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Noarlunga and Southern Adelaide Beaches, 9th November 2014

The southern beaches of Adelaide feature spectacular views over colourful sandston cliffs and a wide variety of birdlife. The area is popular with surfers, windboarders and parasailers, while fishing enthusiasts come for the plentiful tommy ruffs, redfin and whiting found in these waters.
Seaford Looking South

Seaford Looking South

View from the top of the Seaford cliff, looking south along the beach

Seaford Looking North

Seaford Looking North

View from the top of the Seaford cliff, looking north along the beach

On Seaford Beach Looking South

On Seaford Beach Looking South

Down on Seaford Beach, looking south along the strand.

On Seaford Beach Looking North

On Seaford Beach Looking North

Down on Seaford Beach, looking north along the strand.

Surfers at Seaford

Surfers at Seaford

Surfers catch some waves at Seaford Beach.

Wipeout!

Wipeout!

A surfer at Seaford Beach wipes out on a broken wave while his buddy heads out for the next one.

Fleurieu Peninsula from Seaford Beach

Fleurieu Peninsula from Seaford Beach

Zoomed-in view of the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Sellicks Beach as seen from Seaford Beach.

Sailboarders At Seaford

Sailboarders At Seaford

Sailboarders catch waves in the distance at Seaford Beach.

Two Sailboarders Ride The Wind

Two Sailboarders Ride The Wind

Two sailboarders catching wind and waves at Seaford Beach.

Sailboarder 1

Sailboarder 1

Zoomed-in view of a sailboarder at Seaford Beach

Sailboarder 2

Sailboarder 2

Zoomed-in view of a sailboarder at Seaford Beach

Sailboarder 3

Sailboarder 3

Zoomed-in view of a sailboarder at Seaford Beach

Parasailer at Noarlunga

Parasailer at Noarlunga

A Parasailer catches the breeze at Noarlunga.

Parasailer Closeup

Parasailer Closeup

Closeup view of a parasailer at Noarlunga.

Parasailer Picks Up Speed

Parasailer Picks Up Speed

A parasailer catches the wind and speeds along the waves at Noarlunga

Sandstone Terraces At Noarlunga

Sandstone Terraces At Noarlunga

Sandstone terraces eroded from strata by wave action at Noarlunga.

Sandstone Cliffs At Noarlunga

Sandstone Cliffs At Noarlunga

Colourful sandstone cliffs line the foreshore at Noarlunga.

The Tide Rolls In

The Tide Rolls In

The tide starts coming in, covering the sand and reaching the sandstone terraces at Noarlunga

The Noarlunga Forshore

The Noarlunga Forshore

Looking north along the Noarlunga shoreline.

Breaking On The Rocks 1

Breaking On The Rocks 1

Waves break against the shore rocks at Noarlunga

View Across Noarlunga Bay

View Across Noarlunga Bay

The incoming tide rises against the rocks at Noarlung.

Great Egret

Great Egret

A Great Egret wades along the bank of the Onkaparinga looking for frogs and small fish

Breaking On The Rocks 2

Breaking On The Rocks 2

Waves break against the shore rocks at Noarlunga

North Along The Noarlunga Strand

North Along The Noarlunga Strand

View looking north along the strand at Noarlunga

Aloe Vera And Saltbush At Noarlunga

Aloe Vera And Saltbush At Noarlunga

Aloe Vera bushes jostle for space with saltbush and grasses atop the cliffs south of Noarlunga

Noarlunga From The Clifftops 1

Noarlunga From The Clifftops 1

View across Noarlunga Bay towards the town from the top of the sandstone cliffs

South Along The Noarlunga Strand

South Along The Noarlunga Strand

View looking south along the strand at Noarlunga

Noarlunga From The Clifftops 2

Noarlunga From The Clifftops 2

View across Noarlunga Bay towards the town from the top of the sandstone cliffs

Onkaparinga Ralway Viaduct

Onkaparinga Ralway Viaduct

The recently completed Onkaparinga Viaduct carries the extended southern railway line over the Onkaparinga to Seaford

Onkaparinga River Estuary

Onkaparinga River Estuary

The Onkaparinga River, one of Adelaide's major rivers, flows into the sea at Noarlunga

The Sea Roughens Towards Sunset

The Sea Roughens Towards Sunset

As the sun sets at Noarlunga, the evening breeze picks up, making the waves larger

Sun On The Waves At Noarlunga

Sun On The Waves At Noarlunga

Sunlight gleams on the waves at Noarlunga beach

Footbrige Over The Onkaparinga

Footbrige Over The Onkaparinga

Looking along the wooden footbridge that crosses the Onkaparinga estuary at Noarlunga

