This article is about the peninsula in South Australia. For the nearby locality, see Calca, South Australia.
33°7′18″S 134°16′52.5″E / 33.12167°S 134.281250°E / -33.12167; 134.281250Coordinates: 33°7′18″S 134°16′52.5″E / 33.12167°S 134.281250°E / -33.12167; 134.281250
Calca Peninsula (also known as Freeman Peninsula) is a peninsula located on the west coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia from about 27 kilometres (17 mi) to about 46 kilometres (29 mi) south-east of the town of Streaky Bay.
It extends in a south easterly direction from its connection to Eyre Peninsula and is bounded by Searcy Bay and the Great Australian Bight to the west, Anxious Bay to the south east and Baird Bay to the north east. Its extremities include Point Labatt in the west and Cape Radstock in the south. It is located in the gazetted locality of Sceale Bay.
Its name is derived from a local aboriginal word for stars while its variant name, Freeman Peninsula, is derived from the Freeman family who held land on the peninsula until 1982.
Its extent includes the following protected areas – Point Labatt Conservation Park and the southern end of the Searcy Bay Conservation Park. Since 2012, the waters adjoining its shoreline are within a habitat protection zone in the West Coast Bays Marine Park.
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