Port Vincent to Stansbury

Distance: 17.6km (4 hours 24 minutes)

One of the shortest sections of Walk The Yorke, Port Vincent to Stansbury is just under 18 kilometres in length, and allows you to experience all 4 different trail types; walking, cycling, beach walks, and shared walking/cycling.

Being one of the shortest sections, you can walk it in one go, or walk just 1 or 2 of the smaller trails:

  • Port Vincent to Lime Kiln Gully 7.2km (1 hour 48 minutes)
  • Lime Kiln Gully to Beach Hut 2km (30 minutes)
  • Beach Hut to Stansbury 8.4km (2 hours 6 minutes)

Port Vincent is a favourite holiday playground, and a popular destination for yachties.  It also has a strong community spirit with a dedicated Tidy Towns group who have been instrumental in creating some of the existing town walking trails. For this section of Walk The Yorke, start from Port Vincent, and follow the Ralph Munro Walking Trail heading south from the township.

After following the signage along the Port Vincent back beach, walkers will continue south along the clifftop, while cyclists are taken along the highway before heading towards the coast again to join up with the trail near Devils Gully Shelter.

From here, it’s a shared walk/bike trail heading south, before splitting once again with the cyclists back to the highway, and walkers following a beach trail around the cliff face.

At Beach Hut, Walk The Yorke once again becomes a shared trail continuing south towards and then into Stansbury.

Originally known as Oyster Bay, Stansbury is still a producer of oysters and the oyster farms can be seen out in the bay.  Visit one of the oyster farms (on land) to purchase local oysters or learn more about them on a tour.

When following the trail into Stansbury, you will join up with the 3 existing town trails, commencing at Mills Gully, along the foreshore, and then south to Pitts Cutting.

To help plan your walk, download the Port Vincent to Stansbury map.

Continue on to the next section of Walk The Yorke –  Stansbury to Edithburgh, or search other trails on Yorke Peninsula.

All distances are one-way, as Walk The Yorke is a continuous linear trail covering more than 500kms.

Walking Distances & Times
Total length 17.6km (4 hours 24 minutes); or broken into 3 smaller sections:

  • Port Vincent to Lime Kiln Gully 7.2km (1 hour 48 minutes)
  • Lime Kiln Gully to Beach Hut 2km (30 minutes)
  • Beach Hut to Stansbury 8.4km (2 hours 6 minutes)

Trail Notes & Important Information

  • For cyclists, the marked trail follows a sealed main highway for part of this section.
  • For approximately 3.5km between Port Vincent & Devil Gully (just to the south of Port Vincent), and again to Beach Hut for 2km, cyclists will follow St Vincent Highway.  Please take care and be aware of traffic including B-double trucks.

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.