Distinguished by the white sands of its long, crescent-shaped beach, Tumby Bay is an attractive resort town 50km north of Port Lincoln on the east coast of Eyre Peninsula. It is a fishing delight, with snapper, whiting and bream lurking off both the town’s two jetties, off the rocks and in the surf. It is an area, particularly round Ponta and Cowley’s beaches, of rugged beauty, complemented by a Norfolk pine-lined foreshore, while the main swimming beach is backed by lawns, picnic and barbecue facilities. You can catch up on Tumby Bay’s history in the C.L. Alexander National Trust Museum which is housed in an old wooden schoolroom. You can charter a cruise to the Sir Joseph Banks Islands, lying12 nautical miles (22km) off the coast. The islands' pastures once hosted sheep, but they are now part of a conservation area supporting colonies of albatrosses, Cape Barren geese and seals. Dolphins are also frequent in-shore visitors.