Basham Beach Reserve


Basham Beach Conservation Park is a large park which links Middleton and Port Elliot along the foreshore. During the winter, the stretch of water between Middleton and Port Elliot known as Fisherman Bay can host Southern Right Whales during the migration period.

The traditional custodians of this area are the Ramindjeri/Ngarrindjeri people. These two important indigenous stories are embedded in the land and sea.

If you plan on making a day of exploring the park, there’s plenty to do and learn. There’s an outdoor classroom, restored farm buildings, an Indigenous food & medicine herbarium, an interpretive trail and a section of the Encounter Bikeway cycle path.

The interpretive trail includes a number of signs that provide information on local history, whale watching and shipwrecks.



Travel Restriction Updates

These are incredibly challenging times and it’s with heavy hearts that we won’t be accepting holidaymakers, effective as of 30th of March.  This closure is in compliance with the Local Government’s directive in restricting any non-essential travel.

The park will still accommodate people who already have the Port Elliot Holiday Park registered as their primary place of residence & those staying in caravan parks as interim accommodation where their primary residence is not available.

For any enquiries about upcoming bookings with the park please send through an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. There will be a high volume of enquiries to respond to, so we do appreciate your patience and understanding.   

We are currently taking bookings for guests arriving after the 1st of May 2020. There’s a lot of uncertainty about things at the moment but we’ll be sure to update you with more about the park and reopening when things have settled down.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during everything.