Summer Seaside Staycation Spots in South Australia!

The weather is slowly warming up, the sun is starting to shine and the days are getting blissfully longer, let's face it, summer is well on its way and we're all dreaming of a little beachside getaway. We're lucky in SA that we have so many awesome beachside destinations at our doorstep and what better time to start planning a summer staycation in South Australia? 


Let’s be honest, it’s been awhile since any of us have been able to go on holiday. With international borders firmly closed, and even interstate travel a little bit of a ho-hum proposition, a holiday at home in South Australia has never looked better!

The weather is slowly warming up, the sun is starting to shine and the days are getting blissfully longer, let’s face it, summer is well on its way and we’re all dreaming of a little beachside getaway. We’re lucky in SA that we have so many awesome beachside destinations at our doorstep and what better time to start planning a summer South Aussie staycation?

We’ve done some of the hard work for you; from Aldinga to Waitpinga, from Streaky Bay to a Victor Harbor holiday, we’ve found some top accomodation options for a beachside staycation in South Australia.

We’ve included both Caravan Parks and Air BnB’s, some right smack bang on the beachfront, others complete with their own cottage gardens, so you can choose what suits your family most.


Beachside Caravan Parks in South Australia

NRMA Victor

Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park

With waterslides, a bounce pad, games room, mini golf course, heated swimming pool, go karts, an on site playground and a brand new pump track, there’s not much you can’t do at Victor Harbor Holiday and Cabin Park! It’s what we call all-bases-covered entertainment value!

The kiddos will have a ball and you can watch on and relax or be a big kid and join in on the fun; there are even pet friendly cabin options so you don’t have to leave your best mate behind! Pawsome!

mini golf

Whether you’re seeking a no-frills holiday or need a luxury break, travelling solo or with family or friends, the spacious 22-acre park offers a selection of self-contained units and cabin accommodation as well as spacious powered and unpowered sites for camping, caravans and motorhomes.

All that and just a five minute walk to the beach! Sign us up.

19 Bay Road, Victor Harbor, SA

Brighton Caravan Park

Brighton Caravan Park

Set right on the beach in Kingston Park (Tulukutangga), in an amphitheatre setting overlooking the crystal waters of Gulf St Vincent, the Brighton caravan park is centrally located (only 17 kms from the Adelaide CBD or 10 minutes from Glenelg), making it the ideal location to sit back, relax and simply soak up our memorable beachfront location, or is the perfect base to explore everything Adelaide and the surrounding areas have to offer.

The beachside caravan park offers a range of Adelaide accommodation options, from 2 bedroom Oceanview & Waterview Villas, both with direct ocean views, to open plan cabins. There is also a myriad of caravan and camping sites to suit all types of travellers. With a fully equipped camp kitchen, modern BBQ areas, clean amenity blocks and special access bathroom, it’s the perfect Adelaide caravan park for your relaxing family holiday. You can also feel the ocean breeze from any one of the cabins or sites!

4 Burnham Rd, Kingston Park SA

West Beach BIG4

West Beach Caravan Park

Set on 1.2kms of stunning coastline, BIG4 West Beach Parks is a much-loved holiday destination by families, couples, sporting groups and friends and the perfect place for an easy staycation in South Australia. With a choice of sites in addition to spacious self-catering cabins, there is an option for every budget.

West Beach BIG4 Pool

What can you look forward to? A relaxing atmosphere, a brand-new resort style lagoon swimming pool, Splash Zone, a zero-depth water play area, jumping pillows, barbecue areas, play equipment, go karts, games room and an onsite café! Seasonal events and school holidays Kids Club are all part of the West Beach Parks experience.

1 Military Road, West Beach, SA

Streaky Bay Caravan Park

Streaky Bay Caravan Park

Set along one of Australia’s premier seafood coastlines, Discovery Parks – Streaky Bay Foreshore is charmed with tranquil waters and endless opportunities for world-class fishing and another great choice for a beachside family staycation in South Australia.

streaky bay snoreklling

The coastal town of Streaky Bay is one of South Australia’s most famous beachside havens. What’s to fish? You’re spoilt for choice: King George whiting, salmon, flounder and over a dozen other species in the area. What about for families? Kids love boarding down the gigantic white sand dunes at nearby Yanerbie Beach, wading in the lagoon-style rock pool of Granites or seeing Australia’s only permanent sea lion colony at Point Labatt. After a full day of casting lines and exploring the Eyre Peninsula, sit by the water and appreciate the absolute peace of this magnificent waterfront holiday park.

82 Wells Street, Streaky Bay, SA

Aldinga Beach Holiday Park

Aldinga Beach Holiday Park

Aldinga Beach Holiday Park is just 45 mins south of Adelaide and the airport. The Aldinga Beach Holiday Park offers a unique, tranquil & peaceful caravan park setting on 10 acres nestled beside the Aldinga scrub. This family orientated caravan park is a worthy choice for your SA Beachside Staycation!

Aldinga Beach Holiday Park

Close to local beaches of Aldinga and Port Willunga & stunning Silver Sands one of only a few of S.A. drive on beaches (no 4X4 needed). Short drive to Historic Willunga and McLaren Vale and its wineries, restaurants and markets.

Cox Rd, Aldinga Beach SA

Big4 Port Elliot

Big4 Port Elliot Holiday Park

Located on the beachfront of beautiful Horseshoe Bay, the BIG4 Port Elliot Holiday Park offers a vast range of activities. There’ll be enough to do to fill a whole day or even a week.

