stay and play

glenelg  i brighton  i  seacliff

it's time to put those staycation plans into action and book a bay-cation!

With 10 kilometres of glorious coastline 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 a family stay-cay, a romantic getaway or family reunion choose from absolute beachfront accommodation from luxurious hotel suites, cabins or a family-sized apartment for your home away from home.

Events Summer of Fun

  • Wander the Glenelg Sunset Markets Moseley Square Foreshore Sunday 13 December.
  • For a birds eye view ride the giant Ferris Wheel in Moseley Square Glenelg until 8 March 2021.
  • The Moseley Beach Club is back from Monday November 30 until Sunday March 21 for a fun summer full of food, cocktails, live music and entertainment.
  • Wander the coastline viewing the Patritti Brighton Jetty Sculptures 21 - 31 January 2021.
  • Soak up the vibes at SummerSalt live outdoor concert on Glenelg Beach 14 February featuring Missy Higgins and The Cat Empire.

Where to Play

Wander the precincts’ many cafes, boutiques and entertainment venues. The ever-popular The Beachhouse is a family favourite with its bumper boats, dodgem cars, upgraded mini golf and arcades.

Grab some popcorn to take in a movie at GU Filmhouse to screen the latest movies and old favourites.

Or for those wanting to learn more about the local area, The Bay Discovery Centre located in the historic Glenelg Town Hall is welcoming visitors to the social history museum to celebrate the cultural heritage of South Australia.

Get onto the water to spot dolphins or watch the sunset with a Temptation Sailing cruise. 

Try something different and join the Segway Sensation SA Team to experience all the iconic sights of the Glenelg foreshore on a guided Segway Tour. 

Children can run free on the beaches and throw in a fishing line from the Brighton or Glenelg jetties. Younger children will be entertained by the Glenelg Foreshore Playground with its focus on nature play featuring a water area, a metal mega slide, pebble pits and mini trampolines.

Take a leisurely stroll along the coastal pedestrian and cycling path from Glenelg to the relaxed seaside town Brighton. The route features a 500m-long pathway through the Somerton Park Minda Dunes and an elevated deck and public seating area for a picnic with a spectacular view of the sea.

Where to Eat and shop

Food and wine is integral to the relaxed Glenelg lifestyle with a wide range of restaurants, bars and cafes offering different cuisines to indulge the taste buds. If you haven’t checked out the new kid on the block, Fourth is a great spot to stop in.

Glenelg isn’t just perfect because of the beach, Jetty Road boasts plenty of opportunity for you to get yourself a sweet treat with an array of Ice Creameries and Gelati shops.

Once you’ve grabbed a bite to eat you can stroll down Jetty Road and shop up a storm. Plenty of clothing shops for both women and men. Popular spots include Attitudes, Black Snake, Denim and Cloth. 

Jetty Road has you covered for beauty and it’s also the perfect place to shop for a gift, Dymocks, Haighs, The Ivy Room or even a voucher for somewhere like Endota or HAKU Massage. 

Marina Pier situated between Glenelg Beach and the Marina offers sophistication for couples and space to move for families. Wander the pier and choose your place. There is a restaurant here to suit everyone in an open setting with waterfront dining and atmosphere!

#SouthAustralia, it's time to get back to the Bay. 

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