Hallett Cove is a small coastal suburb 22 km of the south of Adelaide. However it is also a rocky beach, you guess it – in the suburb of Hallett Cove, South Australia.
If you explore the walking trail along the northern cliff tops, you will notice some pretty outstanding looking rock/geological formations. They are in fact glacial pavements and serve as a record of the ice age 280 million years ago in Australia! That is just crazy. I can’t even begin to comprehend that amount of time.
There are four main entrances of the Hallett Cove Conservation Park, however we only had the time to explore the site via just one of the northern entrances.
It is a beautiful site and just fascinating to see. I definitely recommend it as a nice and relaxing outdoor activity on the weekend. We also came across several people who were treating the walking trail as a walking and a running route for their weekend fitness activity. Superb idea because the view of the ocean from the walking trail along the northern cliff was so amazing!
If you decide to get down to the water’s edge on the rocky beach itself and also climb the glacial pavements by foot then make sure you coat yourself in fly spray. There is nothing more annoying than flies on a hot day. Well minus the sun that is. Ye… the summer heat does not bring out the best in me.