Established as a Southern Ocean whaling station at the mouth of Lake George in the 1830s, Beachport has matured into a resort hamlet and crayfish port.
Fifty-one kilometres south of Robe, Beachport and nearby Rivoli Bay enjoy safe swimming beaches, while the town’s three museums present the region’s whaling, shipping, military and Aboriginal heritage.
Lake George is a sanctuary for waterbirds, with excellent conditions for windsurfers. The high salinity of the biblically named Pool of Siloam offers swimmers both incredible buoyancy and therapy.
A long, 772-metre jetty extending into Rivoli Bay gives anglers an edge in the fishing stakes in an aquatic playground which also attracts its share of sailors and windsurfers.
A monument in the town honours the gallantry of two explosive experts who were killed trying to defuse a German World War I mine.
Canunda National Park, 20 km south, has spectacular dunes and littoral native scrub.