Just a ten-minute tram ride from the Adelaide CBD is the beautiful Glenelg Beach.
The most popular beach near Adelaide, Glenelg is the perfect beach for a lazy summer day soaking in the Australian sun.
Lining its foreshore are plenty of hotels with ocean views, restaurants serving delicious local produce and awesome beachside buskers. Even during the cooler months, the beach is alive and buzzing with people.
Take a dip
The water at Glenelg Beach is calm and safe for most swimmers. Take a dip in the cool water, as the gentle waves crash against you. The beach is guarded by the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club to ensure that swimmers remain safe. Local buskers lining the foreshore will serenade you as you relax into the water.
The Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1931 and has been patrolling the beach ever since. The club was announced as club of the year in 2007, 2008, and 2010, highlighting their fantastic work. Keep an eye out for their yellow and red flags along the foreshore, swimmers should stay between them.
Enjoy the sand
If you’d rather stay dry, why not lay out your towel and sunbake for a while, just remember to lather on your sunscreen!
There are always plenty of family beach cricket games along the sand, bring your equipment with you or ask to join one already in action, Adelaide locals are always looking for extra fieldsman. Those that enjoy fishing will love the Glenelg pier. There’s plenty of fish to go around, and you’re always sure to get a bite or three when you drop your line.
If you’re not one for fishing, a simple walk down the jetty is a fantastic way to spend your afternoon. The sunsets across the Glenelg horizon are beautiful, and the jetty is the perfect place to watch them from. After the sun has melted into the ocean, make your way to one of the many restaurants lining the foreshore.
A bite to eat
There is an abundance of seaside restaurants along Glenelg Beach. From fine dining restaurants to bars and cafes, there is something here for everyone and every type of mood. No matter what type of cuisine you’re craving, the Glenelg foreshore has you covered.
The seafood from this area is some of the best in the state. Look out for the catch of the day specials, the chefs in Adelaide have been perfecting their seafood menus for years and will not disappoint you.
If you know when you’ll be visiting Glenelg, plan and book yourself a table at your restaurant of choice. Ask for a window table, or an outside one if there’s one available. A little bit of preplanning and you’ll have yourself a prime spot to watch as the sunsets over the horizon. The perfect way to end your day at Glenelg Beach.
Glenelg Beach is one of the best beaches in the Adelaide area. The clean and beautiful beach will draw you in, while the surrounding amenities will keep you fed and entertained for hours. No trip to Adelaide is complete without an afternoon spent warming yourself on Glenelg Beach.
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