WHERE THE LOCALS GO
HIGHLIGHTS FROM PORT ELLIOT INSIDERS.
Encounter Bikeway Enjoy this 30-kilometre stretch of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Highlights around the Port Elliot area include Green Bay and Knights Beach, time your walk or bike ride for late afternoon, and you’ll be rewarded with the painterly colours of the sunset. visitalexandrina.com Granite Island Off the coast of Victor Harbor, a more built-up township 10 minutes away from Port Elliot, is the easily accessible Granite Island, which is home to a colony of fairy penguins. (08) 8552 7555; graniteisland.com.au Middleton Beach Next door to Port Elliot, Middleton Beach is a surfers’ and sea lions’ favourite place to play. From June to October, southern right whales call past during their annual migration. Farmers markets Each Saturday, Willunga and Victor Harbor farmers’ markets offer up a feast of fresh produce from around the region. willungafarmersmarket.com.au; victorharborfarmersmarket.com.au
Coast by Design Set in an historic coach house, its range of smart gifts and homewares reflects relaxed seaside style. 34 The Strand; (08) 8554 3448; livingbydesign.net.au All That Jazz Combines good oldfashioned service with high fashion in its beautiful array of furniture, clothing and kidswear. 29 North Terrace. 0427 176 964. Dog Dragon Gallery Enter through a paved courtyard to discover this gallery and store that brims with unique pieces. 55 North Terrace. (08) 8554 2260; dogdragon.com.au Turn to page 116 for Campbell Haig’s 10 favourite things to do in Port Elliot.