Sheringa, situated on the Flinders Highway 40 kms south
of Elliston, is a small township surrounded by pastoral
properties. It was established in 1876 and was formerly
home to a boarding house and changing station for horses,
then to the telephone exchange and post office for the local
community. Sheringa beach offers a camping area on Round Lake,
close to the beautiful white, rolling sandhills and ocean.
Swelling to several hundred in holidays.
Venus Bay is renowned for excellent fishing opportunities and has
a beautiful, calm bay that is perfect for family holidays. The bay is
known to hold whiting, salmon, garfish, snook, Australian herring,
flathead and gummy shark. It also has some top surfing spots and is
a must for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts.
Venus Bay was named by Robert Venn who sailed into the bay in
1848 in his schooner named Venus.
Venus Bay Jetty
The uniquely curved jetty is home to the West Coast prawn trawlers
and boasts good fishing all year round. It is lit at night for the keen
South Head Walking Trail & Needle Eye Lookout
(See Venus Bay map for details.)
Venus Bay Conservation Park
Covers the peninsula and the islands within Venus Bay. Huge
variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. (See District Map on page
5 for details.)
Port Kenny was originally named Kenny’s Landing and was used
to transfer grain onto the barges for shipping out from Venus Bay.
The township was surveyed in 1912 and named after local
landholder MSW Kenny.
Port Kenny is well known for recreational fishing. Whiting, flathead,
trevally and garfish are commonly caught. Port Kenny is also close
to Baird Bay, Murphy’s Haystacks, Point Labatt sea lion colony to
the north and Talia Caves and the Venus Bay Conservation Park to
the south and west.
RV dump point
Health & Welfare Centre
Tod Hwy (Railway Tce)
Port Kenny Jetty
RV Dump Point
Visitor Info Outlet
Ocean View Rd
South Head Walking Trail
Venus Bay Jetty
Needle Eye Lookout