Visit Port Broughton SA

As you drive into Port Broughton at the top of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, there’s a lovely relaxed holiday vibe with palm trees lining the main road into town. Hospitable looking old style shops, a service station, and renovated retro motel are amongst the buildings that line the road that leads down to the foreshore.

The stunning looking two storey Port Broughton Hotel sits on the corner of the foreshore, with its beautiful original looking architecture, white painted features, full balcony and lacework grabbing your attention.

This circa 1910 hotel has the best views in town overlooking a green park, playground and the jetty, but its beauty draws you away from all that.

Inside the hotel still has traces of its heritage, while patrons and sport fans are catered for with the front bar having all the mod cons including big TV screens.

There is dining indoors or al fresco and a really extensive menu with great choices for all tastes. If weather permits, it would be hard to go past dining outdoors with those views to appreciate.

Across the road, the jetty is popular for recreational fishing and is also used by commercial Blue Swimmer Crab fishers. Yellowfin whiting, salmon trout, mullet and tommies can all be caught from the jetty.

Next to the jetty, a toilet block is adorned with an eye catching artwork of sea creatures, and beach scenes which was created by former students of the Port Broughton Area School. It is spectacular work.

Following the foreshore south leads to the Port Broughton Tourist Park and it is packed full of the family fun features you could want. In 2020 the park underwent some big improvements and now has waterslides and a splash park, mini golf course, and a pump track to keep kids busy for hours.

There is also a playground, a solar heated and shaded swimming pool, camp kitchen, laundry and clean ablutions blocks. Being in a seafront area, there are also great fish cleaning facilities and the park is pet friendly.

For caravanners who prefer to be off grid, the Broughton Bay RV Park is only around 1.5 kilometres north of town and for $10 a night you can pull up your van in a simple looking dirt space BUT, the facilities for self-contained caravans and motorhomes are a little oasis.  There is no power or toilets available, but the campsite is pet friendly and has a fenced, off leash dog area.

There is a donation point in an old telephone box and the area is privately owned so the donations go towards costs and the upkeep of facilities which include a potable water dispenser (for an extra  small cost), a paved communal bar, camp kitchen and sitting areas, amongst palms trees and bougainvillea shaded areas. A real oasis in the bush where you can stay for a maximum of 72 hours and there’s a free dump point located in town.

Take a look at Port Broughton next time you’re heading to Yorke Peninsula and enjoy the hospitality, the fishing and if you’re lucky, the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

Cheers

Glenys

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