Normanville is the largest coastal settlement on the Fleurieu Coast. The town is located in the centre of the 7.3 kilometre long beach, with Lady Bay and 100 metre high Yankalilla Hill forming the southern boundary and low Haycock Point the northern.
Normanville and Carrickalinga beaches are relatively safe under normal conditions. Best access and facilities are located at Normanville and Carrickalinga. The best shore fishing is from the Normanville Jetty and Haycock Point. Most fishers head out into the gulf in small boats, which can be launched from the beach at Normanville but please check beach and marine condition before attempting to launch.
Normanville Beach is patrolled by the Normanville Surf Life Saving Club during the summer.
There is now a pontoon 75 metres off-shore from the low tide mark during summer for swimmers to access.