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Glenelg, SA

Glenelg is Adelaide‘s most popular beach destination. It’s always buzzing with people enjoying the sand and sea, foreshore parks and summer entertainment. Stroll along the jetty. Browse through the hundreds of shops and dining at sidewalk cafes along Jetty Road.


Moseley Square, where Jetty Road meets the beach, is the terminus for the City-to-Bay Tram, synonymous with Glenelg for 70 years and used and adored by residents, commuters, shoppers and visitors every day.


Nearby Holdfast Shores Marina is the base for Temptation Sailing’s dolphin cruises and the new Hel.A.Va Jet Boat – an exhilarating fully enclosed jet boat providing thrilling rides along the coast.

The Bay Discovery Centre at Glenelg Town Hall tracks the history of Holdfast Bay and its evolution into today’s seaside lifestyle. Also at the Town Hall, the Rodney Fox Shark Experience is the living history of this world-famous underwater and shark adventurer.

Must See and Do:
· Jetty Road, Glenelg
. Bay Discovery Centre
· Federation and Proclamation Trails
. Rodney Fox Shark Experience
. Holdfast Shores Marina
. Temptation Sailing Dolphin Cruises and Hel.A.Va Jet Boat
· HMS Buffalo
. Jetty Road, Brighton
· Kingston Park Coastal Reserve


Five kilometres south along the Esplanade, is the seaside hamlet of Brighton, also a favourite beach playground, with a delightful village atmosphere along its own Jetty Road.

At Kingston Park, Kingston House is the oldest building in Holdfast Bay, built in 1840 and set on a three-acre reserve with stunning coastal views. On the foreshore, a striking monument by South Australia sculptor John Dowie marks one of the significant spring sites on the Tjilbruke Trail and a wheelchair-friendly boardwalk heads south to Marino Rocks.

Where to stay?


  • Active
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Romance
  • City
  • Cultural
  • Eco Tourism
  • Environmental
  • Food and Wine
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Indulgence/Luxury
  • Nature based
  • Relaxation
  • Soft Adventure

Popular Activities

  • City Sightseeing
  • Cruising
  • Cycling
  • Golfing
  • Sailing
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Adventure
  • Fishing
  • Nightlife
  • Wildlife
  • Fishing - Beach
  • Beach
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Jet Boating

About Glenelg

  • Locality: Suburb
  • Glenelg Postcode: 5045
  • State: South Australia
  • Region: Adelaide
  • Latitude: -34.98015
  • Longitude: 138.51772
  • Elevation: 13m
  • Population: 3349
  • Median Income: $39104
  • Area (Sq/km): 0.955
  • Timezone: Australia/Adelaide

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