By Samuel Smith
Published: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Lots of great things have strange names. The quandong – for instance – is a delicious fruit, while back in the 90s, the Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard was one of Japan’s best-selling mid-sized 4WDs.
The same (lack of) logic can be applied to these SA destinations.
From the lapping azure waves of Foul Bay to lush, leafy Mount Misery, these oddly named SA spots will teach you not to judge a book by its cover.
Foul Bay, Yorke Peninsula
Three-and-a-half hour’s drive west of Adelaide, Yorke Peninsula’s Foul Bay is a surprisingly beautiful stretch of sun and surf. The bay was given its unfortunate name by an exasperated Matthew Flinders, who – legend has it – had trouble anchoring his ship in its shifting sands.
Today, Foul Bay is home to the ultra-luxurious Yondah Beach House – twice named Best Deluxe Accommodation in Australia at the QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards. It’s also just a 20-minute drive away from Marion Bay: one of the Yorke Peninsula’s most beautiful seaside towns.
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