Port Vincent, South Australia

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Port Vincent
South Australia
Looking towards the beach at Port Vincent
Port Vincent is located in South Australia
Port Vincent
Port Vincent
Coordinates 34°46′0″S 137°51′0″E / 34.76667°S 137.85000°E / -34.76667; 137.85000Coordinates: 34°46′0″S 137°51′0″E / 34.76667°S 137.85000°E / -34.76667; 137.85000
Population 472 (2006 Census)[1]
Established 1877
Postcode(s) 5581
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Location 194 km (121 mi) from Adelaide
LGA(s) Yorke Peninsula Council
State electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Grey
Localities around Port Vincent:
Curramulka Ardrossan Gulf St Vincent
Minlaton Port Vincent Gulf St Vincent
Yorketown Stansbury, Gulf St Vincent

Port Vincent is a small town on the east coast of Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, 194 km from Adelaide by road. At the 2006 census, Port Vincent had a population of 472.[1]

The Narungga Aborigines inhabited the area prior to white settlement. The town was laid out by Adelaide solicitor L.M. Cullen in 1877, originally known as Surveyor's Point.

In its early days it was a port exporting wheat, barley wool and mallee stumps ( firewood ). A seaside holiday destination for many years, recently it has been the site of a marina development. Port Vincent was named "Australia's Tidiest Town" in 2004. It has very active volunteer organisations including the CFS, Coast Guard, Tidy Towns etc.

In 2003/04 a large marina was constructed in Port Vincent. The marina took up an area of beach which angered some locals. Port Vincent can also cater for schools on camp. The town has grown in size over the last few years with the release of land for housing. There is a proposed 'next stage', which will include over 100 domestic building blocks & a possible retirement village, however this is only a proposal at this stage. 2011 saw Port Vincent win the States 'Cleanest Beach' Award & went onto the National Judging where it won several more awards.

Port Vincent is a beautiful place with lots of things to do. There are lots of places to eat and shop. VAC swim

Operates there in the summer holidays.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Port Vincent (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 

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