Marion Bay

Marion Bay Jetty

Marion Bay Yorke Peninsula – SA Short Holidays

Marion Bay South Australia is a favourite for weekend getaways, SA short holidays and short breaks; located on the boundary of Innes National Park, which occupies just a little over 9100 hectares of the south western tip of Yorke Peninsula South Australia.

Marion Bay has a small residential population of approximately 150; which grows to about a thousand during holiday seasons. The beaches on Marion Bay South Australia offer the best of both worlds; a sheltered swimming beach, popular with families and a surf beach on the other side. Fishing is available for everyone; there are boat fishing charters, jetty fishing from Marion Bay Jetty, beach fishing, rock and surf fishing. Fishing is just one of the reasons people looking for Yorke Peninsula accommodation stay at Marion Bay Holiday Villas, just ask Rex Hunt!

Yorke Peninsula is a popular holiday destination for South Australians with many beautiful beaches, national parks, lighthouses, wildlife and history making it ideal for short holidays South Australia offers you, or weekend getaways. Check out the Marion Bay weather conditions for when you plan to visit Marion Bay.

Marion Bay is the area at the southern tip of Yorke Peninsula, and is perhaps the most spectacular of all; which is why Marion Bay short breaks are so popular. It is relatively isolated, completely un spoilt, and Innes National Park is one of the world’s few remaining areas of remnant scrub land. The power of the great Southern Ocean has created stunning white sandy beaches, rocky headlands and sculptured wave cut platforms. The Marion Bay region is home to abundant bird and animal life, marine life, and flora.

Marion Bay South Australia is 280 km from Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. It is approximately three hours easy drive, with almost straight bitumen roads all the way, and you can find detailed directions to Marion Bay from your home on our website.

Marion Bay Fishing ChartersBecause Marion Bay SA has the sea on three sides the climate is very moderate. It is also an area of low rainfall, so it can be calm, warm and dry even in Winter. And if it is windy, a sheltered spot on the other side of the peninsula is only a short drive away. An ideal holiday spot all year!

Marion Bay Holiday Villas are your perfect Marion Bay accommodation base. You can enjoy some of the very best coast and bush land experiences nature can offer, enjoy boating and fishing that Marion Bay is famous for, then relax completely, in comfort and style.

Marion Bay Holiday Villas are well signposted and easy to find; you can find detailed directions to Marion Bay plus a detailed map on our website.


When planning your weekend getaways, why not consider visiting the historic and breath taking scenery at Stenhouse Bay, and the Cape Spencer Lighthouse, or include a Marion Bay fishing charter, as one of guests ‘Rex Hunt’ did! It would be one of the most memorable short holidays South Australia can offer you.


There’s lots to see & do at Marion Bay

There is a rich variety of experiences possible at Marion Bay and something for everyone. Please don’t hesitate to ask Shane, the on-site manager, for tips and advice.

  • Sightseeing: The bitumen roads around Marion Bay make it easy to move around. There are cliffs, coves, islands, lighthouses, shipwrecks, stone ruins, and salt lakes. Don’t miss the fury of the Southern Ocean in a winter storm!
  • Watersports:
    • Swimming – Marion bay has many calm sandy beaches with clear water
    • Scuba Diving – reefs, islands, wrecks, crayfish, abalone
    • Snorkelling – reefs within Innes National Park, starfish, fish, soft corals
  • Fishing:
    • Boat fishing – snapper, nannegai, morwong, whiting, snook and shark
    • Beach casting – Marion Bay is well known for mulloway, salmon, mullet, whiting, herring and garfish
    • Marion Bay Jetty – very large squid, mullet, garfish, whiting and flathead are caught year round from Marion Bay Jetty
  • Surfing: Marion Bay area is the site of state and national titles, and some of Australia’s best surfing. There are breaks for all levels of experience. For some of the most challenging, try Chinamans, Pondalowie and West Cape.
  • Wildlife, marine life, flora: Kangaroos, emus, dolphins, whales (winter), seals, crayfish, seadragons, rich variety of fish, soft corals, coastal and bush birds, wildflowers.
  • Bushwalking: Walking trails range from full day to less than one hour return. Inland walkers experience wild life, heritage ruins, mallee, wildflowers. Coast trails have beaches, grand views, dolphins, whales, birds and flowers.
  • Birdwatching: There is an abundance and diversity of birdlife at Marion Bay. Discover rare species such as the Western Whipbird, Osprey, and Mallee Fowl.
  • Photography, painting and sketching: Marion Bay is a region of grand vistas, sculptural rocks, dramatic moods of sea and sky, textural contrasts, clear light and fresh colours. There is so much to take photographs of, make sure you pack your camera!

Please feel free to discuss the current activities and special events happenning at Marion Bay with Nick and Paula; your hosts at Marion Bay Holiday Villas.

It is also worth noting that you can enjoy your holiday experience with your pets too; that’s dogs and cats, as we offer the finest pet friendly accommodation Marion Bay has.