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Welcome to the Ardrossan SA website, an initiative of the Ardrossan Progress Association. Whether you are a resident, a visitor or someone considering living in this great community, we hope that we can provide you with information and encourage you to take part in a wide range of activities.

Ardrossan is a thriving town on the east coast of the Yorke Peninsula, about 150 km from Adelaide, South Australia. Population is approximately 1,300, with a wide range of age groups, employment, community and sporting clubs. It is little wonder that the town is a holiday destination for many and special place in which to live for others. Situated on top of imposing red cliffs an easy 90 minute drive from Adelaide, Ardrossan is a thriving seaport and centre for agriculture. Spectacular scenery from a cliff top lookout, an abundance of blue swimmer crabs, great fishing, shipwrecks and an interesting history make this a great spot to while away relaxing days.




Winners Announced!


2024 art display poster

Ardrossan Progress Association proudly sponsored the Ardrossan Art Display again in 2024. Our inaugural event was held in 2023 with great success. Congratulations to our 2024 Winners. A full list on our Community Page.

We're excited to announce we will be back in 2025 - Friday, 18th and Saturday, 19th April.

Please email to be added to our mailing list and follow to stay updated.

Gallery of Images of Ardrossan

Come See What Ardrossan Has to Offer




  • Fishing
  • Crabbing
  • And much more

Places to Stay

  • Caravan Parks
  • Private Rentals
  • Camping
  • Hotels / Motels


  • Ardrossan Progress Association
  • Local Community Groups
  • Sporting Clubs


  • History of the town
  • Museum
  • Visitor Information
Ardrossan Museum
Ardrossan Museum

The Ardrossan Museum is open 7 Days a week from 10am to 4pm besides Good Friday and Christmas.
Phone : (08) 8837 4195

Ardrossan Museum Facebook Page

If ‘blue swimmer crabs' are your favourite, then this is the place to be; drop a net from the jetty or rake in the shallows and you won't be disappointed. *

Ardrossan Caravan Park
Ardrossan Caravan Park

Situated only 150km from Adelaide on the western shores of Gulf St Vincent, Ardrossan is the largest and most progressive coastal township on the Yorke Peninsula. The shady and comfortable Ardrossan Caravan Park is one of the more convenient locations from which to explore this fascinating area. The park has been proudly operated by the Ardrossan Progress Association for many years.

  • Clean, spacious amenities
  • Sheltered barbecues
  • Playground
  • Crab cooking facilities. Free crab cookers available for tenants use
  • Crab rakes and tubs available for hire from the office
  • Pets allowed (*exceptions apply)

1 Park Terrace, Ardrossan *
(08) 8837 3262

Walk the Yorke
Walk the Yorke

The CH Smith Trail which is part of ‘Walk the Yorke’ follows the clifftop from Tiddy Widdy Beach to Ardrossan, offering great views of Gulf St Vincent and plenty of birdlife. This easy 3km trail has many access points and is cycle and wheelchair friendly. This trail is definitely one of the heroes along the Walk the Yorke, offering spectacular views of the red cliffs along the coastline and is particularly special at sunrise. *


An easy 90 minute drive from Adelaide on the East coast of Yorke Peninsula, Ardrossan is situated on top of imposing red cliffs providing excellent views
                    of Gulf St Vincent. Wander down the jetty at sunrise to see the amazing display of colour the cliffs turning the morning light.


Raking off the beach is a popular past time at Tiddy Widdy. You can purchase rakes from the local Hardware store in Ardrossan or rent them from Ardrossan Seafood & Schnitzels. Remember to keep to your bag limit and leave the beach as you found it.
The crab guide from the Department of Primary Industries and Regions can be found here for some tips and tricks and to make sure you are keeping it legal.

The Coffee House

The Coffee House offers quality coffee and delicious food. All items are made on site from our biscuits, muffins and slices right down to our mayonnaise.

Open 7 days a week.
Monday - Friday 7.30 - 2pm.
Saturday and Sunday 9 - 12noon.

33A First Street, Ardrossan
(08) 8837 4068

Creative Aussie t/a Hold-ups Pty Ltd
Creative Aussie t/a Hold-ups Pty Ltd

Creative Aussie designed and manufacture 3 paper holding products - Hold-ups - Organiza & Restaurant Rail.

Creative Aussie established Hold-ups in 1987.

Highlights were a trade mission with Austrade in 1994 to Osaka and 1995 to Tokyo.

The products have been sold to many major Australian companies including the food industry, defence, CFS, schools and hospitals.


No shop sales outlet in Ardrossan so please call 8837 3777 or email for product info. 

