Did you know that Edithburgh on the Southern Yorke Peninsula is home to South Australia’s only tidal pool? There are talks of building one at Hallett Cove (and we’re here for it) but it’s just that at this stage, talks.
So, if you want to experience some tidal pool action how about a trip to ‘The Burgh’? It’s a two and a half hour drive from Adelaide CBD……..Unless you’re a realist and your kids are like mine needing to wee eleventy seven times, someone insists on stopping at Kiplings Bakery at Pt Wakefield, you have to drive up the look out at Ardrossan and the dog has a vom someweher near Stansbury. Allow three and a half. How fun are family road trips?
Any way this pool is ace. It’s entirely FREE and it’s great for kids in all weather conditions. The pool itself is not too deep – perhaps a meter at its deepest, until the tide comes in over the wall and then it can be a bit deeper. Older kids enjoy swimming on the outside of the wall, and at times there is a pontoon out there.
There are toilets, bbq’s, some shade and a large lawn area to enjoy. There are also a lot of concrete steps, so busy toddlers need to have eyes kept on them, as you would around water any way.
It’s a bit far for a day trip and our SOLID reccomendation is to book ahead for an apartment on the esplanade at Edithburgh Foreshore Apartments. They are excellent value, basic but modern, clean and there is room for your boat if you have one. We love this little place and it has every thing you will need. PLUS you can walk to the pool, deli, pub, ripper playground, cafe, jetty (hello squidding and best diving/snorkeling getting around) and surf shop.
Add this epic little stop to your next Yorkes getaway. We love it here and your kids will too and if you are ever here in early January Vacswim run their very affordable swiming lessons program here.