15 Maslin Beach

Where is it?
Maslin Beach is on the Fleurieu Peninsula, about an hour’s drive from Adelaide, via the Southern Expressway.

Why you’ll love it:
In 1975 the southern section of beach was declared Australia’s first official nude beach, but there’s plenty of room left over if you prefer swimming in Speedos. Grab a snorkel and check out the leafy sea dragons (an actual creature, not a euphemism) or take a walk along the picturesque cliffs that flank the beach. You get a great view of the sunset from up there. Once you’ve had your fill of sun and sand, you can head off to sample what the McLaren Vale wineries have to offer.

The details:
Head to southaustralia.com for more ideas on what to do and see on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

16 Memory Cove

Where is it?
It’s part of Lincoln National Park, 50km south of Port Lincoln and 650km south-west of Adelaide. Access to Memory Cove Wilderness Area is 4WD-only.

Why you’ll love it:
The five campsites are right on the beach, the scenery is seriously stunning, the fishing excellent, and with no more than 15 vehicles allowed in at any one time, it’s never going to be crowded. This is truly one of the most elite experiences you can have in Australia, but without the five-star prices. It’s just $8.50 for park entry per car, a $6 camping fee per car, and $16 per vehicle per night.

The details:
You need to pick up a key from the Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre, 3 Adelaide Place, Port Lincoln to gain entry to Memory Cove. Phone ahead to check availability: (08) 8688 3111; environment.sa.gov.au/parks.

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