Cape Elizabeth, Yorke Peninsula

Cape Elizabeth, Yorke Peninsula

Discovering Cape Elizabeth: A Hidden Gem on the Yorke Peninsula

By Hayden Ashton

 

Welcome to Cape Elizabeth, a stunning free camp on the Yorke Peninsula. We’ve parked our caravans right behind us, and just take a look at that ocean view. The high tide has lifted our spirits, and I’m excited to share this epic spot with you.

We stumbled upon Cape Elizabeth through a bit of luck and curiosity. It had no reviews or comments on WikiCamps, but we decided to give it a shot. Often, the best places are those hidden gems that few people visit, and this spot fits that bill perfectly.

 

 

 The Journey to Cape Elizabeth

 

Getting here is part of the adventure. The road is about 20 kilometres of corrugated potholes—not overly extreme, but it does require some patience. Even our mates, who have an on-road caravan, managed it without any trouble. We just let our tyre pressures down to soften the bumps, and off we went.

 

There’s no soft sand to worry about, but you need to be prepared for a slow, bumpy ride. It’s about a 40-minute drive from Moonta Bay on the western side of the Yorke Peninsula. The journey might be a bit rough, but trust me, it’s worth it.

 

 

 A Day at Cape Elizabeth

 

We arrived on a beautiful day, and the weather was perfect. Although there was some seaweed on the beach from recent bad weather, the little bay and headland were gorgeous. The water is shallow, making it a great spot for kids to play, even if it was a bit chilly for a swim that day.

 

Low tide reveals a few rock pools teeming with sea life. It’s a tranquil place to explore, relax, and take in the natural beauty. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some interesting marine life!

 

 

 Tackling the Sand Dunes

 

Behind Cape Elizabeth are some sand dunes that we decided to tackle with the truck. It was my first time trying this with no one around, so I didn’t go too crazy. But it was interesting to see how the EFS suspension handled it. These trucks come with pretty rough suspension, but the EFS MRP 2.5 handled the dunes really well.

 

 

 Campfire Cooking and Sunset Views

 

We’ve got the camp oven on and are making the most of the last few days before the fire bans kick in. My mates Richie and Zoe and I are planning a delicious camp oven curry. The sunset behind us makes for a perfect backdrop—there’s nothing better than enjoying a meal with good friends in such a stunning location.

 

 Final Thoughts

 

Cape Elizabeth is a hidden gem worth the journey. It’s a bit off the beaten path, but that’s what makes it special. Whether you’re exploring the rock pools, tackling the sand dunes, or just soaking in the sunset, this place has a unique charm.

 

If you’re up for an adventure and ready to discover one of the Yorke Peninsula’s best-kept secrets, Cape Elizabeth should be on your list. Enjoy your travels, and as always, stay Adventure Ready!