Port Willunga Caves are a popular attraction among locals and a great place to relax on a hot day. As you enter the beach, the unique caves located inside a rock wall will catch your eye. The caves which were once used to store fisherman boats are now an ideal spot to have a picnic on a sunny day! In addition to the caves, the beach is incredibly large and in pristine condition.
How to get to Port Willunga Caves
The Port Willunga Caves are located on the Fleurieu Peninsula and are roughly a 50 minute drive from Adelaide city. The easiest way to reach the caves is by car, unless you’re staying nearby. There are public transport options from Adelaide city but it’ll take you an hour and a half to get there. From Adelaide Railway Station you can get the Seaford train to Seaford Railway Station. Head to zone A at the interchange for the 750B Bus to Aldinga Beach. Get off at stop 109, The Esplanade and you’ll be right there!
Where to stay
The Fleurieu Peninsula is a large area with a variety of accommodation options. The further down the peninsula you go, you’ll find less and less accommodation. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay close to supermarkets and shops, then you can try Aldinga Beach which is further north of the peninsula. Another big town on the peninsula is Victor Harbor which is located down south. Here you’ll find pretty much anything you need!
If you’re road tripping and looking for a campsite, we recommend Rapid Bay Campground. This campsite is probably one of the nicest we’ve stayed at since it is right on the beach. For us we found this spot to be perfect as it was close enough to all the best attractions. It costs $9 per person and you pay the ranger who comes around every night. There are also no big supermarkets nearby.
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What to expect
Port Willunga Caves are a super interesting stop to add to your Fleurieu Peninsula visit. These unique caves which have been carved into rock, were once used by fishermen to store their boats and fishing rods. Today locals and families come to relax along the beach and use the caves to hide from the sun or set up a picnic. This beach is also incredibly large so you’re sure to always have a spot to yourself. It has beautiful white sand and clear blue water. If you get hungry, there is also a restaurant located near the carpark at the centre of the beach.
Infront of the Port Willunga Caves, you’ll also notice the remains of an old jetty. This is another reason why people visit this beach. The jetty ruins add even more character to this already beautiful beach. If you’re on the Fleurieu Peninsula, be sure not to miss this incredibly unique beach.
For more incredible beaches along the Fleurieu Peninsula, be sure to check out our ‘Best Beaches Fleurieu Peninsula‘ Blog!