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. For information regarding having dogs or horses on the beach click here.
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.
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 ($6 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 $90 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.
Snapper closures in SA
The following link will take you to important information from PIRSA regarding the new snapper fishing closures for South Australia: