264 kms from Adelaide  

cornypointCorny Point sits on the northwest tip of the 'boot' of Yorke Peninsula and is a great base for surfing and boat fishing, boasting beautiful safe north facing beaches and bays. It was named Corny Point by Captain Flinders in 1802 due to the fact that it looks like a growth on the toe of the Yorke Peninsula. Tourist information can be found in the Corny Point Caravan Park.

Corny Point has a picnic area complete with electric barbecues and tennis courts, as well as a general store, Caravan Park and tavern. Some of the best surfing spots can be found within 15 minutes' drive of Corny Point – Berry Bay, Daly Heads, Salmon Hole and the Rock Pool.

The Corny Point Lighthouse was completed in 1881 to protect the south bound windjammers from the dangers of Webb Rock and the reefs and shoals off Berry Bay and Daly Heads. Built of local limestone, it was initially serviced by a head keeper and assistant. The ancient rocks near the lighthouse are believed to be around 1800 million years old.

Berry Bay Scenic Drive

One of the peninsula's most spectacular drives is from Corny Point to Berry Bay, with several breathtaking view points along the way. Berry Bay has long expanses of beautiful white sandy beaches and rocky outcrops, with two boardwalks making easy access to the beach for all ages. The Daly Heads and Dust Hole beaches are very popular with beachcombers.

Daly Heads National Surfing Reserve

DalyHeadSurfingReserveDalyHead MaureenCliftThe Daly Head National Surfing Reserve was the first along Australia's southern coastline, dedicated on 12 January 2013. Achieving National Surfing Reserve (NSR) status ensures that Daly Head has recognition as an iconic world class surfing location.

It is one of 18 National Surfing Reserves, with only two recognised in South Australia.  The other reserve is located at Point Sinclair.

Over 50 years ago the Daly Head surfing area was discovered by a group of surfers in search of quality breaks on the Yorke Peninsula. Local fishermen talked of large waves breaking in the area which kept the eager surfers hungry in their search, despite the limited beach access throughout the scrub & farmland.

The Formby Bay Environmental Action Group and the local surfing community were instrumental in gaining National Surfing Reserve status for Daly Head; all are volunteers with a passion for seeing this area preserved for future generations. Thanks to them the coastline has been revegetated, there are stairs for beach access and clearly defined paths to keep people from trampling the native vegetation. The group will continue to help with restoration of sand dunes and facilities in the area.

Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Council acknowledges the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Yorke Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information
8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, South Australia 5573
T: 1800 202 445   E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au


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