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The Copper Coast is famous for having some of South Australia's best holiday beaches. Located a comfortable hour and a half drive from Adelaide, this region of the Yorke Peninsula is rich in history and thriving with coastal developments. Its many attractions and accommodation make the Copper Coast an ideal tourist destination for both local and international visitors.

With plenty of spots along the coastline where you can take the kids for a day out, swim, fish or just kick back and relax while enjoying the beautiful seascapes. Our beaches are a must visit for any visitor to the area. Click the following links for information regarding having dogs or horses on the beach.

Holiday Park Woman

The Jetties

The Copper Coast has three jetties where you can catch a variety of different fish species. The jetties are located at Wallaroo. Moonta Bay and Port Hughes. Depending on the season, some of the different fish varieties you can catch are: Whiting, Snapper, Tommy Ruffs, Salmon, Garfish, Squid, Snook and Crabs.

Please note: Due to Wallaroo being a working port, at certain times sections of the jetty may be closed to the public.

Moonta Bay

The Boat Ramps

Got a boat? Wondering where to go with it? The Copper Coast has two boat ramps located at Wallaroo and Port Hughes. For a small fee ($8 per day) you can use either boat ramp just by purchasing a ticket from the ticket machine at the ramp (Cash, Credit Card & Paywave accepted). Alternatively you can purchase a yearly pass from $100 recreational and $275 Commercial, valid until the 30th June (reduced price from the 1st Feb each year) from the council office.

All tickets must be displayed on the dashboard of the towing vehicle.

If the permit is not displayed when council inspects the area, a fine may be incurred.

Boat Ramp Parking App

The use of the Easypark app has been introduced to make launching at the Port Hughes and Wallaroo Boat Ramps easier.

After downloading the app and registering, the process is simple:

  • Pinpoint your location on the app or enter the parking area code (Wallaroo - 20905, Port Hughes - 20900)
  • Select a day ticket (valid up to midnight on day of purchase)
  • Confirm your vehicle registration and payment (now $8 per day)

It's as simple as that! There is no need to push the stop button once you're done for the day as all daily tickets will expire at midnight on the day of purchase.

The option to purchase annual permits is also available, with recreational permits at $100.

For assistance, call Council on (08) 8828 1200 or email

Please note: Annual commercial permits ($275) via the app are currently unavailable, but can still be purchased, along with all other permits, by calling Council on 8828 1200 or visiting our Kadina Office.

Boat Launch App

Snapper closures in SA

The following link will take you to important information from PIRSA regarding the new snapper fishing closures for South Australia:
Fishing Snorkel
For more information about fishing and boating in the Copper Coast area please click here
For information regarding using personal watercraft eg. Jetskis click here