Port Parham

67km from Adelaide

This is easily the most famous and most regularly visited crab raking location in South Australia.

When the blueys are at their peak after Christmas, it’s not unusual to see more than a hundred rakers walking the Parham sand flats, most of whom bring home a good feed of succulent crabs.  Crabbing along the northern beaches is very much a social outing for most families. A barbecue and an esky full of drinks are nearly always standard equipment, along with sunblock, hats and plenty of ice to keep the catch cold.

Port Parham has a free camping ground for those wishing to stay overnight, but don’t forget the mozzie repellent! This is a mosquito breeding area and there are few things more likely to spoil an otherwise enjoyable day on the water than a swarm of hungry mozzies.


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