217 kms from Adelaide


Hardwicke Bay was named by Matthew Flinders after the Earl of Hardwicke and First Lord of the Admiralty, the Right Honourable Charles Philip Yorke. The village initially evolved as a small shack settlement for the locals on weekends and a base for professional fisherman in the 1940's. The council opened land up in the 1960's and a farmer subdivided his land in the 1980's. Today the bay is growing rapidly with permanent and holiday dwellings.

Beautiful, pristine sandy beaches surround a sheltered bay, ideal for young children. A natural swimming pool and unspoilt sand hills can be found just south of the township. Hardwicke Bay is ideal for yachting or windsurfing, or just HardwickeBay tractorscast a line to catch your dinner. This peaceful town is perfect for those looking to escape from city life.  The pristine sandy beach has such a gentle gradient that boat launching is usually carried out with a tractor or a four wheel drive. It is not only parents and children who love the safe beach. The sandy expanses and safe waters provide a popular sports and recreation area for people of all ages.

The small friendly Hardwicke Bay Community Hall welcomes visitors and is the venue for many functions including morning tea, exercise class, games nights, and bingo.

Hardwicke Bay's General Store has takeaway food, fuel and basic supplies. Nearby Minlaton is just a short 15 minute drive away for all your shopping needs, including supermarket, hardware store, chemist, variety store and more.


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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