The township of Streaky Bay, situated on Western Eyre Peninsula is the main service centre and is located 720 kilometres by road from Adelaide. The Streaky Bay District, with a population of 1,200 people, is the fifth largest town on Eyre Peninsula (after Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Ceduna and Tumby Bay).
The district covers an area of 6,251.1 square kilometres with an estimated district population of 2,181 people, serving an agricultural district based on farming wheat and other cereal crops supplemented by fishing and tourism industries.
Streaky Bay township and the adjacent coastal areas are involved in significant change and exciting development proposals, including the aquaculture industry and the prospect of new housing allotments adjoining the Streaky Bay township and overlooking the Western side of the Bay. The viability of gypsum export facility and mine is also being investigated which will add to the economic and employment growth of the region.
With 366.15 kilometres of the most spectacular coastline on the Great Australian Bight, it’s a beautiful place to live, especially if you love secluded beaches or love to fish!
The township, which is situated on the southern point of Blancheport, has developed markedly and has many established services and facilities.
2 x Supermarkets : IGA / Reddings
2 x Fashion Stores : Streaky Surf and Style & Orlante
2 x cafes Bayfunktion, Pelican Cafe @ the caravan park
Brand new Sport Complex : Football, Bowls, Cricket, Netball
Nearest Airports to Streaky Bay
Located 1 hour from Ceduna. Ceduna has the closet airport which is operated by Rex airlines.
3 hours from Port Lincoln the largest town on the EP. Qantaslink and Rex airlines operates out of there.
TOWNS IN THE DISTRICT
As well as the district’s focal town, Streaky Bay, the district covers a number of smaller towns including:
Baird Bay a small fishing village located 50km south of Streaky Bay. Situated on the shallow western arm of Anxious Bay, a sheltered inlet lined by cliffs and beaches, the entrance to the long and narrow bay is protected by Jones Island and limestone reefs. There are limited facilities at Baird Bay. The town consists mainly of holiday shacks and a very small permanent population. A small camping ground is located on the left hand side as you come into Baird Bay, offering low-key basic amenities – toilet, BBQ and shelter.
Eba Anchorage 18 klms north of Streaky Bay, small quiet settlement, popular destination to launch boats.
Sceale Bay just 32klms south of Streaky Bay, lies Sceale Bay (pronounced Scale). A popular fishing and recreational destination for ‘locals’ and visitors alike it has a permanent population of about 40 people (and increasing). Over the summer months and school holidays, the population can easily triple. Sceale Bay boasts many magnificent secluded beaches for fishing and swimming. Surfers Beach is a very popular swimming beach in the summer months. With no rips and quite shallow, it is a great place for kids to swim, surf and play safely. Facilities at Sceale Bay include – Toilets, covered shelter, as well as a concrete boat ramp.
Perlubie Landing is coastal area 20 km from the township of Streaky Bay. Although a remote area, it has a small settlement with beautiful views. A popular beach with locals and tourists. Facilities include toilet block and shelters on the beach.
Poochera the small town is situated approximately 60 kilometres northeast of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Highway. It is a strategic grain receival centre for the farmers in the area whose main products are grain and livestock. Petrol Station, Sports Oval- Bowling Greens,Golf Course, Park
Wirrulla Situated on the Eyre Highway, 60 kilometers north east of Streaky Bay on the Eyre Peninsula it provides the western gateway to the Gawler Ranges 40kms away. Sports Oval, Bowling Greens,General Store Service station, Rural Supplies.
Haslam is a small coastal hamlet located 45km north-west of Streaky Bay. Haslam is a popular stop-off for campers / tourists making their way east or west along our highways or heading around the picturesque Eyre Peninsula.
There are a number of other sparsely populated areas in the district include Calca, Capietha, Chandada, Courela, Cungena, Emerald Rise, Fishermans Paradise,Inkster, Karcultaby, Mount Cooper, Piednippie, Smooth Pool, Witera, Yanerby and Yantanabie.
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