Day Tripping to Moana Beach
Hello Summer … Hello Road Trips… Hello South Australian Beaches.
So, where is Moana you ask? Moana Beach is approximately around 40 minutes drive from the Adelaide City Centre. It neighbours Seaford, Maslin Beach and Port Noarlunga. It’s a popular beachside town for families to visit during the holidays. Close enough for a day trip or, if you’re feeling like playing tourist, stay the weekend!
You may only know Moana as a great place for Surfing but there is so much more to take in. Some of the most family friendly activity to take in are biking and kayaking, but there are lots more too.
Check out our top picks in Moana.
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It’s Moana night at the drive-in… Pack a towel. You’re welcome! Parking between the lines comes pretty easy here at #MoanaBeach, and our mate @partingtonsnaps found himself with plenty of elbow room when he called by on a sunny afternoon… This beach is famous for it’s towering Norfolk Island pines and sweeping sands that pull swimmers, surfers, fishermen and snorkelers all year-round. In spring and summer, this place is prime territory for coastal cruising – in fact, packing the esky and driving your car right onto the gleaming white sand is genuine rite of passage… With crystal clear water and waves rarely too rough, you’ll also find it’s an easy spot to hang ten regardless of ability. Drop a line to @isurfandsun if you’re keen to hit the waves before yo
ur nightly sunset spectacular… 🌅🏖🙌 #SeeSouthAustralia [📍Location: just a 1hr flight from Melbourne to #Adelaide in #SouthAustralia, then a 45 minute drive to #Moana ] #SeeAustralia #FleurieuPeninsula #Beach
Moana is a great beach to learn how to surf with small waves…. try before you buy with a surfing lesson from a local company who can supply you the equipment. A great fun activity for the whole family if you’re all learning how to surf.
A picnic, a game of cricket or cloud watching. Moana Park is located beachside and is great for families with a grassed area and a playground. There are BBQ facilities, picnic tables and toilets.
Catch of the day
Moana is one of a few beaches where you can (legally) drive onto the sand, so its a great spot to drive up and catch dinner for the day! A fisherman’s drive in….
Moana Surf Life Saving Club
A great community icon in Moana. Catch a surf lifesaving event in summer, enjoy fish and chips on the beach and, of course, an ice cream purchase is a must!
Located in the Hallet Cove Conservation Park, a short distance from Moana, this clifftop trail goes the distance between Marino and Hallett Cove. Discover community art along the way, small coves and rocky cliffs. Bring your binoculars for a fun walk to discover lots of great things!
The park’s coastal sand dunes are traced back to Aboriginal culture for the Kaurna people. Archaeological artefacts (shell middens, burial sites) have been uncovered here, but today it is better known as a birdwatching area where you can glimpse wattlebirds, swamp harriers and rare hooded plovers… again do not forget your binoculars!
There is just so much to see and do so staying the night at the Moana Beach Tourist Park, which is right next to the beach, is a super option. From spa villas, garden cabins and powered sites, there is something for all budgets.