About the Walking Trail
The Government of SA and six local councils have been working on a scheme to create a Coast Park, sometimes called the Coast Park Trail, – a 70km walking and cycling path along the metropolitan Adelaide coastline, from North Haven through to Sellicks Beach. It has been progressively developed since 1992.
The Park will include, as far as possible, a continuous two-way pathway or trail for walkers and cyclists along the coastal foreshore.
- North Haven to Semaphore: 7.2km
- Semaphore to Grange: 7.6km
- Grange to Henley Square: 2.0km
- Henley Square to Glenelg: 7.5km
- Glenelg to Brighton: 4.2km
- Brighton to Hallett Cove: 8.8km (dogs not permitted in the Hallett Cove Conservation Park)
- Hallett Cove to northern boundary of Port Stanvac: 2.5km
- (not accessible: northern boundary of Port Stanvac to southern boundary of Port Stanvac: 3.0km)
- Southern boundary of Port Stanvac to Port Noarlunga: 3.6km
- Port Noarlunga to Moana: 6.5km
- Moana to Maslin Beach: 4.3km
- Maslin Beach to Willunga: 4.1km
- Willunga to Sellicks Beach: 9.1km
The vision for the trail is continuous two-way shared pathway. However, there are some missing sections and sections where a wider pathway are yet to be completed:
- The section between Semaphore Park and Grange are rough, unmade or don’t yet exist.
- The section between Marino and Hallett Cove can be steeping, and include numerous sets of stairs.
- From Hallett Cove, the trail connecting to the Kauwi Interpretive Walking Trail has not been developed. It is rough but easy enough for walkers to follow, but not suitable for prams or wheelchairs.
- South of the Kauwi Interpretive Walking Trail (around Port Stanvac) the trail has not been developed (there is no access to the foreshore). The trail southwards resumes at O’Sullivan Beach.
- Sections around Port Noarlunga (south of the Esplanade) are on the beach or sand tracks, although it is possible to walk along the road – Saltfleet Street, A15, Weatherald Terrace (incline). The trail resumes on the Esplanade.
- The section between Seaford and northern Moana (Moana Sands Conservation Park) is along sand, or roadside footpaths.
- The sections between southern Moana and Port Willunga (near the Star of Greece) is also rough or doesn’t exist. It may be easy enough for walkers to follow but not suitable for prams or wheelchairs.