Flashback Friday | 1987

It seemed all the news on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula happened at the beach in the first month of the year 1987.

The community blocked to the beaches of Lucky Bay, Arno Bay and Port Neill, where there were a variety of activities to keep everyone entertained.

Lucky Bay played host to the potentially dangerous sport of racing motorboats, and the traditional crab races were a hit.

In Arno Bay, it was all about the beach girl competitions, with young ladies crowned in their swimwear.

The threat of fire was never far away in the warmth of January, with one fire tearing straight through the Darke Peak fuel depot.

Bowls tournaments, a trotting club meeting and a sand dune golf competition kept the sports-minded entertained through the month.