Beachfront Escapes


With 10 kilometres of glorious coastline from Glenelg to Seacliff on your doorstep, space to move and fresh air to breathe, a beachside getaway beckons.

The best thing is that you don’t need to travel too far from home for a weekend away with all the trimmings ... from fabulous food and wine, shopping and nature-based experiences.

 Where to Stay for Beachfront Views

Adelaide’s favourite city beach, Glenelg also has a variety of affordable accommodation options just minutes’ walk from the beach:

 Upcoming Events in Glenelg

  • The Moseley Beach Club is here until Sunday 21 March for a summer full of food, cocktails, sunsets, live music and entertainment.
  • Wander the Glenelg Sunset Markets, Moseley Square Foreshore, Sunday 14 March.
  • For a birds eye view ride the giant Ferris Wheel in Moseley Square, Glenelg until 21 April.
  • South Australian seafood and Gemtree wines will star in a beachside degustation at Sammy’s on the Marina Tasting Australia event Gemtree Wine Dinner at Sammy's on 6 May.
  • Enjoy a four-course dinner and Never Never gin tasting experience beachside at Stamford Grands Tasting Australia event - A Taste of South Australia on 7 May.

Things to do in Glenelg and surrounds

  • The Beachouse is a family favourite with its bumper boats, upgraded mini golf, dodgem car and arcade games.
  • Book a Temptation Sailing cruise to swim with Adelaide’s resident dolphins or watch the sunset with a glass of bubbles.
  • Try something different on a guided Glenelg Foreshore Segway Sensation SA tour.
  • Try an oyster shucking class with a tailored wine flight at The Oyster Bar Marina Pier, with their ‘Let’s Shuck’ experience.
  • Enjoy High Tea by the Sea every Saturday and Sunday at Stamford Grand Adelaide.
  • Take a leisurely stroll on the coastal pedestrian and cycling path along the Esplanade from Glenelg to the relaxed seaside town of Brighton, or head further South to Seacliff.
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding at Seacliff.
  • Grab some popcorn and take in a movie at GU Filmhouse boutique cinema.
  • The Bay Discovery Centre provides local information and a social history museum to celebrate the social history of South Australia. View the new exhibition titled Tiati Wangkanthi Kumangka which translates to Truth-Telling Together. The exhibition tells the true history of South Australia’s colonisation.
  • Children can run free on the beaches, throw in a fishing line from Glenelg or Brighton jetties or be entertained by playgrounds at the Glenelg Foreshore Playground and the new Wigley Reserve Playspace.

Where to Eat and shop

Find a great place to eat on Jetty Road, Glenelg. Enjoy food with views of Glenelg at:

  • Promenade Restaurant – Local produce, Australian cuisine, a la carte menu, High Tea by the Sea
  • The Grand Bar – All day dining, pub fare
  • The Moseley Bar and Kitchen – pub fare
  • Fourth Bar – Local produce, share plates
  • Good Slice Pizza
  • Hog’s Australia’s Steakhouse
  • BurgA’nomix
  • Gringo’s Mexican Cantina
  • Doughballs The Pizza Place
  • Mamma Carmela’s Café and Pizzeria
  • The Marina Pier – waterfront dining

Other local favourites are Beach Burrito Glenelg, Cardone’s Seafood and Grill, Glenelg BBQ Inn Steakhouse, North Indian Cuisine, Nutrition Republic, Swedish Tarts Glenelg and The Strand Café Restaurant.

You’ll find an array of ice creameries and gelati shops or why not enjoy fish and chips on the beach.

Once you’ve grabbed a bite to eat enjoy some retail or beauty therapy and relaxation. There are a great mix of unique stores along Jetty Road, Glenelg.

Marina Pier, situated between the Glenelg Marina and Glenelg Beach offers waterfront views wherever you look. Waterfront dining is a highlight, particularly when it’s combined with a gorgeous sunset in a open setting with atmosphere!

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