Park History

The history of Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins

Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins first started in the spring of 1948 when Mr. Harry Bastin and partners erected eight huts of cement construction. These huts faced the back beach and were the first holiday units available in Port Vincent. Named “Port Vincent Seaside Huts” they had direct access to the back beach. Four more huts were erected for the summer of 1949. 

The original 1948 cabins are still standing strong and have been continually renovated over the years. They are now comfortable and clean accommodation which have won many awards including “Best Standard Accommodation” on the Yorke Peninsula in 2010 and 2012. We have also built 6 Deluxe and 1 Beachfront Spa Cabin in 2009 to support the growing number of tourist to the region. The Deluxe Cabins were awarded a Silver Medal in the Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards in 2010, 2012 and 2014 and also in the SA Tourism Awards in 2011. 

The Caravan Park was also awarded Winner of the Yorke Peninsula Tourism Awards for the “Most outstanding Caravan Park” on the Yorke Peninsula in 2014, and then went on to receive a Gold Award in same category in 2016.

A mix of old and new

All this along with beachfront Powered Sites, unpowered camping sites, guest amenities, free BBQ’s, camp kitchen and quiet, relaxed atmosphere makes for a great choice of holiday destination. The park is also Pet Friendly all year round and even has 4 Pet Friendly Cabins available by arrangement.

Your hosts Mark & Sharon Haydon, have owned the park since 2006 and have been continually renovating and upgrading so if you haven’t stayed here before or haven’t been for a while, it might be worth a visit.

Our expanding caravan park

In 2020 the little primary school located next door to the caravan park closed down due to falling student numbers. Port Vincent Caravan Park & Seaside Cabins were lucky enough to purchase this  large parcel of land which doubled the size of the caravan park.

Mark & Sharon set out to use the existing infrastructure on the property to introduce new accommodation to the already existing options. The park now have a 70 bed Bunkhouse for group accommodation and school camps, another modern camp kitchen, coin operated games room and large dining room/conference room.

All this together their with own basketball court and football oval which will eventually become Port Vincent campground to accommodate for the ever growing numbers of visitors to this region. 

Keep an eye on this website for more exciting developments  and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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