Flour Cask Bay

Kangaroo Island

Down a well-maintained dirt road south of American River, this remote beach is just the spot for a little soul-searching, a breezy paddle in the brine or just a chestful of fresh ocean air. It's a short scramble through the dunes from the end of Old Salt Lake Rd. Chances are, the only footprints on the sand will be yours.

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Nearby Kangaroo Island attractions

1. US Schooner Independence

7.73 MILES

In a big tin boatshed near the American River jetty, the timber ribs of the new US Schooner Independence are slowly starting to resemble a hull. A…

2. Clifford's Honey Farm

7.95 MILES

It's worth swimming the Backstairs Passage for the honey ice cream (sourced from rare Ligurian bees) at this charming, uncommercial farm, which is a bit…

3. Island Beach

8.29 MILES

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.

4. Emu Ridge Farm Eucalyptus Distillery

10.03 MILES

A detour off Hog Bay or Birchmore roads takes you past this self-sufficient operation (all solar-, steam- and wind-powered) extracting eucalyptus oil from…

5. Browns Beach

10.98 MILES

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

6. Kangaroo Island Spirits

15.85 MILES

One of SA's original gin distillers (there are now more than 20!), this fiesty little moonshiner makes small-batch gin with KI native juniper berries,…

7. Island Beehive

15.92 MILES

Runs 20-minute factory tours where you can study up on passive, hard-working Ligurian bees and bee-keeping, then stock up on by-products (bee-products?)…

8. Islander Estate Vineyards

15.92 MILES

Started by a renegade Frenchman in 2000, Islander Estate is now a veteran in the KI wine scene, bottling-up un-oaked chardonnay, shiraz and a very fruity…