Maslin Beach, Adelaide

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Maslin Beach is a southern coastal suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in the City of Onkaparinga.The name refers to the town of Maslin Beach, the beach after which it was named and the suburb which contains both. In this article, the name shall be taken to refer to the suburb, unless stated otherwise.GeographyMaslin Beach is located between Main South Road, which forms the suburbs eastern boundary, and Gulf St Vincent.DemographicsThe 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 1,066 persons in Maslin Beach on census night. Of these, 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female.The majority of residents (68.8%) are of Australian birth, with other common census responses being England (15.8%) and New Zealand (2.2%).The age distribution of Maslin Beach residents is similar to that of the greater Australian population. 71.7% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.3% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.CommunityLocal newspapers include The Times and On The Coast.On 18 April 2012, a 14-year-old boy from Aldinga died after falling 50 metres off a cliff at Maslin BeachFacilities and attractionsThe beachThe most well-known attraction in the suburb is the beach at Maslin Beach. Also known as Maslin's Beach or, simply, Maslin's, the beach is the site of a cliff-lined recreation reserve stretching from Maslin Beach town in the north to Blanche Point in the south.
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  • A beautiful long, wide, flat, sandy, sheltered beach ending in impressive sandstone cliffs at the southern end - the clothing optional end! It can be less inviting on a day with north winds but genera...  more »
  • The first is that much walking and stair climbing is required to get to and from the not-so-prudish section. And the second is that if you're close to the rocks at the southern end, you might encounte...  more »
  • Maslin Beach is famous for not only been a wonderful quiet beach about an hour's drive south from Adelaide, but the first Australian beach with a nude bathing section at one end. On the day I visited ...  more »

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