Get wet on the Copper Coast


The Copper Coast is an ideal destination for days trips or short and long stays; with many attractions to keep the family amused. Along with all the beautiful, safe swimming beaches, jetties for jumping off and catching fresh seafood from, there is also a waterpark, loads of playgrounds, train rides, and museums rich with history.


North Beach, Wallaroo

Wallaroo, Moonta Bay and Port Hughes have sandy, safe swimming beaches, suitable for all ages.  There is no surf in the area, but a 2 hour drive to Innes National Park will provide surfers with popular breaks such as Chinamans and Pondalowie Bay.

Wallaroo features 3 beaches, North Beach, Office Beach and what is known to locals as The Sailing Club Beach. Along with the beaches, there is also Wateroo, a swimming enclosure and large pontoons within shark-proof nets. Wateroo was installed in 2017. It has suffered major damage from recent storms, but is still open to the public and the council are working to get it fixed.

North Beach is about 2.5km long and up to 400m wide, and is accessible by car (you can drive on and park right on the beach). There is a small shade shelter, but it is set far away from the waters edge so I do suggest bringing your own shelter. Office Beach is a smaller beach, next to Wateroo. It has plenty of shade provided from 6 shade sails right on the beach.

Shade sails at Office Beach. Photo credit

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