Adelaide Beaches

Come and dip your toes in the Great Australian Bight at one of Adelaide's gorgeous beaches.

You really can't go wrong with a day at the beach in the sunshine, and in Adelaide every one of them's a winner. So kick off your thongs and make the most of the South Coast goodness. Hang out in the waves or with a book on the sand, or get to exploring the cool quirks of the coastal towns behind the dunes. In the City of Churches, it's the shoreline that's the most hallowed ground of all. Join the locals and soak up some Vitamin D. Enjoy views of the ocean from your beach towel or picnic rug and catch the good vibes carried in on the sea breeze.

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Glenelg Beach

  • From the CBD to the soft white sand is only 20 minutes by tram.
  • Kids will love The Beachouse amusement park.
  • Stroll down the historic Glenelg Jetty then check out Jetty Road close by for some boutique shopping by day and a good time at one of the many bars by night.

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Henley Beach

  • Before hitting the water, while away some time in the newly developed Henley Square.
  • Take in the bay views with lunch from one of the many cafes.
  • The River Torrens Linear Park Trail can be taken by bike or on foot for a scenic route to the shore.

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West Beach

  • Skip the crowds down at West Beach for less of the city-beach vibe.
  • Lunch at the Surf Life Saving Club will give you some of the best views of the bay.
  • Cool off in the balmy waters of the St. Vincent Gulf.

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Aldinga Beach

  • Drive a little further from town to see the shipwreck of the Star of Greece from the shore at low tide.
  • Go wildlife spotting at the Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park.
  • This is one of the few South Australian beaches that allow vehicles onto the sand.

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Grange Beach

  • The calm, shallow waters of Grange Beach make it perfect for kids.
  • Enjoy a sunset over the St. Vincent Gulf.
  • The Marine Terraces building is worth a visit, they're as old as the jetty and the only one of their kind to be built on Australia's coastline.
  • Picnic in the Grange Jetty Reserve park.

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Brighton Beach

  • Snap a picture with the seaside sculptures, or see the Arch of Remembrance war memorial at the mouth of the Brighton Jetty.
  • If you're in town for the beginning of February, don't miss the day-long Brighton Jetty Classic festival which includes a Surf Boat Carnival, South Australia's largest ocean swim, and more.
  • Check out the nearly century-old art deco cinema, Windsor Theatre.

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