Port Vincent is the next small coastal town encounted when heading south on ‘the boot’ towards the toe. There is evidence in the town of heritage importance, but whilst the town is old most growth has come in the last half century. Port Vincent is also tourist and recreational fishing spot.
In its early days it was a port exporting wheat, barley and wool. A seaside holiday destination for many years, recently it has been the site of a marina development. Port Vincent was named "Australia's Tidiest Town" in 2004. It has very active volunteer organisations including the CFS, Coast Guard, and Tidy Towns etc.
In 2003/04 a large marina was constructed in Port Vincent. The marina took up an area of beach which angered some locals. Port Vincent can also cater for schools on camp. The town has grown in size over the last few years with the release of land for housing.
Port Vincent is a pretty coastal town and a stopover can be a consideration.