Cycle, Skate, Swim, Surf…Get Active !

STREAKY BAY BICYCLE TRACKS

Cycle or perhaps just take a leisurely stroll along the designated bicycle track, which meanders around the bay to the boat ramp at Moores Landing. Take in the bay as it ‘glasses off’ almost every afternoon. Dogs are allowed controlled on a leash. Infrastructure is available throughout the town for cyclists. Another dedicated cycle path runs the length of Montgomerie Terrace.

STREAKY SK8 PARK

Corner of Bay Road and Montgomerie Terrace, Streaky Bay.

Featuring some wicked transitions, the SK8 Park opened in 2005 and provides a great recreational facility for kids of all ages, as well as quite a few ‘young at heart’ adults. Suitable to use for skateboards, bikes, scooters and roller blades, knock yourself out (not literally) as you slide on into the world of skating culture. The park is designed for both beginner and intermediate users and features 1.8m walls, two fun boxes and a low grinding rail.

Parking is available with access from the Golf Club car park off Montgomerie Terrace.

streaky-bay-SK8-Park-Photo-courtesy-of-Jayne-Holland

STREAKY BAY SCHOOL COMMUNITY  POOL

109 Wells Street, Streaky Bay

Go on; take the plunge with a refreshing swim in the community school pool over the summer months. For those into fitness, laps and aqua aerobics are available, while VACSWIM and the Royal Life Saving Society offer programs once a year at the school pool and jetty locations.

Open: Aqua aerobics, laps and school pool (begin Term 4 through to end of Term 1) 3.30–5pm, 7 days (except public holidays).

08 8626 1202

STREAKY BAY JETTY & JETTY POOL

The 300m long iconic town jetty was constructed between 1891 and 1896 and is a reminder of the town’s importance as a port for both the transportation of wheat from the hinterland and fishing on the coast. The jetty is currently State Government owned and is classified as a ‘working jetty’.  Many small to medium fishing vessels moor at the jetty to unload for species such as shark and cray and to refuel.

The Jetty Pool began its life in 1936; shortly after the Streaky Bay Sailing Club joined with the Streaky Bay Aquatic Sports Club to become the Flinders Amateur Swimming & Sailing Club.

According to history, locals and visitors would swim by and sit in the shade of the wheat and wool sheds off the jetty shore; which many continue to do to this day under the remnants called ‘The Platform’. After shark sightings and a 9ft (2.74m) shark had been caught at the jetty in 1936, it was decided that the town would erect a shark proof swimming enclosure. Much fundraising led to the opening of the Jetty Pool on 21 January 1939.  The pool has since become one of the most memorable places to spend the days of summer.

In 2011 the Streaky Bay Jetty Pool Committee formed as the voice of the Jetty Pool.  Consisting of a wide cross section of passionate community people the Committee is a Sub-Committee of the Streaky Bay Tourist Promotions Inc.  The Jetty pool has been transformed through a major upgrade and several improvement projects from the fundraising efforts of the passionate Committee and community.

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GET ACTIVE !

Pilates on Eyre

  • Tues 6–7pm
  • Streaky Bay RSL Hall, corner
  • Montgomerie and Bay Road

0427 261 726 (Janine)

Yoga with Eliza

  • Vinyasa yoga classes in Streaky Bay, South Australia.
  • Thursday 6-7pm
  • Sunday 9-10am
  • Streaky Bay RSL Hall, corner
  • Montgomerie and Bay Road
  • All ages and levels welcome.
  • Private & small-group sessions also available

0427 615 890 (Eliza)

Ocean Livin’ Fitness

  • Cardio pump class at 18 Bay Road
    • Mon 6–7pm, Wed 6–7pm
  • Bootcamp at Streaky Bay Area School oval
    • Wed 6–7am
  • Bootcamp at jetty platform
    • Fri 6–7am
  • Boxing at jetty platform
    • Sat 7–8am
  • Personal training by appointment

0447 009 682 (Sarah)

Stay Fitness & Wellbeing

  • Physical fitness
  • Womens health

0429 881 981 (Brooke)

MORE SPORT ?

Like most regional areas in South Australia, Streaky Bay and surrounding districts has a strong sporting culture.

Streaky Bay, Wirrulla, Poochera and Piednippie have well patronised clubrooms. Introduce yourself to a local, and strut your stuff at golf, bowls, tennis, football, netball, basketball and cricket.  The Streaky Bay Races held in late March or early April every year are a highlight on the Eyre Peninsula racing circuit … an event not to be missed!

Want to know more?

  • Community Information Officer
  • Streaky Bay Visitor Information Centre
  • 21 Bay Road
  • 08 8626 7033

Refer to the District and Town maps for directions to all locations.

Our place is a place for footprints and memories…Please take your rubbish with you when you leave.

 

Feature image: Megan Eramiha