Maslin Beach, South Australia

Maslin Beach, South Australia
Maslin Beach
AdelaideSouth Australia
Maslin Beach recreation reserve, viewed from the north, from the outskirts of the town of the same name
Population: 1,066 (2006 Census)[1]
1,012 (2001 Census)[2]
Postcode: 5170[3]
Location: 35 km (22 mi) SW of Adelaide city centre[3]
LGA: City of Onkaparinga
State District: Kaurna (2011)[4]
Federal Division: Kingston (2011)[5]
Suburbs around Maslin Beach:
Moana Seaford Rise McLaren Vale
Gulf St Vincent Maslin Beach Tatachilla
Port Willunga Aldinga Aldinga
Agricultural area in Maslin Beach

Maslin Beach is a southern coastal suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Onkaparinga.

The name refers to the town of Maslin Beach, the beach after which it was named and the suburb which contains both. In this article, the name shall be taken to refer to the suburb, unless stated otherwise.



Maslin Beach is located between Main South Road, which forms the suburbs eastern boundary, and Gulf St Vincent.[6]


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,066 persons in Maslin Beach on census night. Of these, 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female.[1]

The majority of residents (68.8%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (15.8%) and New Zealand (2.2%).[1]

The age distribution of Maslin Beach residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 71.7% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.3% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.[1]


Local newspapers include The Times and On The Coast.[7]

Facilities and attractions

The most well-known attraction in the suburb is the beach of Maslin Beach. Also known as Maslin's Beach or, simply, Maslin's, the beach is the site of a cliff-lined recreation reserve stretching from Maslin Beach town in the north to Blanche Point in the south.

In 1975, the southern half of the beach was declared Australia's first official nude beach.[citation needed] The beach is almost 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) long, so the area reserved for nude bathing is away from other beach users.

The Maslin Beach Nude Olympics are held annually, consisting of informal competitions such as three-legged races and the judging of "best bum".[8]


As well as the beach, there is also a park located between Old Coach Road and Gulf Parade.[6]



Maslin Beach is serviced by Main South Road, connecting the suburb to both Adelaide city centre and the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.[6]

Public transport

Maslin Beach is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.[9]

Notable residents

  • John F. Davis, painter

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Maslin Beach (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (9 March 2006). "Maslin Beach (State Suburb)". 2001 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Maslin Beach, South Australia (Adelaide)". Postcodes-Australia. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Electoral Districts - Electoral District for the 2010 Election". Electoral Commission SA. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Find my electorate". Australian Electoral Commission. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c Adelaide and surrounds street directory (47th ed.). UBD. 2009. ISBN 978-0-7319-2336-6. 
  7. ^ "South Australian Newspapers". Australia G'day. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "About Maslin Beach". Maslin Beach Community Association official website. MBCA. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 
  9. ^ "Public Transport in Adelaide". Adelaide Metro official website. Dept. for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, Public Transport Division. Retrieved 9 May 2011. 

External links

Coordinates: 35°13′23″S 138°28′48″E / 35.223°S 138.480°E / -35.223; 138.480

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