Big4 Port Elliot

The Park is surrounded by a network of breath-taking walking and bike trails, and the park has a huge adventure playground and Jumping Pillow. The kids will be entertained for hours!

BIG4 Port Elliot Holiday Park is also dog friendly so if you’d love your furry friend to join the family trip be sure to contact the park before booking.

Port Elliot Rd, Port Elliot SA

NRMA Victor Harbor

NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park

NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park is located on absolute beachfront on the coast of the Fleurieu Peninsula, providing unrivalled views that never get old. This place really is THE BUSINESS with kids, it’s got everything they (and you!) could ever want for entertainment and down time.

NRMA waterslide

Recently awarded the Silver Medal in the South Australian Tourism Industry Awards and set on absolute beachfront, NRMA Victor Harbor Beachfront Holiday Park is the perfect base to explore South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula. Only an hour’s drive from Adelaide, the park has a range of accommodation from self contained two bedroom waterview villas, overlooking the majestic Encounter Bay, cabinsstudio rooms, as well as large, shady camping sites and caravan sites, with ensuite, powered and unpowered options to choose from.

114 Victoria St, Victor Harbor SA

Beachside Air BnBs in South Australia

Eco House Aldinga Beach

Luxury Eco House Aldinga

4 guests2 bedrooms2 beds1 bath

Only 45 minutes from Adelaide this retreat is set in the peaceful Aldinga scrub and only 300 meters from the pristine sands of Aldinga Beach and Silver Sands.

Eco House Aldinga Beach

This beautiful architecturally designed luxury “Eco” house will provide you with best of beach and bush with tranquility and relaxation in mind.

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Meerblick WaitPinga

Meerblick Waitpinga

7 guests4 bedrooms5 beds2 baths

Meerblick is the perfect retreat to get away and enjoy the amazing sea views. It is conveniently located less than 5 min to Victor Harbor with the seclusion of being on 5 acres, and a great option for a family staycation in South Australia.

The views over Victor Harbor are simply stunning. During summer months there is a solar heated pool and for winter months, both indoor and outdoor fireplace. Enjoy the protected outdoor entertaining area all year round with pizza oven, table tennis and large grass area and just check out the adorable cubby house in the backyard, your kids will love!

Meerblick Cubby

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the pines maslin

The Pines @ Maslins Beach

6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds1 bath

The Pines at Maslin Beach is your ultimate relaxing beachside getaway. Recently renovated, The Pines has a vibe like no other. Enjoy the retro coastal style, as you relax on the enormous decking space perfect for outdoor entertainment.

The Pines Maslin

Just a 5min stroll to the iconic Maslin Beach, The Pines sleeps up to six, with 2 queen size beds and a single bunk bed option. Fences and large backyard make this perfect for children and pets. Large windows with views to the sea, the ultimate beachside holiday.

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Middleton Beach Huts

Middleton Beach Huts

Feeling Stressed? Relax and unwind on the deck of your own self contained beach hut, tune out to the sound of the birds and the waves of the nearby south coast surf. Feeling Peckish? How about a delicious meal at award winning Blues restaurant. Energetic? Perhaps a game of tennis on the full sized tennis court or a short walk to local Middleton Surf beach.

Beach Hut Middleton

Centrally located between Goolwa, Port Elliot and Victor Harbor , Beach Huts provides the perfect place from which to explore the many local attractions.

The Middleton Beach Huts could be South Australia’s most instagrammable Staycation location.

Each hut has a different configuration, with some more suited to families than others. A selection are owned privately and available on airbnb and others can be booked online:

wayfarer cottage goolwaWayfarers Cottage Goolwa

4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath

Wayfarers Cottage is one of the earliest homes in Goolwa, built around 1870. Centrally located in the “Little Scotland” precinct, it’s a short drive to the beach and walking distance to Goolwa Wharf, restaurants, hotels and Goolwa shopping centre.


Wayfarers Cottage has modern amenities such as air conditioning, NBN and TV streaming services. You can also relax in front of the fireplace, have a bath to unwind, or watch the stars in the private courtyard.

The cottage accommodates up to 4 people with flexible sleeping options. There are two bedrooms.

For more information:

Kokumi KI

Kokumi, Kangaroo Island

6 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2 baths

Light, bright coastal living cottage, with kitchen garden of herbs and seasonal vegetables.  Kokumi is approximately 800m from the local township and shops, situated at the end of a culdesac with no passing traffic.

Kokumi Kangaroo Island

You can enjoy full sea views from bedrooms and living room, and watch the ferry cross to the mainland from the wrap around deck. Quality facilities such as Miele dishwasher, washer and SMEG oven. You are invited to forage in the kitchen gardens that surround the house.

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Saltwater holiday houseSaltwater Holiday House, Pelican Lagoon

6 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath

Saltwater is a purpose-built holiday house located on 20 ha (50 acres) of bushland overlooking the tranquil waters of Pelican Lagoon. Completed in 2019, the house is light-filled and airy, with north-facing windows and deck capturing the winter sun and wonderful views of the lagoon and surrounding bush. The house is simply but tastefully decorated with bamboo flooring, comfortable furnishings and beds, a well equipped kitchen and spacious living area. The nearest neighbours are 1 km away.

saltwater ki

Being set on 20 ha, your privacy is assured. The property is home to a variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, possums, echidnas, and goannas. Over 30 bird species have been recorded on the property and there is a wide variety of wildflowers in season.

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