldinga Beach

Overall, I encourage you to register Aldinga as one of your escapades to drive on when in South Australia. As you are permitted to bring your motor vehicle on the sand via a gate further down the esplanade.

If you are driving to the Kangaroo Island or visiting the Sellicks Hill and the McLaren Vale wineries it is a good idea to drive by here.

Read: Fascinating Things To Do in McLaren Vale Information Centre,

Visit and Stay

For hotel accommodation or Bed and Breakfast options, you may book through Booking.com or Airbnb beachside homes. (Clicking on these links will give you a travel credit on your next stay without additional cost.)

The peak months to come for a visit are November to February. However, you will never see this beach crowded at all. So bring your tent and picnic basket. It will be lovely for the whole family!

It is a bonus to be passing through the gorgeous McLaren Vale vineyards too! See photo below.

Read: 4 Reasons To Visit Tintara Cellar Door in McLaren Vale


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Hi There! Thanks for reading and welcome to my blog. I am Lyn, a mom to two adorable daughters, currently residing in Adelaide, South Australia. I have lived two countries, visited 3 continents and can't wait to travel more. Photography, arts, kids fun, family travels and all things inspirational delight me. I am not born affluent but I can attest that dreams do come true with perspiration and inspiration. Lucky enough to be given a second life, I don't want to waste my time not being able to create beautiful moments. Because what we do with our time is what we do with our lives. I hope I can inspire you in your life's journey.

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