Carrickalinga beach is one of the many beautiful beaches in South Australia.
The name Carrickalinga is derived from a Kaurna Aboriginal word
meaning "home of redgum firewood".
Just up the road from the township of Normanville,
Carrickalinga has two beaches, north and south, separated
by the volcanic outcrop of Haycock Point
The two bays are called Roma Mitchell Bay (after the first
woman Govenor of South Australia and local shack-owner) and
Yankalilla Bay (after the name of the local council).
Holiday homes and shacks are dotted along the esplanade.
The rocks are great for climbing on.
The beach from the northern carpark is accessible via a ramp.
This part of the coast is home to the famous leafy sea dragon.
There is great diving and snorkelling off the beaches. HMAS
Hobart has been sunk off the coast and makes up one of the
many reefs in the area.
Another reef is being formed after a 3000 tonne wave generator being towed
to Port McDonnell in the South East ran into trouble and sank 1500m