Beachport is an isthmus with the sea on two sides and Lake George beside it. Sandy beaches stretch around Rivoli Bay offering surfing and safe swimming. Once a whaling town‚ Beachport is now known for lobster fishing‚ with other important industries including forestry‚ tourism and viticulture.
The solitude and magnificent coastal scenery of this region attracts the nature-loving tourist. Bird life in the area is prolific‚ and walkers can explore several tracks that meander through sand dunes and bushland‚ along beaches and around lakes. Other attractions include the Beachport Jetty‚ the second longest in South Australia‚ ideal for a peaceful walk or a spot of fishing; the Bowman Scenic Drive‚ which provides spectacular views of the rugged coast of the Southern Ocean‚ and the Pool of Siloam. This small lake‚ also situated on Bowman Scenic Drive‚ is supposedly seven times saltier than the sea‚ making swimming very easy‚ as the water is extremely buoyant.