Self-Guided Beachcombing

Winter storms can wash up some great sea treasures

You can discover what lives in the ocean and adjacent to the beach by discovering and identifying these treasures.

Head out to 8 Mile Creek Beach, the Whyalla Foreshore or along the Point Lowly coastline and explore, find your treasures, use the Beach Explores Guide to identify and learn about what you have found, and return your treasure to its location. We must remember to beachcomb sustainably by leaving your treasures at the beach.

Some areas along the Whyalla coastline are within sanctuary zones which don’t allow the removal of anything from the beach or water.

You can also contribute to science and log your findings with the iNaturalist app. The app is FREE, you log your observations of species using photos. These observations are then identified and verified by experts in the iNaturalist community. Your observation becomes a scientific observation!

Download and learn more about the iNaturlist app here A Community for Naturalists · iNaturalist Australia 

When: All year round  
Where: 8 Mile Creek Beach, the Whyalla Foreshore or along the Point Lowly coastline
More Information: Pick up your guide (limited numbers available) contact the Visitor Information Centre 8645 7900

or access online here 


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Whyalla Visitor Centre, Lincoln Highway
Open: 7 days Mon–Fri 9am–4pm. 
Weekends and public holidays 10am–4pm. 
Closed: Good Friday and Christmas Day 
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