Venus Bay is a picturesque and small seaside holiday town, which sits on a narrow peninsula overlooking Venus Bay and its islands. It is quiet, peaceful and friendly. Its tranquil, sheltered waters provide a mecca for small boat and jetty fisherman, as well as those water-skiing, swimming, canoeing or sailing. The town lookout offers breathtaking views of towering cliffs and booming surf, rolling in from the Great Australian Bight. Keen board riders can also view surf conditions of nearby surf beaches from here.
Venus Bay offers a variety of facilities by way of bed and breakfast, houseboat hire, holiday units, caravan park, post office, licensed general store, fuel and gas, fish-scaling bay, boat-launching facilities, playground, public toilets, safe swimming beach with shade, public phones, visitor information and boat hire. A nine-hole golf course is located nearby, halfway between Port Kenny and Venus Bay.
The town jetty boasts good fishing all year-round for the keen fisherman and is lit up at night for the even keener fisherman.
Walk the South Head Walking Trail at Venus Bay, where you may see pods of dolphins surfing and frolicking through the waves at the bay’s entrance. You may also spot Australian sea lions and sea eagles. From May to October, this is a great viewing spot to see Southern Right Whales, as they migrate to the Great Australian Bight.
The Needle Eye Lookout offers spectacular vistas of natural rock formations, rugged cliffs and breathtaking views of the coastline. Feel the fresh Southern Ocean breeze while standing at lookouts over the best views the Great Australian Bight and Eyre Peninsula has to offer.
You might even stumble across some 100,000 year old fossil cocoons locally known as clogs. The weevils that lived in the cocoons (Leptoptus duponti) once habitated this area.
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