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Port Vincent, South Australia

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Port Vincent is well known as a holiday playground and is an ideal location for fishing, boating, sailing, swimming and snorkelling. The attractive and peaceful bay with a marina at the northern end provides safe harbour for yachties and boaties, whilst the town beach is perfect for young families. Kids of all ages love playing in the crystal clear waters and swimming out to the pontoon. Dolphins often frequent the area and the beachfront is an ideal place to relax with a book or enjoy some fish and chips. Cliff top lookouts and walking trails allow you to choose your own favourite picture postcard views whilst the proud local school children, have set up their own marine life study centre that welcomes visitors by appointment during school terms. With a magnificent coastline and sheltered bay, Port Vincent is a popular holiday destination and retirement town. In peak season the town's population swells dramatically and the marina full of boats is a wonderful colourful sight. There's a range of accommodation options to choose from - from caravan parks to bed and breakfasts, self-contained holiday homes and apartments. Attractions: Port Vincent Walking Trail. Port Vincent Marina. Port Vincent Golf Club. Port Vincent Wharf and Foreshore. Initially called Surveyor's Point, the town of Port Vincent was laid out by an Adelaide Solicitor in 1877. Like most of the towns on the Yorke Peninsula, Port Vincent is an old port. It was once one of the old landing spots for the ketches going up and down the peninsula. In the 1900s a jetty was built and the port used to ship locally grown grain until 1970.

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