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The Adelaide Set

Top 5 Beaches



  • Close to the city 

  • Great beach for swimming

  • Lots of little shops and cafes to explore

  • Stunning pine trees for that perfect Insta shot


Extreme Factor: 3/10 

Travel Distance from CBD: 16.8 kilometres

Insta Worthy 8 / 10
The Adelaide Set F
actor: 7.5/10



  • Amazing limestone cliffs that hug the coastline

  • World famous "Star of Greece" restaurant. 

  • Port Willunga has an amazing shipwreck (the star of Greece) great for scuba divers. 

  • Port Willunga has the famous man-made caves! A must for Instagram and is basically "right of passage" for any SA Instagrammer. 

  • Accommodation ranges from high-end beach shacks to the lower end beach shacks and a few camping sites. 

Extreme factor: 3/10 

Travel Distance from CBD: 45.4 kilometres

Insta worthy 8.5 / 10
The Adelaide Set
factor: 8 / 10




  • Pondalowie Bay. What a place! Something you would see in a Corona ad.

  • The bay itself is home to many spectacular landscapes 

  • It is situated inside the amazing Innes National Park which we recommend to all! 

  • Pondi Bay is a well-known for surfers looking for some extra power. 

  • Pondi Bay also has small fishing villages,  giving you a unique look into South Australian beach coastal country life. 

  • Accommodation ranges from little shacks to well equipped camping spots,  that are perfect for those who love a good old get away. 

  • The bay itself contains a small old fishing boat that is an Insta must! 

  • A great place for taking fun photos and enjoying the rugged yet beautiful bay area. 

Extreme factor: 6/10 

Travel Distance from CBD: 302 kilometres

Insta worthy 8.5/10
The Adelaide Set
factor: 8.5 / 10



  • Our own little Greek island style beach, with stunning Mediterranean vibes and views.

  • Pebble beaches and pristine white sand beaches. 

  • Not only is Second Valley a beautiful destination,  the journey there is spectacular, with some amazing roads including the infamous pine tree road that you would have seen all over Instagram !

  • When you first arrive,  you are greeted with spectacular stone buildings and pine forest scenery with a classic Australian beach cafe for all those peckish for a feed.

  • Second Valley is also home for some extreme sports like cliff jumping! 

  • The cliff jumping here is dangerous but quite thrilling for those adrenaline junkies.

  • The cliffs themselves are beautiful but please take caution when exploring as a fall would surely end your life. 

  • Second Valley is also home to a jetty for those who love a good fish and you're bound to find some squid and smaller fish swimming around.

  • Second Valley is home to a magnificent pine forest and many Instagram worthy landscapes that will make everyone jealous of your stunning insta feed.  

  • The Adelaide Set loves a trip to Second Valley and recommends it to all who don't mind the short but amazing drive down south

​​Extreme factor: 6/10 

​​Travel Distance from CBD: 90.5 kilometres

Insta worthy: 8.5/10
The Adelaide Set factor: 8.65 / 10






  • Secret beach is our Number One best beach in South Australia,  and also one of SA’s most dangerous places to reach, so extreme caution, an agile body and a lack of "fear of heights" is a requirement.

  • The Beach itself is about a 15-minute walk/hike from the main part of north beach Carricaklinga,  which starts at the top of the carpark.

  • Secret Beach is a mix of beautiful aqua waters, white pristine sands and the seclusion of being a secret cove! 

  • It is also home to a small cave, with a famous rock wall which looks exactly like it sounds,  a rock structure shaped like a barrel wave, some say it was frozen by Medusa herself. 

  • The tall striking cliff faces create an atmosphere of your own little private piece of paradise! Perfect for those trying to escape all their worries and leave all your stresses back at home. 

  • Secret beach is also home to dolphins who are known to be very fond of this area, and let me tell you right now,  there is just something so magical about watching the sunset at secret beach with a pod of dolphins frolicking in the distance.

  • Instagram opportunities here are plentiful with numerous options and angles, no matter what,  you will be bound to find a spot that will fill your feed with absolute Insta magic ooze. 

  • The energy and magic of this place speaks for itself and anyone that has a little adventure waiting to burst from their soul should 100% make there way down to this beach.

  • I must STRESS with all my heart,  please take extreme care & caution when walking/climbing to this beach as it is very dangerous to get to and there have sadly been some deaths. 

  • When you first get to the beach you will notice a small wooden cross, which is a constant reminder to take care and to look after your friends and family. Don't rush anyone , let them take their time. I have had to walk many friends back.  

  • Beware the cliffs can create large winds and the path is extremely narrow and unforgiving. It helps if you are part-goat.

Extreme Factor: 8/10 

Travel Distance from CBD: 74 kilometres 

Insta Worthy: 9/10 

The Adelaide Set Factor: 9/10



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