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Island Beach
South Australia
Map of Kangaroo Island
Island Beach is located in South Australia
Island Beach
Island Beach
Location in South Australia
Population 319 (shared with other localities in the “State Suburb of Island Beach”) (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 5222
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
  • 121 km (75 mi) south of Adelaide
  • 21 km (13 mi) south-west of Penneshaw
LGA(s) Kangaroo Island Council
Region Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island
County Carnarvon
State electorate(s) Mawson
Federal Division(s) Mayo
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.1 °C
66 °F
11.6 °C
53 °F
488.9 mm
19.2 in
Localities around Island Beach:
Nepean Bay Nepean Bay Nepean Bay
Sapphiretown Island Beach Brown Beach
Pelican Lagoon Pelican Lagoon Dudley West
Footnotes Location
Adjoining localities

Island Beach is a locality in the Australian state of South Australia overlooking Eastern Cove in Nepean Bay on the north-west coast of the Dudley Peninsula on Kangaroo Island about 121 kilometres (75 miles) from the state capital of Adelaide and about 21 kilometres (13 miles) from Penneshaw.

John Stewart Browne subdivided Island Beach in 1961 into 254 allotments, with average block sizes exceeding 1,000 square metres (11,000 square feet). Development stalled for a number of years, due largely to a reluctance of the local council to construct roads through the estate, which under planning regulations of the time were not the responsibility of the developer.

In the late 1970s a separate land subdivision occurred to the south of the original estate. Known locally as Carter's Estate, these allotments were more traditionally under 1,000 square metres (11,000 square feet) in size. Throughout the late 1980s and beyond, development accelerated with substantial seafront residences being erected, and land values beginning to rise.

Facilities at Island Beach include a general store and fuel station. There is limited access to the beach for boat launching and retrieval.

Island Beach is located within the federal division of Mayo, the state electoral district of Mawson and the local government area of the Kangaroo Island Council.

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