Maslin Beach, South Australia

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Maslin Beach
AdelaideSouth Australia
Maslin-Beach-1264.jpg
Maslin Beach recreation reserve, viewed from the north, from the outskirts of the town of the same name
Population 1,066 (2006 Census)[1]
1,012 (2001 Census)[2]
Postcode(s) 5170[3]
Location 35 km (22 mi) SW of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA(s) City of Onkaparinga
State electorate(s) Kaurna (2011)[4]
Federal Division(s) Kingston (2011)[5]
Suburbs around Maslin Beach:
Moana Seaford Rise McLaren Vale
Gulf St Vincent Maslin Beach Tatachilla
Port Willunga Aldinga Aldinga
Agricultural area in Maslin Beach

Maslin Beach is a southern coastal suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Onkaparinga.

The name refers to the town of Maslin Beach, the beach after which it was named and the suburb which contains both. In this article, the name shall be taken to refer to the suburb, unless stated otherwise.

Geography[edit]

Maslin Beach is located between Main South Road, which forms the suburbs eastern boundary, and Gulf St Vincent.[6]

Demographics[edit]

The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,066 persons in Maslin Beach on census night. Of these, 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (68.8%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (15.8%) and New Zealand (2.2%).[1]

The age distribution of Maslin Beach residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 71.7% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.3% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]

Community[edit]

Local newspapers include The Times and On The Coast.[7]

On 18 April 2012, a 14-year old boy from Aldinga died after falling 50 metres off a cliff at Maslin Beach[8]

Facilities and attractions[edit]

The most well-known attraction in the suburb is the beach of Maslin Beach. Also known as Maslin's Beach or, simply, Maslin's, the beach is the site of a cliff-lined recreation reserve stretching from Maslin Beach town in the north to Blanche Point in the south.

In 1975, the southern half of the beach was declared Australia's first official nude beach.[9] The beach is almost 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) long, so the area reserved for nude bathing is away from other beach users.

The Maslin Beach Nude Olympics are held annually, consisting of informal competitions such as three-legged races and the judging of "best bum".[10]

Parks[edit]

there are 3 parks in maslin beach one at the top of the stairs one on beachway ave and one on parkway ave located next to the town hall.

Transportation[edit]

Roads[edit]

Maslin Beach is serviced by Main South Road, connecting the suburb to both Adelaide city centre and the Fleurieu Peninsula.[6]

Public transport[edit]

Maslin Beach is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[11]

Notable residents[edit]

Andy Brockenbrow (artist)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Maslin Beach (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Maslin Beach (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Maslin Beach, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Postcodes-Australia.com. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Find my electorate". Australian Electoral Commission. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  6. ^ a b Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  7. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Newspapers.com.au. Australia G'day. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  8. ^ Thomas Conlin (19 April 2012). "Teen dies after falling off cliff at Maslin Beach". AdelaideNow.com.au. The Advertiser (Adelaide). Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "Page on SA Memory Website". Government of South Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "About Maslin Beach". Maslin Beach Community Association official website. MBCA. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  11. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°13′23″S 138°28′48″E / 35.223°S 138.480°E / -35.223; 138.480