A seascape painting of beautiful Marino Rocks Beach.
As an Australian artist I like to paint local scenery. In this instance a seascape painting in abstract of Marino Rocks Beach.
It was a very hot day, but lovely and cool inside. But perfect weather to gaze out of the window, produce a seascape painting of Marino Rocks Beach.
A rocky beach and the big blue sea – a beautiful Australian seascape.
Marino Rocks Beach is the southern Adelaide suburb of Merino.It sits on coastal hills. The view here is spectacular. It features a steep cliff face, and a low and flat rocky beach.
Marino Rocks is a quiet secluded beach. Therefore, there’s usually barely anyone (besides the residents) on the beach. Most of the people who come here either go for a stroll, go for a picnic or go fishing or snorkling.
Walking and Cycling trails
To further appreciate the seascape, a number of walking trails are available through this Australian seascape at Marino including the Coastal Walk and the Coast to Vines rail trail.
Firstly, The 7.2 km coastal boardwalk starts at the Marino Esplanade and finishes at the Hallett Cove Headland Reserve. A part of the Adelaide Coast Park, the walk is unique in the metropolitan area with its rugged cliffs, small coves and rocky coast.
The 34 km Coast to Vines rail trail is a mostly sealed walking and cycling trail. The trail starts at Marino and travels south through Adelaide’s southern suburbs along the old railway line. It travels through the McLaren Vale wine region, finishing in the country town of Willunga.
Also, a bike path along secondary roads is also available for cyclists to ride north from Marino to Glenelg, and even further to Semaphore and Outer Harbour.
Significant geological formations are a feature of the cliffs at Hallett Cove, evidence of glacial movements 600 million years ago. The coastline features prominently in the Tjilbruke legend of the Kaurna people. Coastal and marine interpretive signage has been installed along the coastal walking trail. These signs consist of 33 large art signs in the shape of dolphins, fish, crabs and traditional Kaurna shields. Community artist, Barbary O’Brien worked with local schools, resident groups and members of the Kaurna Aboriginal community to develop the signs.
Marino is home to the Marino Rocks Lighthouse and the Marino Conservation Park