Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tennyson Dunes

Tennyson beach is halfway between Semaphore and Grange. It is one area of Adelaide's coastline that has been preserved, with no housing development right on the beach front.

About 50 native plants have been observed in The Tennyson Dunes; some of these that were once prevalent along the coast now only survive here. Fenced walking paths have been established to help maintain the unique nature of this habitat.

4 comments:

Babooshka said...

This looks very much like St Andrews Scotland with those sweeping sand dunes. I lived there for a while and it is strange how an image the other side of the world puts me in mind of it.

Ann said...

All those lovely white sand. When my husband was a professor and engineer in Singapore, he imported wonderful fine white sand from Australia.

Kath said...

My young daughter and I discovered this beach yesterday, no crowds, kiosks, pay-parking, litter or noise. As we crossed the dunes, the stillness was amazing, like being on a deserted beach, no sight of city or houses, no sound of traffic, very unique, Adelaide is wonderful. Thumbs up to the conservation group working here!

Eleanor said...

Did you know they are planning on bulldozing this amazing area for a bike path? As an amateur herpetologist I am devastated. This is the one place that people are guaranteed to see painted dragons.