Kangaroo Island beaches

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    THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF WHITE SANDY BEACHES ON KANGAROO ISLAND: Photo - Milton Wordley, courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission
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    YOU WILL FIND PLENTY OF BEACHES PERFECT FOR SWIMMING AND SURFING: Photo - Brett Sheriden, courtesy of South Australian Tourism Commission
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Kangaroo Island beaches

Brown Beach

This is a sheltered beach providing safe conditions for swimming.

D'Estrees Bay

Virtually unspoilt it is a good place to spot various bird-life.


Emu Bay

This is one of the most popular beaches on Kangaroo Island with safe, clear water for swimming. It is also a good place for fishing, particularly off the jetty.


Hanson Bay

This is a popular surf-fishing area with large Australian salmon often caught here.


Pennington Bay

Popular surf spot for experienced surfers only.

Penneshaw Beach

This beach offers safe swimming and some great views across Backstairs Passage to the mainland.

Snellings Beach

Excellent for swimming and surf-fishing, and, at either end of the beach, excellent rock-fishing and the view from the top of Constitution Hill at Snellings Beach is spectacular.

Stokes Bay

This white sandy beach is surrounded by cliffs. There is a large rock-enclosed pool, which provides protection from the surf, making this a safe swimming spot.

Western River Cove

Good beach for swimming, rock and surf-fishing.

Vivonne Bay

Voted as one of the 'best beaches' in Australia after extensive research by Sydney University. The long, curved, sandy beach which is surrounded by turquoise waters is great for surfing and swimming. The safest areas for swimming are near the jetty and boat ramp or in the Harriet River.