Adelaide’s favourite seaside destination attracting locals and visitors all year round.
Glenelg is Adelaide’s most popular beach. It is famous for its sandy wide beach, long grassed and shaded picnic areas right on the seaside, rich heritage, charming hotels and bustling shops, sidewalk cafes and plenty of entertainment at venues or on the strip with many talented buskers.
Jetty Road is one kilometre of shopping that leads right into the jetty and the beach itself. You can take yourself off for some retail therapy with plenty of fashion and gift boutiques, shoe stores, swimwear and surf shops, art galleries and jewellery stores.
Whether it is winter or summer, you can enjoy the myriad of activities available at Glenelg beach for all ages. The Glenelg foreshore has a natural playspace for kids to balance and swing. Moseley Square has water fountains to cool off on hot days.
Take the time to eat fish and chips on the sand, gaze out to sea with a glass of wine or throw a line and fish from the jetty at sunset. You can also enjoy a meal from one of the many restaurants in Moseley Square, along Jetty Road or at the Marina Pier.
Glenelg is only 20 minutes from Adelaide central and 5 minutes from the airport.
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Put your coastal plans into action and book a beachfront holiday. The best thing is that you don’t need to travel too far from home for a weekend away with fabulous food and wine, shopping and family fun.