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Rapid Bay Beach

Finnis Drive, Rapid Bay, South Australia, Australia
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Always a pleasure chance to reconnect with your soul

Love Rapid Bay, it’s basic toilets only and a BBQ, there’s nothing to do other than stroll Along... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Simone M
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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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Rapid Bay's Camping Ground

Positives:- Nice grassy area to camp and a good place to try some fishing. The beach is within... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Bryn P
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“clear water” (2 reviews)
“per night” (2 reviews)
“nice beach” (4 reviews)
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Finnis Drive, Rapid Bay, South Australia, Australia
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"quarry"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love Rapid Bay, it’s basic toilets only and a BBQ, there’s nothing to do other than stroll Along the beach, walk the hill, walk along the jetty. But if it’s somewhere quiet and yet busy at the same time then this is for you. Basic...More

Thank Simone M
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Positives:- Nice grassy area to camp and a good place to try some fishing. The beach is within walking distance, although be prepared that the beach is very stoney in parts. Exploring; You will have a nice long walk to the Jetty and another long...More

1  Thank Bryn P
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Rapid Bay is very different to it’s neighbour Second Valley. We camped there this first weekend of February and it was packed. There are no powered sites, no showers and none of the facilities you would get in caravan parks. It’s like free camping but...More

1  Thank Caroline P
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Nice beach and loooong jetty. When we were there in the middle of December the beach was full of weed so no swimming. From the jetty we saw several dolphins swimming, beautiful!

Thank ReisDNA
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

easy access good parking, past the camp site sand and small pepples - easy walking nice area generally clean, clear water

Thank fluffyredfox
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Beautiful clear blue water, rustic old jetty ruin new jetty lined with colourful primary school paintings. That's about where the good things stop. The area is decimated by human interference. The remnants of a quarry and it's associated attachments are an eyesore. The beach looks...More

Thank Coyander
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

When to Rapid Bay to snorkel. Nice hot day and did some snorkeling from jetty. Water was murky and couldn't see much. Swam around some rocks for more snorkeling. Didn't see much

Thank okennedy
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Perfect spot for all sorts of water activities such as snorkeling, scuba-diving, crabbing, squidding, fishing, kayakking and swimming too. It's too bad that the old jetty is no longer in use. I believe there would be a higher success rate with squid-fishing. It has a...More

Thank coolitz
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

First time seeing silver sand, this beach is so pretty! Two caves on the north, and jetty in south. Very nice place for picnic and walk, and swimming in the right season.

Thank amiri455
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Nice beach with beautiful calm clear water. there is a cave at 1 end of the beach and a jetty at the other end. there is a un-powered camp site. nice green lawns and a electric BBQ.

1  Thank Steve642017
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