Pine Point

169km from Adelaide
Boat launching - Beach launch

Pine Point is a favourite wading area for those raking blue swimmer crabs. Make sure you keep a crab measuring gauge handy, as some are either below or just on the legal minimum size of 11 centimetres.

The best location for raking blueys seems to be around Billy Goats Flat, which becomes totally exposed around low tide. There is a lot of rubble and rock on the flat, but it’s the broken ground fringed with sand and weed that produces the best crabbing.

Optimum time to be out there with tub and rake is just after the tide turns to come in, when the crabs are mostly buried, but quite easy to detect. Simply follow the tide back in as it floods and look for those tell-tale grey mounds in the sand that often signal a crab in residence.


Copper Coast Visitor Information Centre, Kadina

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