Penneshaw has one of the safest beaches to swim and snorkel on Kangaroo Island and is also excellent for beach combing. There is plentiful marine life, like the local pod of dolphins, and fishing is also extremely popular from the beach or nearby rocks.
Walking to the Eastern End of the beach you will come across Frenchmans Rock. A plaque located there commemorates the bicentenary of the circumnavigation of Kangaroo Island by Nicolas Baudin in 1803.
There are lots of walks within the township, where you will have the chance to come across wallabies, kangaroos, Rosenberg's goannas, glossy black cockatoos, and echidna. Stay quiet and still, and they will want to watch you as much as you watch them.
Penneshaw is full of history. Take in the museum to learn about early life, and the cemetery at the top of the hill, there are plenty of incredible people looking over the town.
Looking for something a bit different?
- Challenge yourself to a round of Mini Golf at the Seafront Hotel
- Looking for a longer drive - there is a 9-hole golf course to let loose on
- Grab a rod and some bait from the IGA Supermarket, and see what you can catch