Beachport is the first town after Port MacDonnell on the South Coast Highway heading north. Beachport is a nice coastal town that has a lot going for it. The entry into Beachport is one of the best for a visitor. Beach on the left and golf course on the right.

The town was named on 23 May 1878 for the then British Secretary, Michael Beach Hicks Beach the 1st Earl of St Aldwyn and officially proclaimed a port on 21 November 1878. In the same year a lighthouse was erected close by on Penguin Island.

.Known for its 772 metre long jetty (the second longest in SA), Beachport is located on the northern end of Rivoli Bay. It has a large crayfish fishing fleet. Popular recreational fishing spots include the Salmon Hole, jetty and 10 Mile Beach. Other attractions include the Salt Lake, Lake George and the rugged coastal views of the Scenic Drive.

Beachport, though a tourist town has great heritage values and old buildings are already noted for the future.


The Beachport War Memorial is acknowledged at the flag pole and Rotunda.

The Beachport Hotel has high profile on entry to the town. A great seaside pub that looks to be a century plus.

The Beachport Museum is represented by the ‘customs house’.

The Churches in Beachport are a mix of the old and the new.

There is a strong case to stay a night or even more at Beachport. Golf or a good book are options.

Heritage diary



Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course