Largs Jetty

Largs Bay Jetty Adelaide

Largs Jetty, located at Largs Bay in Adelaide is one of many long jetties or piers scattered along Adelaide’s beaches. If you’re after a classic jetty shot this is a great spot for it !

Special Photographic Features or Notes

Like most of Adelaide’s beaches, the long gentle slope of the sand under and around the jetty lends itself well to any tide. With the right sky and wind direction this would be a great location for long exposures.

Night Photography

There are lights along the jetty so you will need to take that into account if you want to try night photography at this location.

Special Equipment

Normal landscape/seascape gear – wide angle lens, filters, tripod, cable release etc. Torch if you’re doing night photography.

Best Time of The Day

Given the jetty faces west sunset would be the best time of the day. However if you want to avoid crowds during the warmer months then sunrise might also be an option with the right cloud conditions.

Tidal Information

This location can be shot at any tide as there is plenty of room from the start of the beach to the water’s edge.

Wind Information

Wind conditions will impact here so take note of the wind direction. A strong westerly will have you wiping your lens clean on a regular basis. A strong easterly will drive any clouds over your head and would be good for long exposures using a big stopper filter.

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Getting there

Largs Jetty is located at the corner of Jetty Road and Esplanade in Largs Bay, Adelaide. There is parking next to the jetty but it is only for an hour, so you may want to consider off street parking if you’re worried about overstaying your parking time.

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Author Bio

Glenn Crouch

Passionately serious hobbyist photographer. Loves are seascapes/landscapes, cars, aviation and macro. Generally out and about most weekends in the Sydney basin.


  1. David Haworth June 5, 2013

    Thanks for the guide Glenn.. well done!

  2. Jennifer Newell December 26, 2016

    Hi Glen,
    I would love to purchase your Largs Jetty photo in a large format canvas print.

    How do I go about this?



  3. Josh January 4, 2019

    What nd filter did you use?

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