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Birds through the hide window, Belinda (Goolwa)
Birds through the bird hide window at Goolwa
Goolwa beach, Belinda (Goolwa)
Goolwa beach is a wilderness, with native plants and big sand hills protecting the beach from the outside world, the perfect winter hideaway. a lot busier in summer though!
By Scott Quinlivan
A place that I like to visit often is Goolwa Beach, which is one of the natural wonders of the Fleurieu Peninsula. Tourists frequently visit the beach and you will often find people enjoying leisure activities as fishing, walking, beach volleyball and surfing. The local Goolwa community that has an active interest in preserving this natural wonder, has been successful in preventing any major development and has groups of volunteers that have retained its natural beauty over the years.
Some of the many visitors to the beach enjoy digging up cockles that can make a tasty treat in Asian stir fry. The cockles can also be used as bait in fishing. The beach is also used by mud crabs that live just below the surface of the sand. If you or your kids like to try boogie boarding there is a kiosk that provides boogie board hire that will keep you and your family occupied for hours. Change rooms and toilets are also available at the beach and the kiosk provides a variety of snacks and refreshments. As you walk along the beach you will notice that the sand is clean, the air is fresh and the water is crystal clear. It will make you feel like that you are miles away from home. If you are looking for the perfect romantic outing then I recommend that you take a walk along the beach just before sunset you will be amazed just how beautiful the sunset really is. The beach is surrounded by rugged sand dunes that support a variety of plants and shrubs.
Egret, Belinda (Goolwa)
An egret stands between the Murray River and Barrage Road at Goolwa
Egret by the river, Belinda (Goolwa)
Egret stands in front of the Murray River at Goolwa
Goolwa bird hide, Belinda (Goolwa)
The Goolwa bird hide is a place for seclusion and privacy
Middleton moonrise, Belinda (Goolwa)
The moon rises over the ocean at Middleton while the sun sets behind, casting a beautiful glow across the skies