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Situated on top of imposing coastal cliffs of red clay, and an easy 90 minute drive from Adelaide, Ardrossan is a thriving seaport and centre for agriculture. Spectacular scenery from a cliff top lookout, an abundance of blue swimmer crabs, great fishing, shipwrecks and an interesting history make this a great spot to while away relaxing days. Ardrossan is a popular location for Adelaide residents on weekends. The beach is safe for swimming and the views of the majestic brick-red clay cliffs are particularly stunning at sunrise. 

Being at a site formerly known as Clay Gully or Parara, after a deep gully leading to its red clay coastal cliffs, the surveyed town of Ardrossan was named by Governor Fergusson after the Ardrossan seaport in Scotland which shared similar geography - 'ard' a height, and 'ros' prominent rock or headland.

A jetty was constructed in 1878 to accommodate the steamships and windjammers used to ship grain. Today this is known as the fisherman's jetty and forms a major attraction for anglers.

Ardrossan visitor information outlet can provide information on the local area, as well as maps and brochures.

           Jetty Ardrossan

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        Red Cliffs Ardrossan

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