Glenelg Beach
Glenelg Beach
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Glenelg is a popular beach-side suburb of the South Australian capital of Adelaide. Located on the shore of Holdfast Bay in Gulf St Vincent, it has become a popular tourist destination due to its beach and many attractions, home to several hotels and dozens of restaurants.
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ1,118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We took the train from Adelaide. The beach is very pretty although there is no shade (seems typical of Australian beaches). We put our towels under the pier for some shade. The water was flat and warm in the morning. Very nice. There is a beach club right there so we had lunch and relaxed in the afternoon on their comfy couches.
Written 6 April 2024
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Fiona B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I was down on the beach today. A whale beached on the 9th (two days ago). I asked those hosing it down what they are going to do. The answer "nothing". So I said you have been hosing it down all this time so it would die slowly and not create a stink on your beach over a long weekend. Thumbs down SA . Shame on you
Written 10 March 2024
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zap51
Hawthorn, Australia278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
The views are superb the waterside area magic boardwalk and the retaurants nearby were very good loved this spot back soon
Written 20 December 2023
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Marj W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Glenelg Beach is the best beach that I have come across, the sand is amazing and beach not overly crowded. Close to our hotel and we did daily walks along the beach. Amazing sunset. if you have a chance, go and view the sunset along the beach. Close to all hotels and trams. Easy access and had amazing weather. The jetty walk was great and had amazing views.
Written 18 November 2023
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gc g
Gold Coast, Australia366 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Beautiful beach to visit. If you are in Adelaide, you have to come for a visit. Gorgeous beach, lots of little shops and eateries.
Written 9 November 2023
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zap51
Hawthorn, Australia278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Family
What a magnificent beach safe clean and easily accessible i was blown away by the sunsets whilst we stayed at the Stamford truly a superb experience and with access to cafe's and world class restaurants on the Wharf
Written 5 June 2023
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marriott946
London, UK674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
Lovely beach, wide and long.

Facilities to change etc.

Unfortunately very shallow sea so a long walk to get a swim.

Plenty of restaurants and bars close to hand.

Great place to rest.
Written 25 March 2023
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Toronto, Canada1,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Glenelg is a great place for everyone to have a good day either that be the beach or finding a restaurant

Easy transport and parking

Beach is lovely
Written 5 March 2023
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Virginia38,600 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Glenelg, is a beach town not far from Adelaide. It has almost everything you need from restaurants, changing rooms, amusement park, beach, and volleyball courts. Once upon a time there was a lighthouse at the end of the jetty. It was destroyed by fire, rebuilt, and then washed away by a hurricane. A shorter version of the original jetty was rebuilt. An old gum tree is the site of where South Australia in 1836 was declared a British colony. You cannot miss the Pioneer Memorial towering near the Ferris wheel, a leftover from a Luma Park amusement park located in Glenelg. The memorial is a tribute to the four colonists from the United Kingdom who came ashore from the HMS Buffalo. The Beachhouse is an indoor/outdoor amusement center offering waterslides, bumper cars, and mini golf. The Gleneig Beach has white sands and shallow water ideal for swimming. Glad we stopped here
Written 24 February 2023
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Azrael J
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
If you are catching a tram from North Terrace, you will eventually notice gum trees giving way to tall Norfolk pines. The Yorke Peninsula some hundred miles upstream soften the currents, making the waters of Glenelg perfect for families and inexperienced swimmers. Glenelg is not a museum to the body beautiful and surfers give this beach a wide berth, however, Glenelg is the perfect location for ice creams, paddle boating, sandcastles, aeroplane watching or long walks on the beach. There's plenty to do for free- there’s the jetty that juts out to the gulf, a kid friendly playground, a small museum, and a large field for those looking to kick a footy. Those that incline to pay, there’s a theme park with mini golf, water slides, and arcade games. A ride on the ferris wheel might cost a little but it affords a grand view of the gulf and the hills. For those rumbling tummies there’s plenty to graze at while in Glenelg. Penny pinchers can lookout for KFC while the gastronome can look forward to Stamford-their dining patio faces the gulf, making that high tea for one especially memorable. For al fresco dining, head towards Sammys at the marina. Stamford and Sammys not only offer the perfect luncheon opportunities, but also a "window" into the quintessential Southern lifestyle.
Written 3 January 2023
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