Ardrossan is a popular fishing spot, where visitors are bound to go home rewarded with plentiful catches. The coastal township is famous for its Blue Swimmer Crabs, and the long fishing jetty is well known for catching the tasty delicacies by net or you can rake the shallows.
Boaties are well catered for at Ardrossan with an all weather boat ramp from which to launch. Some of the fish that can be caught at Ardrossan include Tommy Ruffs, Mullet, Garfish, squid or the prized King George Whiting.
In addition to the Blue Swimmer Crab, it is also home to another SA Icon – the Stump Jump Plough. The Stump Jump Plough was manufactured by Clarence Smith in Ardrossan during the 1870’s; the Ardrossan & District Historical Museum is now housed in the former C.H. Smith Factory.
The lookout at the Arrium (formerly One Steel) dolomite mine (on the southern edge of the township) has fantastic views of Yorke Peninsula and across the Gulf St Vincent to Adelaide.
The Zanoni Shipwreck, located 10 nautical miles off the coast is a popular wreck for divers to explore. Please note that a permit is required from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources if you intend to visit the site.
The Ardrossan Golf Course is one of the Yorke Peninsula's most playable. The 18-hole course has green fairways and a scenic town route.
The township is well serviced with a huge Foodland supermarket, 2 hotels, chemist, bottle shop, opportunity shops, takeaway, butcher, chemist, tourist information and general retail.
Ardrossan is located approximately a 90 minute drive from Adelaide, following the B86 road from Port Wakefield.