Middleton SA, Australia

Middleton SA, Australia

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Sun, sand, and surfer vibes in Southern Australia

Located on South Australia's stunning Fleurieu Peninsula, the tiny beachfront village of Middleton sits between the towns of Port Elliot and Goolwa. The beach boasts white sand, clear waters, and kid-friendly parks. Middleton also offers prime surfing conditions, all with Australia's signature laid-back vibe. Take a break from catching waves to enjoy lunch at a waterfront cafe, or head inland for wine tasting at McLaren Vale. Look for kangaroos hopping in your backyard, or book your Middleton vacation rental right on the beach, with your eyes peeled for dolphins, whales, and sea lions splashing around.

A firsthand look at small-town Aussie life

Middleton is a quiet town, with most activities centering around the beach. Go surfing, or take a whale- and dolphin-watching cruise. Book yourself a charming Middleton vacation rental, but take a night to sleep under the stars in the nearby campgrounds. The town itself offers a peek into small town life in Oz, with a few locally owned shops, boutiques, and restaurants. If you need a break from the beach, take the kids to a local playground, play a match on the tennis courts, or visit the arts and crafts center.

Something for everyone, from wine lovers to whale lovers

Though Middleton itself doesn't have any museums, there are a variety of cultural highlights and educational options just a short drive away. Visit the Goolwa Motor Museum for a look at an extensive collection of classic automobiles that will appeal to the whole family. Alternatively, history buffs interested in the region's past should make their way to the Southern Fleurieu Historical Museum. Nature lovers will be happy to spend an afternoon at the South Australian Whale Centre, while oenophiles will likely opt instead for a guided tour and tasting through the surrounding Currency Creek wine region.

A sleepy beachtown with a year-round appeal

Middleton's seasonal appeal depends entirely on what you're hoping to see. Peak whale-watching season is from June through October, when the pods migrate south and are regularly spotted just offshore. Australia's winter months are also ideal surfing season, but it can be rainy. December through February are most popular in Middleton, as this is the height of summer Down Under. This sleepy beachtown comes to life during these months, but if you're looking for even more quiet, consider a Middleton vacation rental for the shoulder seasons. October through December and February through June are extremely relaxed in Middleton.

Lands with rolling vineyards and seas with crashing waves

Centrally located along South Australia's south coast on the Fleurieu Peninsula, Middleton is a the ultimate laid-back beach town. Whale-watching is popular here, thanks to its prime location along the annual southern right whale migration route. Animal lovers will also be pleased to learn that sea lions are often spotted sunning on the beaches. But it's the surfers who most often flock to Middleton's sandy shores, thanks to its crashing waves and pristine sandy beaches. Further inland, the peninsula's soil makes for an ideal wine region, with plenty of vineyards to be found throughout.