The seaside suburb of Aldinga Beach is flanked by a recreation reserve and an ecologically valuable conservation park. Out in the gulf, lies an offshore reef which forms part of Aldinga Aquatic Reserve. Much of the beach is sandy and excellent for swimming. A boat ramp gives access to the ocean and reef which is a popular venue for divers. To the north lies historic Aldinga township, a former farming center, which today boasts one of the oldest hotels in South Australia. Vineyards lie close by, as does an aerodrome for light aircraft.