Sellicks Silver Sands Beach – a South Australian treasure!
The view on the drive down Sellicks Beach Road is breathtaking as the coastline comes into sight. Only an hours drive from Adelaide makes getting there a breeze and the ideal environment for a day in the sun.
Evenings are especially memorable as the sunset over the hills makes for a stunning backdrop to the calm waters below. Sellicks Beach is where the Mount Lofty Ranges meet the sea – spectacular scenery where steep cliffs suddenly give way to a long stretch of sandy beach. The coastline here is renowned for its gentle waves, plentiful fishing and boat launching facilities.
Below the Esplanade vehicles are allowed to drive onto the beach at Sellicks so you won’t need to carry your gear very far (regular car parking is also available if you prefer not to and please note a vehicle access fee is payable between December and March during peak times). Be sure to bring a shade canopy as once you set up you’ll want to stay for a while! The water is clear and the waves are relatively small. The beach is flat so it’s the perfect place to get active on the sand as well as in the water.
Kids can enjoy a game of beach cricket, frisbee practice or throw and catch. There is always something to do along the gulf with many different activities including swimming, sandcastle building, sailing, walking, running, snorkelling, fishing and beachcombing. Be sure to pack buckets and spades for the kids!
There is a general store on the Esplanade that serves great fish and chips and cold drinks. Public holidays, such as Australia Day, and school holidays during the summer months are particularly busy. The wind can pick up along this coastline, but even in winter it’s still a beautiful spot to unwind.
If you haven’t yet experienced Sellicks be sure to add it to your list of places to go. The scenery, the sand and the water make for the perfect family day out. Enjoy a long walk along the water’s edge, absorb the view and breathe in the sea air.
For more information and all enquiries regarding Sellicks Beach please visit The City of Onkaparinga council website.
What: Sellicks Beach
When: All Year Round
Where: Esplanade, off Sellicks Beach Road, off Main South Road (google map)
Who: Everyone (including the family dog!)
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