Seal Bay sits just west of the Cape Gantheaume Conservation Park along the south coast of Kangaroos Island. It is easily accessible via Seal Bay Road, a sealed road that runs south off of South Coast Road.
The main draw of the area is the Seal Bay Conservation Park. This seaside park is a great place to view the largest colony of Australian sea lions and watch them play on the beach, bask in the sand and swim in the sea.
To get to the beach visitors must walk along an 800-metre footpath that winds through stunning cliffs and sand dunes.
There is also a visitor centre onsite that was built in an environmentally friendly method.
It is powered by solar energy and fresh rain water runs through its taps. Inside visitors can learn about the history of sealing through interactive displays.
The visitor centre also has a sheltered area where one can enjoy a picnic, as well as public toilet facilities.
Just east of the conservation park is the protected Bales Beach Aquatic Reserve, which is also located in the Seal Bay area.
Access to the reserve is allowed by way of Bales Beach, which is a sandy beach with a stunning backdrop of cliffs.
Sea lions can also be spotted here and offshore there is a reef system that is home to numerous marine life.