spotlight on the bay

Marion Bay is a gorgeous, small seaside country town, on the beautiful Yorke Peninsula, and has two impressive beaches, both a short walk from the our accommodation sites...

willyama beach

This beach is just across the road from the Glamping Tent and a short drive from the Tiny House! Follow the track to the beach and then over the sand dunes and be amazed by this gorgeous bay. Can up spot the mast from the wreck of the S.S. Willyama? Pretty cool hey!

This beach has it all, the perfect length for a long walk, or why not go for a dip in the rock pools to your left!

penguin point

Follow Willyama to the left and you’ll find this vast bay. It’s a much calmer, shallower beach and great for paddle boarding if you brought them with you. Keep following to the left, and you’ll find the Marion Bay jetty.

Want to catch some squid? This is the perfect spot at night.

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innes national park

Marion Bay is on the door step of Innes National Park. The Park is a beautiful natural sanctuary full of Australia's best beaches, and is ideal for swimming, surfing, fishing, bush walks and observing the wildlife - we can nearly guarantee that you'll see a kangaroo on your visit.

Innes National Park – right at your door step is the beautiful, untouched Innes National Park. Just a 5 minute drive away, you have access to Australia’s best beaches (oh no, we’re not being bias, just wait until you see them)

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  • Swimming – you may have a beach all to yourself!
  • Surfing - visit  for the best surfing locations
  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving/snorkelling
  • Walks/lookouts/hikes
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Kangaroos and emus roam free. Drive slow and keep an eye out for them crossing the road
  • The Tammar Wallaby was reintroduced into the park after nearly becoming instinct in SA, keep an eye out for these cute little critters
  • Whales and dolphins share our beautiful coastline
  • Birds
  • Sightseeing
  • Lighthouses
  • Ship wrecks
  • Islands and the beautiful coast of Innes
  • Visit historic Inneston, our old mining town
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other local tips

This great addition to the town is the place to be. Why not treat-yo-self to some coffee and cake! Beach Break serves coffee, breakfast and lunch, and sell surf hardware & home-made pies.. and we have partnered with them to offer you delicious picnic hampers!

If you're a seafood lover, book a table at Inland Sea, to try some locally caught, quality seafood in Warooka, that's just a half an hour's drive from the site.

The ‘Tin Tav’ as I used to call it when growing up in Marion Bay, has amazing wood fire pizzas and pub grub, and is open for lunch and dinner. Or just fancy a beverage and a game of pool to finish off the perfect day? The tav also has a Bottle O, for takeaway drinks.

If you’re looking to book a fishing charter, call Mark Graham on 0427 120 040, from Marion Bay Fishing Charters, or email him

Feel like a burger and hot chips, or just running out of petrol? Why not try some of Minlaton Bakery’s delicious pasties and sausage rolls. This is the place to go. The ‘shop’ as we locals call it, has a small variety of supplies including fresh bread delivered daily, and they also sell fishing supplies.

Contact or visit Caroline at MBC Foods  to see what she has to offer. Caroline does catering for small to large events, and sells a variety of local salt products either online, or from her small store at her house.

Barley Stacks Wines is located in Maitland, and is the first commercial vineyard and winery to be established on the traditional barley belt of the Yorke Peninsula. After you fall in love with the delicious bottle of complimentary wine during your stay, why not take a small detour on your way home to stop in at their cellar door. You'll be able to sample their tasty wines, and you'll receive an amazing 20% off your wine purchases. They also sell cheese platters and pizzas!

Watascowie Brewing Co in Minlaton has been drawing massive attention for their locally made ale that you can enjoy in their relaxed country style atmosphere, where their bar and all of their furniture is made from reclaimed timber from a 120 year old shearing shed. Watsacowie doesn’t currently sell food, but you’re welcome to take food and enjoy it there.

If you love exploring locally made products and art, stop in at Baker Bros. Top Shop Gallery in Warooka. This shop/gallery has an abundant collection of art and photography by local artists. Check their Instagram account for their varied opening hours.