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Point Bell Conservation Park
PenongSouth Australia
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
Nearest town or city Ceduna
Established 11 November 1993
Area 5.46 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Managing authorities Department for Environment and Water
See also Protected areas of South Australia

Point Bell Conservation Park is a protected area in the Australian state of South Australia located in the gazetted locality of Penong in the west of the state on the coastline of the Great Australian Bight on land including and adjoining the headland of Point Bell about 52 kilometres (32 miles) west of the town of Ceduna.

The land first acquired protected area status on 11 November 1993 as a conservation reserve dedicated under the Crown Lands Act 1929 and known as the Point Bell Conservation Reserve. In 2005, the conservation reserve was resumed and in 2006, the land was constituted as the Point Bell Conservation Park.

In 2007, the conservation park was described by its managing authority as follows:

This small rocky point with granite boulders contains long, sandy beaches and sand dunes. It provides excellent fishing, camping and swimming opportunities.

A co-management agreement signed by the Far West Coast Aboriginal Corporation and the Government of South Australia in 2013 in respect to the Yumbarra Conservation Park also provides for the corporation to give advice on the management of the conservation park and other reserves in the west of the state. The conservation park is one of those in the west of the state where Aboriginal people are permitted to hunt for and gather food.

The conservation park is classified as an IUCN Category III protected area.

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