Australian Towns & Cities
South Australia: Port Elliot
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Port Elliot is a popular seaside town located on the south coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The town was originally set up as a port in the mid 1800's to deal with the heavy water traffic taking place on the nearby Murray River and Lake Alexandrina however with a series of shipwrecks, the port was abandoned with operations transferred to Victor Harbor. The town however, while in close proximity to the busy and commercial centre of Victor Harbor, is comparatively quiet. The stand out feature in Port Elliot is Horseshoe Bay - gaining its name for obvious reasons, offers safe swimming and has a great abutting foreshore. The Strand is also worth visiting as there are several interesting specialty shops, the Cockle Train railway station as well as many historic buildings. A great lookout point can be found 10km south at Crows Nest which offers great views over Port Elliot and the surrounding south coast.


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NEW Port Elliot:
Looking north from Freeman Nob to Port Elliot, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Horseshoe Bay:
Looking north over the Horseshoe Bay foreshore from Freeman Nob, Port Elliot, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Horseshoe Bay:
Horseshoe Bay at Port Elliot, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Port Elliot Town Centre:
North Terrace, looking east from The Strand intersection, Port Elliot , December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Port Elliot Town Centre:
North Terrace, again looking east into Port Elliot, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Port Elliot Town Centre:
The Strand, looking north from North Terrace, Port Elliot, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Port Elliot Town Centre:
The Strand, December 2003.

Image © Michael Greenslade

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