Situated on the western side of Yorke Peninsula, with the Spencer Gulf lapping its shores; Port Rickaby lies in a clearing between long coastal sand dunes. A shallow bay guarded by north and south reefs creates a sheltered, sandy swimming beach ideal for family holidays.
Fishing opportunities from the jetty, boat or beach attracts fishers of all ages, with boat ramp facilities allowing beach launching for small or medium sized boats. A local kiosk is well stocked, offering takeaway meals, fuel, ice and general supplies.
Port Rickaby was once a busy grain port, visited by ketches and steamships. Large wheat stacks dominated the land, now occupied by the caravan park.
The jetty was once three times its current length, with up to nine ketches moored at the same time. The names of some of the ketches and steamships that frequented these waters are now used as local street names, for example: Falie, Waimana and Coringle.
Port Rickaby Australia