Experience the breathtaking Encounter Bay, the jewel of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Encounter Bay will captivate you with its shimmering turquoise waters, pristine 360-degree views, and abundant flora and fauna. Adventure is just a few steps away, with countless experiences for both young and old. Whether you prefer the thrill of water sports or the tranquillity of a peaceful hike along the stony cliffs of The Bluff, there’s an adventure here for everyone.
Things to Do in Encounter Bay
Learn about the history of the bay, visit the nearby cafés, or meet the friendly locals in this tight-knit community. Stroll through leafy walking trails, go boating in the crystal-blue waters, or just enjoy the magical views over the ocean.
Explore the network of trails running over The Bluff, a dramatic cliff top with unforgettable 360-degree views over the ocean and the rugged coastline. Try your luck birdwatching or spotting a whale or two passing by on their annual migration in the winter months. Encounter Bay is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and soak up the sun and the wonderful coastal breeze.
Rejuvenate your spirit by dipping your toes in the pristine waters of Encounter Bay, with several swimming spots scattered along the coastline. Catch a wave at nearby Shark Alley or check out the swell at nearby Waitpinga Beach. Hop on board a boat tour to spot some of the local marine life from the water or try beach fishing.
With accommodation options to suit everyone, Encounter Bay is the perfect destination for couples seeking romance, families, or friends looking for a coastal adventure.
There’s so much on offer in this vibrant coastal community. With endless adventures to embark on and an abundance of magical natural wonders, you’ll never run out of things to do in Encounter Bay.
Experiences in Encounter Bay
Attractions in Encounter Bay
Facilities in Encounter Bay
Encounter Bay lies only a few minutes’ drive from the bustling town of Victor Harbor, the beautiful Granite Island and the lush forests of the Inman Valley. The bay is located just over 85 kilometres south of Adelaide. At only 70 minutes’ drive from the state’s capital city, the bay is easily accessible by road.