Steep coastal cliffs, old boat sheds and fascinating geological formations help make Second Valley unforgettable.
Located 91 kilometres south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Second valley is ideal as a Kangaroo Island stopover only 15 mins drive from the ferry or 20 minutes from Deep Creek Conservation Park with its spectacular scenery and bushwalks. A short drive to several stunning golf courses and plenty more to see and do.
Voted SA's best beach in 2012: 
 
"There are just some places that you go to and it has a bit of a feeling of the land time forgot," said Mr Farmer, who is a pioneer of coastal preservation and founder of the Australian Surfrider Foundation.
Second Valley is divided into two parts - the old mill on the main road and, down the valley to the sea, a tiny coastal port reminiscent of a Cornish fishing village.
 
 
"Obviously, people are looking for clean water and clean sand - that is predominantly what defines a best beach, then there are the quirky elements . . . it has a jetty and that has a lot of sex appeal for people.
"The fact that it has that iconic leafy sea dragon also makes the area very attractive and there are psychedelic colours on the rock formations."
He added: "It's one of those beaches where you can go exploring."