Coastal Attractions around Ceduna

Puckridge Boat Ramp

Over the years grants from the District Council and Federal Government have assisted with development of the Puckridge boat ramp, with further extensions completed in 2007.

Permits are required for boat ramps within the Ceduna Council area and can be bought from the District Council office, Ceduna Visitor Information Centre, Jim’s IGA Thevenard and Smoky Bay Caravan Park.

Puckridge Boat Ramp
Returning from a days fishing to the Puckridge Boat Ramp

Jetties

The Far West area is host to many fabulous jetties: Denial Bay, Smoky Bay, Point Sinclair, Fowlers Bay and Ceduna. All have rewarding fishing, squidding and drop-netting for blue swimmer crabs.

Spectacular sunsets and sunrises can be photographed from all jetties.

Fishing from the Ceduna Jetty
Fishing from the Ceduna Jetty

Ceduna‘s Coastal Walking Trail

Ceduna‘s Coastal Walking Trail winds along the foreshore of beautiful Murat Bay for 3.6km between the Ceduna Sailing Club and the Pinky Point Lookout at Thevenard. The trail records the history of the Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders encounter and serves as a demonstration of reconciliation with the local Indigenous community, acknowledging their culture and links with the land.

Two disabled-access-friendly lookout platforms have been constructed, one halfway along, the second situated at Pinky Point. Car parking is available at both ends. Local artists, children and the community contributed with a project of individually painted clay tiles inlaid in four bands along the trail. The purpose- built, sealed walking trail is ideal for cycling or a brisk walk of around an hour each way. Alternatively, it is ideal for a quick stroll along the coast to witness seabirds feeding in the shallows.

Pinky Point Lookout

Situated at the Thevenard end of the walking trail, relax and take your time to take in the views over the wharf area, the islands, the channel and Denial Bay. Great views at sunset. Pinky Point Lookout is caravan/motor home friendly with good turning and parking facilities.

Thevenard Wharf & Lighthouse monument with ship in port
Thevenard Wharf & Lighthouse with ship in port

Ceduna Waters

Drive or bike to Ceduna Waters located 4km south of Ceduna (just past the Shelly Beach Caravan Park).

This trail allows you to enjoy the coast whether you want to stay in your car, drive onto the beach, swim or fish. Venture all the way to Cape Vivonne and see what unbelievable beach and island views await you.

A perfect 30-minute drive, or a day trip to lunch, swim and fish.

Fowlers Bay

During summer, onshore and offshore fishing charters are available for half- or full-day charter (minimum of 3 passengers, weather dependent).

If you prefer to keep your feet dry, and have your own 4×4, why not try the 4×4 tag-along tours over the sand dunes to Scotts Beach and along the coast. Each tour lasts around 3 hours. And last, but by no means least, during winter experience the whale watching. From around June to October each year (or whenever the southern rights decide to arrive and depart the bay) Fowlers Bay Eco Park operates whale-watching charters.

Come and experience the magic of the southern right whales that visit Fowlers Bay up close and personal on the charter boat Asherah, sitting with the whales and learning the behaviors of each individual.

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