Explore Samphire Coast

The Samphire Coast stretches from Port Gawler, just north of Adelaide to Port Wakefield and around the top of Gulf St Vincent to Ardrossan.
The Samphire Coast is a haven for bird life and one of South Australia's premier bird watching locations. This coastline is one of 10 priority sites under the World Wildlife Fund Australia Shorebird Conservation Project and plays host to over 60,000 migratory shore birds each year.

The Samphire Coast is a popular drawcard for birdwatchers, crabbers and fishers, providing a unique insight into mangrove forests, samphire flats and inter-tidal seagrass meadows on sand and mud flats.

Clinton Conservation Park, located on the eastern side of Yorke Peninsula covers an area of 1854 hectares and is a popular spot for birdwatchers. You can find around 57 species of birdlife nestled in the shoreline and mangroves. Some of these birds travel from as far away as Japan and China. The mangroves help keep the marine life cycles turning and provide plenty of shelter, making it the perfect nursery for fish.

Towns in the Samphire Coast

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Port Gawler
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The Yorke Peninsula is the traditional lands of the Narungga (Nharangga) people, who have lived on, and cared for, this country since the beginning of time. We work, live and travel on Nharannga Banggara [Country], and we take time away from those pursuits to acknowledge and pay our deep respects to the Nharangga Elders of the past and present. 

Today, it is essential that we continue to care for and protect our spectacular natural environment. Tread lightly and leave no trace. Learn more about responsible and respectful travel on Yorke Peninsula.