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Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

Melbourne, Australia
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Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

What's there to do? Are there bbq facilities or a picnic area near the beach?

I'm planning to go on Sunday and need as much info as possible, the website doesn't really say. Thanks

Adelaide, Australia
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1. Re: Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

Noarlunga and Christies are residential suburbs south of Adelaide, and though on the coast have limited if any facilities for the visitor.

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2. Re: Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

Check the weather too - although it won't be cold, I think rain has been forecast.

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3. Re: Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

Hi coolitz

The Rotary park at the end of Beach Rd/Christies beach has been upgraded and now has bbq's, it's across from the beach. Jubilee Park Adventure playground Saltfleet st, Pt Noarlunga you will find bbq's next to this or head down to Moana further south.

Goolwa,Pt Elliot, Victor Harbour may be of more interest/things to do.

Beach Rd/Christies beach is a shopping street, supermarkets etc(not very exciting) and does not have the same 'buzz' as Jetty Rd Glenelg. Onkaparinga Council have announced their 'tram plan' talk of a tram to run along Beach rd connecting Christies Beach with Noarlunga Centre. Wow!!

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4. Re: Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

stayed out at christies a couple of months ago, brother in law lives there and we were heading out to McLaren Vale for a concert. Have to agree that theres not much at the beach there, though we did manage to find a pretty good lunch at a cafe right on the beach front (can't remember the name though, was near the corner of Gulfview Rd).

Stuff all accomodation in the area as well (at least that we could find) with the only options being the caravan park and the very dodgy rooms we wound up with at the pub, so hope your staying elsewhere in Adelaide or further down the coast.

Would agree with other comments that Glenelg or Goolwa would offer more to see and do.

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5. Re: Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

You may not have ideal weather for a picnic this sunday.. sadly

Christies is a nice beach but the surrounds are less than nice. Port Noarlunga much better. If you have children with you definitely head to the playground near the river... head south from the main roundabout and you'll see it on the left next to the river.

Port Noarlunga is lovely, better on a warm day when one can snorkel the reef. You'll find some shops to wander, some cafe's and a kiosk. If the weather is less than salubrious then I'd head over to McLaren Vale or Willunga for a stroll.

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6. Re: Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

Thanks for that guys. I saw the forecast and it's quite bad eh? So we're thinking of going to Glenelg instead, near the marina - at least it'll have a playground & BBQ spot and the beach is quite close.

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7. Re: Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

Glenelg is a better choice

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8. Re: Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

Um.. the original post was back in march.. I think the OP has been and gone by now.

Re "better" choice... on a nice day Port Noarlunga is a wonderful place.. different, to be sure, to glenelg but also attractions that Glenelg does NOT have (such as a wonderful reef to snorkel)

Neither would be a "better" choice than the other unless there was something specific the inquirer was after. Both have restaurants, cafes, a jetty and playgrounds nearby.

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9. Re: Port Noarlunga & Christie's Beach

Hi guys! Thanks for the responses, we ended up going to Glenelg - near the marina. It was a sunny/rainy day - it just couldn't make up its mind. lol

I'd love to go back to Noarlunga for some snorkeling or diving in summer.

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