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Sellicks Beach

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Sellicks Beach is 2,646, with a population density of 0.23 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Sellicks Beach is bounded by Button Road in the north, Main South Road in the east, the District Council of Yankalilla area in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Name origin

Sellicks Beach is named after William Sellick, an original land holder in the area.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from the late 1830s, with land used mainly for grazing and wheat farming. Some growth took place in the mid 1800s when a small township developed, and again during the early 1900s when the area became an attractive destination for holiday makers from Adelaide. The most significant development occurred during the post-war years, with a steady flow of subdivision and growth from the 1960s. The population continued to increase from the early 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area, with rapid growth between 2006 and 2011.

Land use

Sellicks Beach includes residential and undeveloped areas.

Major features

Major features of the area include Sellicks Beach, Greenoch Reserve, Hastings Reserve, Robert Herrick Reserve, William Eatts Reserve and the coastal recreation reserve.