Marion Bay, South Australia

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Marion Bay
South Australia
Jetty at Marion Bay
Marion Bay is located in South Australia
Marion Bay
Marion Bay
Coordinates 35°14′S 136°58′E / 35.233°S 136.967°E / -35.233; 136.967Coordinates: 35°14′S 136°58′E / 35.233°S 136.967°E / -35.233; 136.967
Population 241 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1872
Postcode(s) 5576
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey

Marion Bay is a small township at the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, Australia. At the 2011 census, Marion Bay had a population of 241.[1]

It is surrounded by beaches and is the gateway to the Innes National Park. The close proximity of the beach and cliffs have popularized Marion Bay as a fishing destination, with Brown Beach in the nearby Innes National Park being particularly famous among recreational fisherman as a picturesque fishing destination.

In 2008, a desalination plant was commissioned to meet the water demands of the summer tourist season. A 60 kL/d sea water reverse osmosis plant now supplies the local caravan park, residents and businesses. The plant was commissioned in response to declining bore water quality and associated problems of corrosion. The plant was designed and constructed by Osmoflo.[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census QuickStats - Marion Bay (SA) State Suburb". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Drinking water for a seaside tourism community" Osmoflo Retrieved 2014-01-07.

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