When the sun is shining and the winds are light, there are few nicer places on Kangaroo Island than the shores of Pennington Bay. Turquoise waters meet shimmering white sands that are completely free of development, and fisherman cast their lures in surf that rhythmically laps at the shore. The bay is a popular getaway for surfers thanks to the large, consistent waves, and occasionally dolphins will splash in the surf and are easily visible from shore.
For all of its captivating beauty, however, it’s the blissful emptiness that makes Pennington Bay a perennial visitor favorite. Stroll the length of the white sand beach and scour the shoreline for shells, or snap photos of this epic panorama of sea, sand, and sky.
Pennington Bay is located 1.5 miles off of Hog Bay Road—the main road connecting the major towns of Kingscote and Penneshaw. The road to Pennington Bay is unpaved but is accessible for most types of vehicles. The surf can often be very rough and rip currents can be strong, so it’s important to use caution when swimming, surfing, or entering the turquoise waters.