Tumby Bay has all the essentials of an Eyre Peninsula coastal town, the beach, the jetty, and the pub facing the water. Good fishing, and a laid back lifestyle.
The town has a largely seachange or retired resident population, with some residents even doing the daily commute down the highway to Port Lincoln.
- Swim from the pier. There is a sandy beach, and a swimming pontoon in deep water.
You can drink at the Tumby Bay Hotel, dating from the late 1800s, or the Seabreeze which is a relative newcomer built in the early 1900s. Both serve evening meals and have accommodation. The Tumby Bay Hotel has a rather odd collection of old video games machines in a separate room for the kids, but the Pac-Man game may give more amusement to their parents.
- Arno Bay walk along the Arno Bay Boardwalk, through the mangroves and down to the beach.
- Cleve, nearby agricultural centre and administrative centre for this region. 18 hole all season golf course, skate park, bowling greens, netball/tennis/basketball courts with coin operated lights, town oval and playgrounds.
- Port Augusta
- Iron Knob
- Flinders Ranges
- Port Lincoln
- Coffin Bay Fresh oysters and the Coffin Bay Conservation Park.
- Wallaroo on nearby Yorke Peninsula (ferry on the new ferry link that opened February 2012.
- Nullarbor Plain