Flanking the sandy foreshore of Surveyor Point, Port Vincent, 195km west of Adelaide, looks out over the protected waters of Gulf St Vincent.
Backed by an array of attractive homes, a green belt and garden plots, the main beach is a safe haven for swimmers and fishermen and, in summer, its waters display a riot of colour as Adelaide yachties sail across the gulf for the holiday season.
Port Vincent has emerged in recent years as one of the Yorke Peninsula’s more upmarket resorts and, if you want to get away from it all, take the 12km drive north to Port Julia. A haven sited on a stunning beach set against a backdrop of spectacular cliffs, Port Julia is a favourite spot for anglers chasing whiting or garfish. Port Vincent is also justifiably famous for succulent crabs.
The Narangga Aborigines lived an idyllic, undisturbed life following the seasons round the length and breadth of the bountiful peninsula for thousands of years until explorer and geographer Matthew Flinders blazed the trail for white colonisation when he skirted the coastline during his voyage of discovery in 1802.