1 First Street, Ardrossan
08 8837 3777
email -

Ardrossan Hotel Motel
Ardrossan Hotel Motel

The Ardrossan Hotel Motel is ideally located on the main street close to all facilities. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, the Ardrossan Hotel Motel is a convenient base to explore surrounding places of interest and attractions. 

36 First Street, Ardrossan
(08) 8837 3008


J28 offers a great range of ladies' and men's wear, along with men's and ladies' footwear and accessories. We also stock a range of children's clothing and Manchester lines such as pillows, doonas and sheet sets. 

Happy to order in for customers. 

14A First Street, Ardrossan
0428 288 832

CORE Health & Nutrition
CORE Health & Nutrition

Core health and nutrition is a safe space for people of all ages and stages of life to experience a holistic approach to wellness. Through nutritious food, plant medicine, breathing techniques, energy healing, mindful movement and meditation, Meagan strives to help people feel awake in their energy, empowered in their thoughts, calm in their emotions and comfortable in their skin. 

8 Cane Avenue, Ardrossan
0418 820 730

Ardrossan Bowling Club
Ardrossan Bowling Club

The Ardrossan Bowling Club welcomes the public to join in activities in the club. During the summer season we have Pennants Competitions - Ladies Thursdays, Open on Saturdays. Night Owls usually commences on Thursday evenings at 7pm (social bowls) and Winter Bowls starts in late April on Thursday afternoons commencing at 1pm.

The club is open on Friday nights from 4pm for Happy Hour and teas are offered on Thursday nights during pennant season only. Many tournaments are held throughout the summer culminating in a 4 day Easter carnival. We are fortunate to have 3 greens in use.

Visitors always welcome!

Contact: Charmaine
17 Oval Terrace, Ardrossan
PO Box 99, Ardrossan SA 5571
0438 373 267

Ray White Ardrossan Yorke Peninsula

We are committed to maintaining our standards as the Yorke Peninsula's largest, most respected and community focused real estate agency providing a dynamic teams over four offices. 

Scott Bockmann - Sales Consultant
1/21 First Street, Ardrossan SA 5571
(08) 8837 4155
0427 519 628

SR Haggerty Contracting
SR Haggerty Contracting

Supply and delivery of Ardrossan Quarry Products, Bobcat Services, Yard Clean Ups. 

Same day quotes.
Prompt Service.
Fully Insured. 

Steve Haggerty
11 John Street, Ardrossan SA 5571
0429 389 002

Ardrossan Dental

Here at Ardrossan Dental, we believe everyone deserves a healthy life from a healthy smile and this philosophy extends beyond our physical location, into the community and regional areas. 

30 Fifth Street, Ardrossan  SA  5571
(08) 8837 3069


ENJO includes sustainable microfibre cleaning and skin care products. It offers eco-friendly home cleaning products and personal care that supports your daily skin care routine, while minimising your impact on the environment. 

Paula Wegener - ENJO Consultant
0437 235 662
PO Box 1252, Ardrossan SA 5571 wegener

South Australian Country Women's Association - Ardrossan Branch

Working for Women and Children of SA. Caring and sharing with action - domestic violence, fires, floods, families in need.

Caring and sharing for patients at Ardrossan Hospital.Educating children from country areas.

Contacts: President - Jan Hunt
Reporter Secretary/Treasurer - Jose Patrick
(08) 88373523
Meetings - Small Hall, First Street, Ardrossan (Room off Small Hall sign in window)

Ardrossan Craft Group

Any lady interested in any type of crafts, or just for company and coffee. 

Contact: Barbara Gray

54 East Tce, Ardrossan
(08) 88373668

Stacey Keating Fitness
Stacey Keating Fitness

A safe, non judgemental place for women to thrive through health, fitness and empowerment.

Supporting women to feel Strong, Confident and Energised.

Contact: Stacey Keating
0408 843 683

Ardrossan RSL Sub-Branch

The RSL is open Friday nights. 

Bar opens 5pm.
Meals served 6pm.
Take-away meals available. 
Meal bookings preferred.
Meetings are held first Friday of each month at 3.30pm. The RSL hold a Dawn Service and March on ANZAC Day. Also a service on Remembrance Day. The hall is available for hire for functions.
There is a pool table & dart board for entertainment. 

4 West Terrace, Ardrossan  SA  5571

Jean England - President 
Jenny Martin - Kitchen Manager

Ardrossan Antics
Ardrossan Antics

Ardrossan Antics is the town newsletter. You can learn more and grab a copy here.

Ardrossan Area School
Ardrossan Area School

Ardrossan Area School is an R-12 inclusive learning environment in which all students can achieve excellence, be creative and develop the skills necessary for their future. Our students are creative and critical thinkers who positively impact their local and global communities.

