We travelled the one hour down the south coast to play
golf over the long weekend and just had to stop at Normanville
beach to take in the view. The beach spans 7.3 kilometres and
is flanked by Lady Bay to the south and beautiful
Carrackalinga beach to the north.
Three creeks run into St Vincent Gulf from the beach;
Yankalilla River, Bungala River and Carrackalinga Creek.
During the winter months seaweed from the seagrass, that
is only 50 metres offshore, washes up. Fortunately the
seaweed disappears in the summer months.
Locals and visitors often fish for squid off the jetty or launch their boats
from Lady Bay or Normanville Beaches in search of King George Whiting,
Snapper or mullett.
The Jetty Caravan Park is adjacent to the beach park and carpark.
The Normanville Surf Life Savers patrol a portion of the beach,
particularly during the summer and school holidays.
The beach cafe does a roaring trade in the summer months.
In a future post I will show you some of the quaint
Normanville township, founded by the State's first
dentist, Robert Norman in 1849, and who happens to be
a late relative of my husband. Adelaide is like that.