White-Faced Heron At Noarlunga

White-Faced Heron At Noarlunga

A White-faced Heron struts over the sandbanks looking for frogs at the Onkaparinga estuary at Noarlunga

The Noarlunga Strand

The Noarlunga Strand

View looking north along the strand at Noarlunga

Onkaparinga Viaduct Western Side

Onkaparinga Viaduct Western Side

Close up view of the Onkaparinga Viaduct from the western side

Upriver From The Onkaparinga Footbridge

Upriver From The Onkaparinga Footbridge

View looking upriver from the Onkaparinga estuary footbridge

Downriver From The Onkaparinga Footbridge

Downriver From The Onkaparinga Footbridge

View looking downriver from the Onkaparinga estuary footbridge

Onkaparinga Estuary Boardwalk

Onkaparinga Estuary Boardwalk

A boardwalk crosses the dunes between the Onkaparinga estuary and the Noarlunga beach, protecting the delicate dune habitat from damage by beachgoers

Sunset Over Noarlunga Jetty 1

Sunset Over Noarlunga Jetty 1

The Noarlunga Jetty points towards the setting sun

Seafoam At Noarlunga

Seafoam At Noarlunga

Foamy water rushes up the beach at Noarlunga

Onkaparinga River And Wetlands

Onkaparinga River And Wetlands

The Onkaparinga River winds seaward through expansive wetlands populated with mangroves and diverse birdlife

Noarlunga Jetty

Noarlunga Jetty

The Noarlunga jetty stretches into the distance towards the Noarlunga Reef

Sunset Shadows

Sunset Shadows

The Noarlunga jetty casts long shadows over the sand as the sun sets behind it

South From The Noarlunga Jetty

South From The Noarlunga Jetty

View looking south towards the Onkaparinga estuary from the Noarlunga jetty

Noarlunga Reef Looking North

Noarlunga Reef Looking North

View over the Noarlunga Reef from the jetty, looking north

North From The Noarlunga Jetty

North From The Noarlunga Jetty

View looking north towards the Christies headland from the Noarlunga jetty

Noarlunga Reef Looking South

Noarlunga Reef Looking South

View over the Noarlunga Reef from the jetty, looking south

End Of Noarlunga Jetty

End Of Noarlunga Jetty

View towards the shore from the end of the Noarlunga jetty

Under The Noarlunga Jetty 1

Under The Noarlunga Jetty 1

Shadows lengthen towards evening under the Noarlunga Jetty

Onkaparinga Viaduct Eastern Side

Onkaparinga Viaduct Eastern Side

Close up view of the Onkaparinga Viaduct from the eastern side

Sunlight Behind Gum Tree

Sunlight Behind Gum Tree

Sunlight filters through a gum tree in the Onkaparinga Wetlands

Noarlunga Beach Looking South

Noarlunga Beach Looking South

Evening sunshine lights up the beach at Noarlunga in this view looking south from the Noarlunga jetty

4000 Class Train Speeds Over Onkaparinga Viaduct

4000 Class Train Speeds Over Onkaparinga Viaduct

One of Adelaide's new 4000 class electric trains crosses the Onkaparinga Viaduct on its way to Seaford

Onkaparinga Wetlands Looking East

Onkaparinga Wetlands Looking East

View over the Onkaparinga River and its estuarine wetlands, looking east

Onkaparinga Wetlands Looking West

Onkaparinga Wetlands Looking West

View over the Onkaparinga River and its estuarine wetlands, looking west

Golden Sands At Sunset

Golden Sands At Sunset

Sunset casts a golden light over the sands of Noarlunga beach

Under The Noarlunga Jetty 2

Under The Noarlunga Jetty 2

Shadows under the Noarlunga jetty deepen in the sunset

Sunset Behind The Jetty

Sunset Behind The Jetty

The last light of sunset gleams through the piles of the Noarlunga Jetty

Sunset over Noarlunga Jetty 2

Sunset over Noarlunga Jetty 2

The Noarlunga jetty points towards the last light of the setting sun

Sun Half Gone

Sun Half Gone

The last half of the sun peeps above the waves at Noarlunga

Noarlunga Jetty In The Afterglow

Noarlunga Jetty In The Afterglow

The Noarlunga jetty reaches into the sea in the afterglow of sunset

Seaford And Noralunga Route Map

Seaford And Noralunga Route Map

Aerial view of Seaford and Noarlunga showing the route I followed while taking the preceding photographs

  

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