– Glenelg, Adelaide –
Glenelg is a seaside haven, home to amazing beachside accommodation, award-winning restaurants and cafés, seven-day boutique shopping and an array of beach activities.
Located only 10 kilometres from the heart of Adelaide City, Glenelg is a charming seaside resort set on the long sandy white shores of Holdfast Bay. Glenelg is the site of South Australia’s original mainland settlement in 1836. It is Adelaide’s most popular coastal region.
Glenelg has a perfect Mediterranean climate characterised by warm dry summers and cool mild winters. Summer temperatures average around 27 degrees celsius and winter months around 15 degrees celcius.A short 25 minute trip, on a tram departing from the centre of Glenelg – Moseley Square, takes you into Victoria Square in the heart of Adelaide. So you can base yourself at seaside Glenelg, but you are just a short trip away from the lights of the big city!
Try one of Glenelg’s many fine dining restaurants or enjoy a freshly baked pastry from the famous Orange Spot Bakery. Maybe indulge in a treat from the organic menu at the Organic Store on Broadway and finish your day with a relaxed glass of wine at one of the many beachside restaurants or bars. Grab an ice cream from Jetty Road and take a stroll along the beautiful Patawalonga River
Jetty Road, Glenelg is a rewarding eclectic boutique shopping experience. Browse through local designer shops or treat yourself to a delectable dessert. Be sure to explore the quaint side streets – you never know what little treasure you might find.
Glenelg is the hub for great events, entertainment and beach-side fun for all. Events held here each year include the National Beach Volleyball from October to March, SALA Festival in August, Australia Day celebrations in January and New Year’s Eve at the Bay Festival and Fireworks Display.
Take the plunge in the clear waters, have a fun game of volleyball or build sandcastles with the kids on the beach. Drop a line on a fishing charter or take a relaxed dolphin spotting cruise. The entire family will enjoy The Beachouse for a day of fun and entertainment and then treat the kids with a ride on the summertime Bungy Jump. For lovers of art and history, visit the Bay Discovery Centre in the iconic Town Hall.
With its art-deco style, Jetty Road, Brighton is home to quirky cafés, art and design shops and beautiful sea view restaurants. The landmark Arch of Remembrance is the gateway to the jetty and beach, and the start and finish of South Australia’s largest ocean swimming event – the Brighton Jetty Classic.For one of the best views of Holdfast Bay, taking in Brighton and Glenelg, Kingston Park Coastal Reserve and Lookout is a must see. You’ll also get a glimpse of the area’s history, learn the Dreamtime story of Tjilbruke and enjoy a BBQ or hit of tennis with family and friends at the nearby historic Kingston House.
Information courtesy of South Australia Tourism
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