Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula attractions

Monument in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Frenchman's Rock

When intrepid French explorer Nicholas Baudin surveyed the KI coast in 1803, he came ashore at what's now Penneshaw for a look around. He left his mark: under a white concrete dome on the shoreline is a replica of K…
Market in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Kangaroo Island Farmers Market

Baked goods, chutneys, seafood, olive oil, honey, eggs, cheese, yoghurt, and of course wine and dodgy buskers (including, once, a certain Lonely Planet writer who shall remain unnamed). SeaLink offers dedicated pass…
Lighthouse in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Cape Willoughby Lightstation

About 28km southeast of Penneshaw (unsealed road) on a treeless headland, this tidy white turret started shining out in 1852 (SA's first lighthouse) and is now used as a weather station. Inside is lots of shipwreck …
Museum in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Penneshaw Maritime & Folk Museum

Inside a 1922 stone school house, this salty museum displays artefacts from local shipwrecks and early white settlement (check out those girthsome millstones!), plus endearingly geeky models of Flinders' Investigato…
Beach in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Browns Beach

A lovely protected beach, around 14km southwest of Penneshaw en route to American River and Kingscote. Good for a quick dip.
Beach in Penneshaw & Dudley Peninsula

Island Beach

Loong beach between Penneshaw and American River, backed by rows of fancy beach houses. Go for a wander and see what's washed in on the tide.