Principal: Margaret Roads

14 Second Street, Ardrossan
(08) 88373025

The Green Economy
The Green Economy

The Green Economy is 'Eco Products for Sustainable Lives'. All areas of our lives from work, school and everyday life. From gifts, bulk refills, second hand clothing and hire racks, we have it all and we like to think outside the box - so what will we do next. We also have a book exchange and community grow cart for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Owner: Emma Wake


Ardrossan Hospital Op Shop

The Ardrossan Hospital Op Shop is a volunteer organisation who raises funds for the Ardrossan Hospital. We offer a huge range of donated goods (clothing, kitchenware, crockery, glassware, entertainment items, jigsaws, DVDs, books, jewellery, manchester, craft, furniture, electrical items, tools, sporting equipment etc.

We are open from 9am - 4pm Wed-Sat. 
New volunteers are very welcome, just enquire at the shop.

22-24 First Street, Ardrossan
Contact: Raelene Row

Light Church Ardrossan
Light Church Ardrossan

Light Church Ardrossan meets Sunday at 2pm at the Uniting Church Hall, 24 Fourth Street. A family service with coffee and a children's program all are welcome. A number of mid week groups inducing youth, mums, seniors, prayer and women also run throughout the week. 

Pastor Ben Braund


Ardrossan Community and Men’s Shed (ACAMS)
Ardrossan Community and Men’s Shed (ACAMS)

The Shed has been created to provide a safe and secure place to engage men of all ages, regardless of their skills or physical abilities, to come together to learn new skills and share those that they have, to benefit themselves and the community. The Shed is a place where men can participate in personal, group and community activities, create friendships and enjoy the company and support of others that enables them to maintain their health and wellbeing.<o :p></o>

Street and Postal Address:
4 West Terrace, Ardrossan, SA, 5571
C/- Ardrossan Progress Association
PO 44, Ardrossan, SA, 8871
Contact Person: Kevin Betterman
Phone:0477 812 533

Bella Yorke Boutique

Shop women's clothing, jewellery and accessories in store at our bricks and mortar location in Ardrossan on the YP, or online 24/7. Homewares and gifts are also available. 

33 First Street, Ardrossan 5571
Contact:Dana Trenowden - Owner
Phone 08 8837 3349

Ardrossan Home Hardware
Ardrossan Home Hardware

14 First Street, Ardrossan
Jake and Rebecca Kennedy
(08) 88374233

Fifth Street Pilates

Reformer Pilates Studio - Boutique studio with 4 reformers, suitable for all ages and capabilities. Beginner classes Tuesdays. AM & PM classes Monday to Saturday.

Book via the PTMinder app

38 Fifth Street, Ardrossan
Kathryn Cameron


Civil Celebrant

Celebrating every aspect of life and love

* weddings
* funerals
* all ceremonials

Trevor Graham

Yorke Peninsula Carpets

Yorke Peninsula Carpets is a locally owned family business. We started in October 2008. We service the whole of Yorke Peninsula. We offer a free measure and quote service.

20-22 First Street, Ardrossan
Daniel and Shannon
(08) 88374100

Lyn Oster's "Hair Design"

Ladies and Men's Hairdressing

Lyn Oster (08) 88373331

Studio 71 Ardrossan

24/7 Gym and Fitness.

Treatment rooms available for hire to health aligned practitioners.

15 Fifth Street, Ardrossan

Blue Manna Waters Apartments

Self contained 3 bedroom apartments offering to a high standard of accommodation. Town centre location. Available for short and medium term stays. Book online at

L1 38 First Street, Ardrossan

Elders Real Estate Yorke Peninsula

Licensed Real Estate Agents, Property Managers and Valuers

Matt Easther (08) 88373620

Mark A Carter & Co

We sell bird seeds, dog, cat, chicken, alpaca food. Also carry a range of herbicides and insecticides.

32 First Street, ARDROSSAN

Luke Carter (08) 88373304

Finding Us

Ardrossan is a thriving town on the east coast of the Yorke Peninsula, about 150 km from Adelaide, South Australia. Population is approximately 1100 people and in recent years a considerable number of subdivisions have taken place. With a wide range of age groups, employment, community and sporting group, it is little wonder that the town is a holiday destination for many and special place in which to live for others.

Site Listings

If you are an Ardrossan business owner or involved with a local community group or service and you wish to have a detailed or amended listing, please contact the Visitor Information Outlet or email

Your club or group can have their details listed, along with some photographs of your activities - and it costs you nothing.


Contact Us

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14-16 Fifth St, Ardrossan SA
(08) 8837 4195