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The Coastal Walkway forms part of the State Government’s Coast Park initiative, which when finished will provide 71km of recreational trail from Sellicks Beach to North Haven. Visit the project page linked below for more information on the Marion Coastal Walkway.
The Marion Coastal Walkway is located in the Marion Coast Park which extends 7.2 km from Marino in the north, to the Hallett Headland Reserve at Hallett Cove in the south.
Its environment is unique in the metropolitan area, with its rugged cliffs, small coves and a rocky coast.
It also features world famous geological formations at Hallett Cove, important sites of remnant coastal vegetation, and the significant cultural presence of the Tjilbruke Dreaming. Discover more in the Coastal Walkway brochure.
The Marion Coastal Walkway features great public and community art well worth a visit
Did you know 33 large 'art signs' in the shape of dolphins, fish, crabs and traditional Kaurna shields, plus 63 smaller aluminium signs and colourful cartoons have been installed along the Marion Coastal Walkway.
One of the aims of the walkway is to encourage and manage access within this fragile environment while also enabling the restoration of the coastal vegetation.
Previously uncontrolled access and urban encroachment in the area has led to increased erosion problems and degradation of the coastal vegetation, wildlife habitats and the general environment.
Council, in partnership with Planning SA's Coast Park Program, have partnered to construct the Coastal Walkway as a public amenity to maintain a balance between recreation use and conservation values.
The walkway also provides potential links for recreation and biodiversity with a number of natural open spaces and environmental corridors including the Field River Valley and Waterfall Gully.
The Sugarloaf, named for its resemblance to a mass of hard refined sugar, is the best known feature in Hallett Cove Conservation Park.