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Population 394

Edithburgh is located on the foreshore at the south-eastern tip of Yorke Peninsula. This is an area synonymous with shipwrecks and, although reflecting tragic maritime days of old, it is a source of excitement for the diving enthusiast. Despite the construction of a lighthouse in 1856, over 26 vessels were wrecked on the coast between West Cape in Innes National Park and Troubridge Point just south of Edithburgh. Today Edithburgh is a popular coastal holiday destination overlooking Gulf St Vincent and Troubridge Island.

Visitor Information

Cnr Weaver and Towler sts, Stansbury; (08) 8852 4577


Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Yorketown

    Yorketown is a small rural community at the southern end of Yorke Peninsula. The surrounding landscape is dotted with many inland salt...more

  • Stansbury

    Situated on the lower east coast of Yorke Peninsula and with views of Gulf St Vincent, Stansbury was originally known as Oyster Bay because...more

  • Minlaton

    This small rural centre on Yorke Peninsula was originally called Gum Flat, because of the giant eucalypts in the area, but was later changed...more

In Town

Museum: a community museum with local history of the town and region featuring a historical maritime collection; open 2–4pm Sun and public holidays, or by appt; Edith St; (08) 8852 6187.

Native Flora Park: walk through eucalypts and casuarinas and see a variety of birdlife; Ansty Tce.

Bakehouse Arts and Crafts: local handcrafts and produce in a historic 1890 building; Blanche St.

Town jetty: built in 1873 to service large shipments of salt found inland, it offers views to Troubridge Island and is popular with anglers; end of Edith St.

Natural tidal pool: excellent for swimming; foreshore.

Nature walks: south to Sultana Point or north to Coobowie.


Dive sites Discover the south coast of Yorke Peninsula with The Investigator Strait Maritime Heritage Trail brochure that includes the history and maps of 26 dive sites. By far the worst recorded shipwreck was that of the Clan Ranald, a huge steel steamer that, through incompetence and greed, was wrecked in 1909 just west of Troubridge Hill. The disaster claimed 40 lives – 36 bodies were later buried in the Edithburgh Cemetery.

Wattle Point Wind Farm: currently Australia's largest wind farm with 55 turbines; free viewing area 3km SW of Edithburgh.

Sultana Point: fishing and swimming; 2 km S.

Coobowie: a coastal town popular for swimming; 5 km N.

Troubridge Island Conservation Park: home to penguins, black-faced shags and crested terns; tours available (30 min by boat) from town.

Scenic drive: west along the coast to Innes National Park; see Yorketown.

Fishing spots near town

Marion Bay 71 km

Situated at the bottom of the Yorke Peninsula, Marion Bay is angler central and offers access to spectacular offshore and beach fishing. Southern beaches from Marion Bay east to Troubridge, such as Butlers, provide top... Find out more

Ardrossan 75 km

Located on the east side of the Yorke Peninsula, Ardrossan is bountiful water just 150 km west of Adelaide, so is a popular weekend fishing destination. Looking out on the long pier at Ardrossan, it’s striking how... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Kangaroo Island Marine Tours 64 km

This well-respected, eco-accredited outfit runs a variety of wildlife-focused tours out of Kingscote in a low-emission, rigid, inflatable vessel that takes up to 12 people. Swim with dolphins, go whalewatching, see a New... Find out more

Diving and snorkelling off the Fleurieu Peninsula 64 km

Some of the state’s best diving – particularly in-shore and around jetties – is on the Fleurieu Peninsula, with leafy sea dragons, shipwrecks, dolphins and myriad fish species. Second Valley is great... Find out more

Swimming with dolphins off Glenelg 71 km

Since 2002, the eco-accredited Temptation Sailing has offered a ‘swim with the dolphins sail’ on a 17-metre catamaran out of Glenelg, in which the bottlenose and common dolphins reputedly come to the vessel... Find out more

Golf courses around town

Links Lady Bay Resort 67 km

‘A pleasurable golf course,’ Dr Alister MacKenzie once wrote, ‘is not necessarily one that appeals at first sight, but rather one that grows on a player like good music, good painting, or good... Find out more

The Grange Golf Club (West Course) 72 km

Melbourne’s sandbelt wasn’t the only region in which golf course construction was booming during the 1920s. Various sites in Adelaide’s western suburbs – Kooyonga in 1922, Glenelg in 1926... Find out more

The Grange Golf Club (East Course) 73 km

Vern Morcom was working on the final changes to The Grange’s West course redesign when the club announced plans for a second course. Morcom was asked to design it, on 150 acres of adjoining land, and the East... Find out more

Glenelg Golf Club 73 km

Glenelg is to Adelaide what Bondi is to Sydney – the city’s most popular beach suburb. The terminus for the City to Bay tram, a Glenelg icon, can be found where Jetty Rd meets the beach, where you will... Find out more

Royal Adelaide Golf Club 73 km

In the city of churches, Royal Adelaide is the golfing equivalent of the Vatican. Every visiting golfer should make a pilgrimage to this Dr Alister MacKenzie-designed layout, one of Australia’s top 10 courses,... Find out more

