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Sunningdale House Pet Friendly Port Elliot

Welcome to Sunningdale House, a renovated 1800's early settlers house in the heart of Port Elliot. Sunningdale has been lovingly restored into a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom bespoke holiday retreat catering for up to 8 guests. If Sunny unavailable or your looking for an alternative, please see our other cottage Lily-May House on Airbnb

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THE LIDO | BEACH FRONT | NETFLIX | NESPRESSO

The Lido Beach House at Port Elliot. Beautiful beachfront home with spectacular sea views. Perched right above the iconic Boomer Beach, The Lido offers uninterrupted views of the coast from the Bluff to Knights Beach and the Coorong in the distance. From here you can watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks, wave to the famous Cockle Train, and marvel as pods of dolphins surf the waves below. During the winter months, the balcony becomes your very own whale-watching platform.

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Boomer Rise

Sensational spot just above Boomer Beach, with views to the Bluff and walking distance to Port Elliot

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Stay near Port Elliot's top sights

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Port Elliot Bakery44 locals recommend
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Flying Fish Restaurant & Cafe33 locals recommend
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Cockles Cafe12 locals recommend
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Thunderbird18 locals recommend
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Horseshoe Bay23 locals recommend
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Port Elliot Beach4 locals recommend

Cottages in Port Elliot

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Wayfarers Cottage
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Seafarers Lodge - seaside surf shack for couples
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Port Elliot Lakala Cottage
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Perfect Location Central Modern Cottage -Free WiFi
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Highlands House c1853
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ELANORA ROSE WITHIN CLOSE WALKING TO SHOPS, CAFE
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Port Elliot Coastal Cottage - Pet Friendly
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MILL ESTATE | Mill Cottage
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Rainbow Cottage Port Elliott
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Dreams of Azur, BEACH FRONT
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“Cisco” Restored 1960’s maisonette
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“The Bay” Cheerful 2 bedroom cottage by the sea!

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It's a good life
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❤️ Milly's @ Middleton❤️ - Pet-Friendly
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4BR Contemporary Coastal Home with Rural Outlook
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The Sandcastle Pet Friendly Free WiFi
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3BR Updated Coastal Shack in Funky Pt Elliot
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PetLet 13 - Nordic Retro Beachouse
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'At The Beach' Port Elliot SA.
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Bayreeze on Beach
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★ Chiton Cottage ★ ✔Mid-century designed Coastal Getaway ✔
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PetLet 7: Retro Groovy Pad Pt Elliot
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❤️Boomers❤️ "The Perfect Beachside Holiday House!"
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Red Cedar retreat

Houses with heating

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Cottage Castle.
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Beautiful and peaceful beach house 500m to beach.
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Holiday on Hayward - Whale Watch all day long !
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Basham’s View @ The Point
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Schmooze on Inn - Pt Elliot
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Bob's Place - Beach views for miles around!
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The Shack Port Elliot
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Entire 3BR House - Trigg Street - Port Elliot
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Chiton Breeze Stylish Family Beach House, Kid Zone
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The Beach House - Port Elliot
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Paradiso Cottage
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3BR Contemporary Home with Sea Views

Your guide to Port Elliot

All About Port Elliot

Nestled between Victor Harbour and Middleton on South Australia’s beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula is Port Elliot, a picturesque coastal town just over 80 kilometres from Adelaide. Port Elliot began life in the 1850s as a shipping port, but today it’s a relaxing seaside getaway with golden sands, pristine waters, postcard worthy jetties perfect for long strolls, historic sandstone buildings, and scenic walks and lookouts. The town also boasts a collection of quaint antique stores and fashionable beachy boutiques as well as cafes serving up fresh local produce.

When it comes to beaches, you are spoilt for choice here. The most famous is Port Elliot’s main beach — offering ideal conditions for swimming, surfing, and kayaking. For calmer waters, head to sheltered Horseshoe Bay, perfect for families and less experienced swimmers. Boomer Beach is known for its giant sand dunes and distinctive surf sounds, and if you are lucky, you may even spot a dolphin or whale.


How do I get around Port Elliot?

Port Elliot is around a one-hour drive from Adelaide. Daily flights arrive at Adelaide International Airport (ADL) from all over Australia and select international destinations. From the airport there are many car rental options available. Alternatively, you could catch the bus, which departs from Adelaide Central Bus Station and takes you directly to Port Elliot. Once you arrive, the town itself is compact and easy to explore on foot, with many of the popular shops and restaurants nearby. If you are planning to visit the attractions a little farther afield, a car will be your best option. If you are feeling active you’ll find bike hire options in the town centre.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Port Elliot?

The most pleasant time to visit Port Elliot is in the spring and autumn months, when the days are sunny and the nights are mild. In October the Port Elliot Show takes place at the town's showgrounds with rides, games, exhibitions, competitions, and market stalls. Summer in Port Elliot will is especially suitable for visits to the beach. Expect long warm days and nights, perfect for enjoying all the water activities on offer. In February the Port Elliot Ocean Swim event is held at Horseshoe Bay, and the town is abuzz with music and events to coincide with the swim. Whenever you decide to visit, you’ll find an excellent range of accommodations in Port Elliot to suit all tastes and budgets.


What are the top things to do in Port Elliot?

The Strand

Wander along the Strand, Port Elliot’s main thoroughfare, full of craft shops, antique stores, modern boutiques, old historic buildings, and cafes. At the end of The Strand you will find the mighty Southern Ocean and a view of Horseshoe Bay. From here you can continue along a series of trails around the cliffs of granite, which offer spectacular views along the coastline.

The Encounter Bikeway

Hire a bike in town and take on the Encounter Bikeway, which traverses through Port Elliot, hugging the coastline. Cycle through Ratalang (Bashams Beach Reserve), a place of cultural significance for the Ngarrindjeri people, the traditional owners of the land. For spectacular ocean views, follow the bikeway to Horseshoe Bay before heading up to Freeman’s Knob. From this elevated vantage point, you can spot seals, dolphins, and even whales.

The Cockle Train

Jump aboard The Cockle Train in the centre of town and ride an authentic steam train on Australia's oldest steel-railed railway. Built in 1887, the train was named after locals who would travel by horse-drawn train to Goolwa to collect Cockles from the beach. Today you can ride the train to Middleton or Victor Harbour and take in incredible coastal cliffs views.