166km from Adelaide
Boat launching - Beach launch
Pine Point is an easy two hours’ drive from Adelaide. The population swells dramatically during peak holiday periods as the visiting masses descend. This is a favourite wading area for those raking blue crabs, but it’s wise to keep a crab measuring gauge handy to ensure you are only taking the legal minimum size of 11 centimetres.
The best location for raking blueys seems to be around Billy Goat 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 your 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 telltale grey mounds in the sand that often signal a crab in residence.