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The closest town to Black Point is Ardrossan. - a shipping port for grains and minerals.
Ardrossan is a town in South Australia located on the east coast of the Yorke Peninsula, about 150 kilometres (93 mi) by road from the Adelaide city centre.
A rich wheat and barley growing district with bulk grain handling facilities and a deep-sea port allowing easy exportation of produce. It is a popular location to catch fish and blue crabs which are abundant during the months of September through April each year.
Ardrossan is also a popular holiday destination for families who love the beach as it is only a 90-minute drive from Adelaide.
With a population of over 1100 people Ardrossan has an excellent offering in its main street. Shops, restaurants, pubs, a hospital, and a chemist along with an impressive Drakes Supermarket (formerly Foodland). Perfect for if you need to stock up on supplies, or even a pub lunch if you haven't managed a catch that day.
Ardrossan Main Street - Image courtesy Highway Traveller
Ardrossan is also an excellent fishing location for the enthusiastic angler. There are two jetties in Ardrossan - one of which is open to the public and is approximately 15-20 minute drive from Black Point on the way from Adelaide to Black Point.
The other jetty cannot be accessed by land but can be visited by a small boat.
The small protected harbour also has boat ramp facilities for safe and convenient launching of your boat.
The other major town close to Black Point is Port Vincent. With its splendid coastline and sheltered bay it is a well-known holiday destination for families and holiday-makers. The beautiful waters around Port Vincent provide the ideal location for boating, fishing, sailing and recreational water sports.
Situated about two and a half hours from Adelaide, Port Vincent also has a 90-berth marina which was newly built in 2003 – 2004. Here you will see a variety of boats ranging from large cruisers, recreational boats and yachts.
Port Vincent Foreshore - Image courtesy of Port Vincent Foreshore Caravan Park
Other towns around Black Point are Edithburgh, Stansbury, Yorktown, Minlaton and Maitland where the Maitland Hospital and Health Service provides acute medical services.