Immediate area

  • Tidal Beach, suitable for swimming during high tide (1 metre depth).
  • Sealed boat ramp
  • Crabbing and fishing: Catching 'blue swimmer crabs'. Any month containing 'R' is suitable with the best catches from February to April. The ever reliable tommy ruffs and mullet are plentiful. Garfish, squid and the prized King George Whiting are also found in this area.
  • Ardrossan (9 kms North): includes 7-day supermarket, 2 hotels, hospital with accident and emergency facilities, service station, golf course, tennis courts, ATM, bakery, police station and Ardrossan Museum.
  • Ardrossan Lookout: A man-made hill just south of the town provides spectacular views over Gulf St Vincent.
  • Walking Trails: including cliff top and shoreline rambles, unique geology trails, a wonderful array of birdlife and wildlife, history and heritage trails.
  • Port Vincent Hotel: offering dining room with beautiful sea views, (approximately 20 minute drive).

Surrounding area


Barley Stacks Wines, premium wines of Yorke Peninsula, situated 13.6kms south of Maitland on the Minlaton-Maitland Rd, Open 7 days, 10am to 5pm, except Christmas Day & Good Friday, phone (08) 8834 1258.


Renowned for its spectacular diving with easy access for all levels of experience. Expect to see marine life including big-bellied seahorses, Port Jackson sharks, leafy sea dragons, cuttlefish, a variety of fish and colourful corals. Edithburgh, situated atop of cliffs overlooking Troubridge Island, is a delightful holiday destination just 93kms from James Well. The town is known as being an excellent location for the keen fishermen with mullet, yellow fin, whiting and larger fish. Fishing is available off jetties and beaches - try Sultana Point Beach, great for those with kids - and boat with an all weather boat ramp. Edithburgh is the perfect place to take a day trip, with great swimming beaches and a tidal swimming pool with a shallow area for kids. The sandy beaches are perfect for fishing, swimming, scuba diving or snorkelling and sail boarding. A short drive from Edithburgh, south-east along Sheoak Beach Road, is the Wattle Point Wind Farm. A newly constructed viewing area allows visitors to stand right underneath one of these amazing 68m high structures and learn about how they capture nature's renewable resource.


Situated on the pristine waters of Oyster Bay in Gulf St Vincent against a background of Norfolk Pines, Stansbury is a popular holiday and tourist destination for families, fishing or just relaxing the hours away. Located on Yorke Peninsula, a pleasant easy 1 hour drive from James Well; Oyster farms and limestone are some of the major industries of today found at Stansbury. The development of oyster farms now supplying fresh locally produced oysters is another popular attraction, as are the many beautiful older buildings and fence lines constructed of limestone due to the large deposits of this stone found under the top layer of soil and rock. Three coastal walking trails and a historic walk of Stansbury identifying important sites. A 5km coastal walking trail from the jetty south to Pitts Cutting has fantastic scenery and wildlife - dolphins, pelicans and black swans can often be seen. Stansbury Museum, incorporating the history of the town displays a recently acquired Shell collection.

Marion Bay

(1.5 hours drive) including Innes National Park: Spectacular scenery, heritage walks, coastal walks, bird watching, unique flora and fauna, camping, bush walking, surfing, fishing, diving or just relaxing on secluded footprint free beaches, Yorke Peninsula's National Parks have it all! Innes National Park - one of South Australia's most popular national parks, Innes offers eye catching beauty combined with unique history, flora and fauna to make it a destination not to be missed.

Copper Coast

including Kadina, Wallaroo, Moonta and Port Hughes

Catch of the day

  • blue swimmer crabs
  • tommy ruffs
  • garfish
  • squid
  • King George Whiting
perfect base for day trips to anywhere on the Yorke Peninsula
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