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Travellers say this ‘surreal’ beach near Adelaide is like a slice of Italy: ‘It’s a mermaid’s lagoon’

A magical beach is wowing travellers, who say it looks like something from the Italian coast. 

Second Valley Beach sits just an hour and a half out of Adelaide near the small town of the same name on the Fleurieu Peninsula. 

It is one of South Australia’s most Instagrammable locations for its strikingly clear water and unique rock formations. 

One visitor likened the pristine bay to a ‘mermaid’s lagoon’ and another called the gem ‘surreal’. 

Second Valley Beach is a popular swimming spot for locals and travellers alike thanks to its calm protected waters.

A magical beach many say looks like something off the Italian coast has been hailed as one of South Australia’s most Instagrammable locations 

Second Valley beach sits just an hour and a half out of Adelaide near the small town of the same name on the Fleurieu Peninsula

Second Valley beach sits just an hour and a half out of Adelaide near the small town of the same name on the Fleurieu Peninsula

One visitor likened the pristine bay to a 'mermaid's lagoon' and another called the gem 'surreal' for its strikingly clear aquamarine water and unique rock formations

The incredible beach is also a hot spot for snorkelling and scuba diving and there is a long jetty where people like to jump into the refreshing water or cast a line

One visitor likened the pristine bay to a ‘mermaid’s lagoon’ and another called the gem ‘surreal’ for its strikingly clear aquamarine water and unique rock formations

The incredible beach is also a hot spot for snorkelling and scuba diving and there is a long jetty where people like to jump into the refreshing water or cast a line.  

Those who have a boat or kayak can get away from the crowds and cruise parallel to the shoreline to find little secret beaches and caves hidden among small valleys in the steep coastal cliffs. 

Divers may be lucky enough to spot the resident fur seals, string rays and even the elusive leafy sea dragons. 

Marine life lovers who wish to stay above the water’s surface can explore the rock pools where the rugged rocky shore meets the vibrant blue water. 

Those who have a boat or kayak can get away from the crowds and cruise parallel to the shoreline to find secret beaches and caves hidden among small valleys in the steep cliffs

Divers may be lucky enough to spot the resident fur seals, string rays and even the elusive leafy sea dragons

Those who have a boat or kayak can get away from the crowds and cruise parallel to the shoreline to find secret beaches and caves hidden among small valleys in the steep cliffs

Beachlovers have raved about their experience at Second Valley Beach with one saying it's 'giving Mediterranean'

Beachlovers have raved about their experience at Second Valley Beach with one saying it’s ‘giving Mediterranean’

It is also a well-known cliff jumping spot however authorities and lifesavers do not recommend the activity as jumpers often land themselves injuring themselves on jagged rocks. 

Beachlovers have raved about their experience at Second Valley Beach with one saying it’s ‘giving Mediterranean’.  

‘This beach is one of South Australia’s hidden gems. There is so much to see and explore. The views are absolutely stunning,’ one woman said. 

‘The Fleurieu Peninsula’s Second Valley is stunning in every sense of the word. Crystal clear water, fantastic fishing, picturesque walking trails and safe swimming make it an ideal summer holiday destination,’ a second gushed. 

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