Kooyonga Golf Club 74 km

Kooyonga is a thinking player’s golf course. One of the game’s greatest strategists, Peter Thomson, gave an insight into what is required to play well at Kooyonga after winning the 1972 Australian Open here.... Find out more

Nearby eco-friendly places to eat

Goodlife 71 km

This innovative restaurant and takeaway not only makes carbon-neutral pizzas, but also places an emphasis on sourcing produce that is organic and local. Takeaway pizzas here even come tied up with string.... Find out more

Campsites around town

Sheoak Flat camping area 7 km

Camping at Sheoak Flat is on the peninsula’s southern coast, 10 km on from Edithburgh along Hancock Rd.... Find out more

Troubridge Hill camping area 13 km

The rugged limestone shore on the peninsula’s southern ‘heel’ was the scene of many a historic shipwreck. Nearby is the distinctive clay-brick Troubridge Hill Lighthouse. Camping is permitted all along... Find out more

Kemp Bay camping area 15 km

The beaches here are flanked by buffs and rocky points. There’s good fishing to be had, along with swimming in lighter conditions. It is on the south coast of the peninsula, 13 km south of Yorketown off Diamond... Find out more

Mozzie Flat camping area 23 km

Camp at this secluded location on the far eastern end of Sturt Bay, 17 km south of Yorketown and 4 km west of Port Moorowie. There is easy beach access, plus extensive coastal dunes to explore and plenty of beach fishing... Find out more

Sturt Bay camping area 31 km

A wide arc of dunes and south-facing beach stretches nearly 20 km from Point Davenport to Port Moorowie at Sturt Bay. The campsite is at the bay’s midpoint, giving ample scope for fishing, swimming and snorkelling,... Find out more

Barkers Rocks camping area 47 km

Basic beachside camping is available on the narrow strip of coastal reserve between Port Rickaby and Bluff Beach. Being west-facing, it’s great for sunsets and beachcombing but there’s not much shelter in... Find out more

Port Julia Oval camping area 48 km

Basic community-supported camping is possible in the small coastal town of Port Julia, on the north-east coast. It’s a popular fishing and seasonal crabbing spot, 17 km north of Port Vincent off the coast road.... Find out more

Burners Beach camping area 50 km

These beachfront sites are on the sheltered side of the peninsula’s ‘foot’. The north-facing shores catch the sun all year round and are home to some of the region’s most popular holiday... Find out more

Foul Bay camping area 50 km

Beachfront sites on this long, lonely stretch of beach are on the peninsula’s southern fringe. There’s easy access to swimming, fishing and snorkelling, coastal headlands to explore and Marion Bay’s... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Jetty Caravan Park - Normanville 65 km

This is a neat tourist park alongside the beach. Bookings are required during Christmas and Easter holidays and a minimum-stay period applies at Christmas, January, Easter and long weekends.... Find out more

Moana Beach Tourist Park 68 km

Only a short distance from the Moana town centre and close to the beach, this park is also not far from Adelaide’s southern suburbs. Bookings are required at Christmas, January, Easter and long weekends. There is a... Find out more

Big 4 Port Willunga Tourist Park 69 km

In a quiet rural location about 4 km from Aldinga, this is a spacious park with well-established shady trees. Bookings are necessary at Christmas, January, Easter and long weekends and a minimum-stay period applies.... Find out more

Brighton Caravan Park and Holiday Village 71 km

Just 17 km from Adelaide city, this tourist park enjoys absolute beach frontage and has a nice, relaxed feel. It is a popular family park and bookings are essential during busy holiday periods. A 2-night minimum-length... Find out more

Discovery Holiday Parks - Adelaide Beachfront 72 km

With very good amenities and a wide range of facilities, this quality park is close to Port Adelaide, Football Park and the West Lakes shopping complex, as well as only 10 km from the city centre. It is one of... Find out more

McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park 74 km

This is a spacious, quality park amid the vineyards of the McLaren Vale region. If you want to experience the great wines from the multitude of cellar-door outlets, you will find the park the best base on this part of... Find out more

Marion Holiday Park 75 km

This tourist park in the southern suburbs is close to the enormous Marion shopping centre. It has very good amenities, shaded areas and good facilities including a recreation room and a tennis court. It makes a good base... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Edithburgh House

Edithburgh House is a noble early-Victorian B&B in the middle of town. Located upstairs, the four guestrooms lead to a fine balcony with fetching ocean and jetty views. The decor is heritage flavoured with period... Find out more

Tipper’s Edithburgh

This onetime blacksmith’s shop has been hammered into fine shape, and true to its origins, local stone and original timbers were used in the rebuild. The freshly rendered interiors have been tweaked with snazzy... Find out more

Troubridge Island Hideaway

Wonderfully removed from the cares of the world, holiday escapes don’t get more complete than this. With room to sleep ten people, you have the run of a fully self-contained lightkeeper’s cottage, and all you... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Ridgetop Retreats 73 km

Three funky, architecturally designed cabins sit in quiet seclusion in Deep Creek Conservation Park at the tip of the Fleurieu Peninsula. They have solar hot water, composting toilets, two bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling... Find out more

What's on around town

Gala Day: family day of entertainment and stalls; Oct.

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