Smoky Bay

40km drive southeast of Ceduna on the Flinders Highway, Smoky Bay is ideal for a coastal holiday. It has a permanent population of some 200 people.

Today a thriving town exists, supported by two caravan parks, general store, two free BBQs, 18-hole golf course, netball/ tennis courts, oval and two playgrounds.

The Smoky Bay Community Club is open 5 days a week from 5pm. Meals available Friday and Sunday nights, as well as Saturday on sporting days.

Smoky Bay offers good jetty and boat fishing for local King George whiting, garfish, tommies, salmon trout, squid and blue swimmer crabs. The District Council of Ceduna provides offal bins from January to May, which are located around the town.

Safe sandy beaches and safe swimming enclosure, or try out the new safe walking track.

Smoky Bay Jetty at sunset
Smoky Bay Jetty and swimming enclosure at sunset

The newly sealed boat ramp and fish-cleaning facility are available, but a boat ramp permit is required and can be obtained from the general store and the caravan park. Monies from this permit allows the boat ramp to be maintained in good condition.

Oyster farms produce top-quality Pacific oysters which are available from the general store, or call into any one of the local producers at the aquaculture park.

Camping within the township is only permitted at the two caravan parks. RV and oversized vehicles are catered for.

There is a recycling depot for all glass, paper and plastics. Funds from refundable cans and bottles go towards maintaining and upgrading the town playground.

Other activities in the Smoky Bay area include fishing from Squeaky Beach, surfing at St Mary’s, or just capture our beautiful coast line with your camera.

Held annually on the third Saturday in September is Marilyn’s Country Music Muster.

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