Things to Do in Kingston SE
A relaxing family beachside holiday, a restful stopover from Adelaide to Melbourne, or a place for some fishing and boating, there are many things to do at Kingston SE.
Stretching along the safe, calm shores of Lacepede Bay, the town of Kingston SE offers everything you need for a relaxing beachside holiday. Whether you’re into fishing, boating, sailing or just basking in the sun on a clean sandy beach, you will find a variety of things to do at Kingston SE. But it’s not just about the spectacular coastline – in town you’ll find fascinating history, delicious fare and of course, true country hospitality where everyone is welcomed.
Beautiful and serene, Kingston SE’s beaches are perfect for swimming, fishing and all types of boating. You can even drive right onto the beach for a picnic or to just look out at ocean sunsets that’ll take your breath away. You may even see dolphins and seals swimming in to enjoy the view.
Cape Jaffa Lighthouse
Originally built to sit 8 km out to sea, the 150 year-old beacon now takes pride of place on the foreshore, right next door to our caravan park – seriously, you can’t miss it. Maintained and operated by the National Trust of South Australia, and offering spectacular views from its platform, the lighthouse is open during school holidays and by appointment.
The Sundial of Human Involvement
Blending ancient and modern knowledge, the ‘analemmic’ sundial uses your body to tell the time. Located on a small island next to Apex Park, the sundial consists of a series of granite hour-markers upon which your shadow is cast from a central analemma (a solar chart) telling you the time of day. Also look out for the fish, animal and wave sculptures around the sundial and the town.
With its heritage of shipping, agriculture, fishing and commerce, Kingston SE is brimming with historical sites and fascinating buildings, each with a story to tell. Pick up a self-guided heritage walk map from the Kiosk or at the Visitor Information Centre in town and discover the secrets of Kingston.
Larry the Lobster
You can’t leave Kingston SE without saying hello to Larry – our beloved, 17-meter tall tribute to the world-class seafood that comes fresh from our pristine waters every day.
Eating, Drinking and Shopping
As you’d expect from a town surrounded by fresh produce and great wine, Kingston SE has everything you need to satisfy your tastebuds. From local gourmet food, including country bakers, fishmongers and butchers, to cafes, supermarkets, historic pubs and relaxed restaurants, your every need (and meal) is catered for at Kingston SE.
Fishing and Activities
Spend the day fishing or wine-tasting, playing a round of golf or exploring the region – it’s all possible from your base in Kingston. Enquire at the caravan park Kiosk or the Visitor Information Centre in town and we can put you in touch with local fishing charters, wineries and tour guides.