Featuring a picturesque strip of sand backed by Norfolk Pines, Normanville is a laid-back seaside town in the Southern Fleurieu wine region. It’s popular for its historic architecture, vibrant street art and numerous eateries.
Things to do in Normanville
Normanville Beach is the heart of Normanville, featuring sheltered waters ideal for swimming, fishing and stand-up paddleboarding. A beachfront kiosk cafe serves light meals or you can wander down the main strip to the famous Normanville Bakery.
Handicraft and homeware stores line the main street, as well as surf shops selling beach clothing and accessories. Keep an eye out for the colourful street art featuring seaside themes that adorn many of Normanville’s businesses.
The mid-19th-century Normanville Hotel stands as one of the oldest of its kind in South Australia, having been lovingly refurbished in recent years. Feast on local Fleurieu Coast produce in their Beverley Restaurant or enjoy a casual meal in the alfresco courtyard.
Normanville makes a great base for exploring the Southern Fleurieu wine region, renowned for its Riesling, Shiraz Viognier and Merlot. Stop in at one of the cosy cellar doors and dine on gourmet fare overlooking the sweeping vineyards and rugged coastline.
Getting around Normanville
Normanville is just over one hour’s drive from Adelaide and connected by buses travelling on to Cape Jervis for the Kangaroo Island ferry. The town is easy to explore on foot, but having your own vehicle is best for visiting the surrounding wine region.