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Cape Northumberland
 
Coast
Coastal formation
fishing boats
Port McDonnell Fishing Boats
coastal cliffs
Coastal Cliffs
port mcdonnell pier
Port McDonnell Pier
petrified forest
Petrified Forest
original lighthouse
Original Lighthouse
black faces cormorant
Black Faced Cormorant
current lighthouse
Lighthouse
eroded headland
Eroded Headland
rhino rock
Rhino Rock
lookout
Lookout
rock platforms
Rock Platforms
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Cape Northumberland is a headland along South Australia's Limestone Coast and the southernmost point of South Australia. Many ships were wrecked along this coast in the nineteenth century and a lighthouse was built on the point in 1858. But this lighthouse was built too close to the edge of the cliffs and was abandoned after 23 years in favour of a new light further inland which is still in use. Walkways, lookout and car parking provide access to the cape and surrounding attractions. The nearby township of Port MacDonnell was once an important seaport serving the inland agricultural region; it is now primarily a fishing port sheltering behind an extensive breakwater.

 
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