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11 Adelaide Beaches

 
  • 01Visit Glenelg Beach

    Glenelg Beach is the most popular and sought after metropolitan beach of Adelaide city. With easy access the beach is only a 20 minutes drive from city centre or for all those who love ethnicity can ride the vintage tram in North terrace and land at Moseley Square to take a small turn and reach the wonderful location. Sandy beaches, brilliant views, rippling gush of waters, buzzing of shopping strip at Jetty road, beach sports like volleyball, nice eateries, great nightlife, the location is a jam packed entertainment package for all visitors.



    Apart from all the thriving and buzzing, one can get some good ocean adventures here too which includes snorkelling and scuba diving. Dolphin sailing tours are also quite popular here. For all the enthusiastic hearts the overnight adventure on a fishing carter is truly alluring. Some of the best restaurants are present on the beach side serving a host of cuisines for all to savour. 

  • 02Visit Henley Beach

    When it comes to visiting beaches in Adelaide, one can never miss a trip to the exotic Henley beach and explore the beauty of the location. Similar to Glenelg beach, Henley beach can also be reached by fetching a tram ride from the city centre and is much easy to access. Surrounded by classy, top rated sea food restaurants the bustling Henley square is one of the must visit destination to enjoy and savour , the mouth melting tastes of versatile sea food cuisines.



    The shoreline stretches far away and what more swimming is allowed here. So take a quick dip and get refreshed enjoying the lovely beach. There are awesome activities that can be done here but one that really feels good is the nature walk following the River Torrens Linear Park trail that starts from the city and goes straight to the Henley beach. One of the best places to spend a quality evening, this is indeed a must visit destination. 
  • 03Visit Semaphore Beach

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    Bounded by a thick border of sand dunes, the popular Semaphore Beach is a place for all those who love to explore the historical side of Adelaide and know more about the rich culture of the city. Semaphore Beach is wide long beach beautifies with expansive foreshore and boulevard which remains effortlessly adorned by Art Deco buildings. Almost a replica of the grandeur of the Palais, this is undoubtedly a fascinating location to spend quality and experience classic gourmet coupled with best in class wine collection.

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    Other attractions nearby includes Semaphore’s iconic Time Ball Tower, historic buildings, ferry wheel, awe some boutiques and historic pubs. So go ahead and visit the destination for good time spend. Accommodation in the nearby location remains available for the interested visitors.  
  • 04Visit Christies Beach

    Based at a distance from the city centre, Christies Beach is another beautiful location to visit in Adelaide. With crystal clear water and towering cliffs the place is well beautified to enjoy fascinating scenic view that mesmerizes every mind. The beach is long and spacious that makes room for all and never feels too much crowded. Covered with small eateries run by locales this is an excellent sun soaking beach where one can spend some good time in the serene ambience, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Beach sports like volleyball is common here.



    For all the coffee lovers, Viscous coffee at Christies beach s quite famous and a must stop. Coupled with great local snacks this is indeed a must have.
  • 05Visit Aldinga Beach

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    Based in the southern suburb of Adelaide, the Aldinga beach is one of the sought after beaches in South Australia. Adjacent to Port Willunga, the beautiful beach is about 50 minutes drive from the city centre. Especially in the summer days the beach provides great solace and remains quite crowded with both natives and visitors. The greatest attraction of the beach is its lovely blue waters that contrast perfectly with the sandy beaches forming a pictorial location admired by all.



    The aqua marine waters are safe for swimming and other water sports which are indulged into by visitors. Snorkelling and diving is also allowed in these waters making it quite popular among the adventure seekers. Cars are allowed n the beach though the speed limit is maintained at 10km/hour. One can also take pets to the beach area only if they are kept on leash during the peak time. Plenty of accommodation is available near the beach area for the people who want to stay here. 
  • 06Maslin Beach

    Located in the suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia, Maslin Beach is a famous beach of the city of Onkaparinga and the tourists can relish the beachside experience with their family and friends. The name of this beach is kept based on the town of Maslin Beach and it refers to the South Australian suburb.. It offers an alluring scenic walk, serene conditions, as well as crystal clear water. It provides the pleasure to experience one of the most beautiful sunsets of the evening. The best attraction that it offers the visitors cliff-lined recreation reserve starting from Maslin Beach town and ending at the Balance Point in the South. The first official beach whose southern half is declared as Australia’s nude beach and this area is away from rest of the beach.

    Highlights: Less crowd, Lovely sunset, Eye-soothing coastal and cliff landscape, regular as well as Nudist section and more. 
  • 07Grange Beach

    Located 11 kilometers from the Adelaide City Center, in the City of Charles Sturt, Grange Beach is another coastal suburb of Adelaide in South Australia. It is considered to be the quietest beach of the city of Adelaide with a flat surface of ocean and plenty of shade. The nearest hotel where the visitors can stay is the Grange Hotel on the avenue at the Grange Beach. Here, one can find all the modern as well as basic facilities essential for a comfortable and peaceful stay. The front area of the hotel provides an amazing view of the calm ocean. Dine in facilities are also available here. Also, there are few parks and reserves in the suburb that offer a playing field. The green area in the heart of the suburb is said to be the location of Charles Sturt’s cottage.

    Highlights: free parking space, waterfront café, a decent pub.
  • 08Seacliff Beach

    Situated in the City of Holdfast Bay, Seacliff Beach is a suburb of Adelaide City and this suburb is adjacent to Brighton, Kingston Park, and Seacliff Park, Mario. Being South Australia’s most popular stretch of beach, seacliff allows the tourists to experience the most amazing beach holiday ever. It is backed by a park in the south direction, two club houses, and a caravan park, accompanied by boat ramp and a car parking area. It comprises of fronting rock flats as well as a high tide sand section, with a shallow sand bar taking the rocks to the north. Offering a good and easy access and a wide range of facilities and utilities, it provides a safe swimming experience with a very gentle surf. The visitors will not be able resist such an enjoyable place where there are water sports as well.

     Highlights: swimming, surfing, fishing, sailing club, life saving club.
  • 09Second Valley Beach

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    A beach located just 90 kms from Adelaide, South Australia, second valley is sheltered in a valley amidst the farming lands. There is no specific season that one needs to find for going to this beach, the tourists can take pleasure of this beautiful beach during any time of the year. Named after a coastal town on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, second valley has been rated amongst the top ten beaches of this country. It is perfect blend of spectacular scenic view as well as a beautiful beach to bask on. The Jetty Store offers delicious take away meals to tingle your taste buds and if you are a fishing fan, it provides you all kind of equipment required for fishing. In fact, second valley is a beach that offers something for everyone.

    Highlights: Be it bush walking, fishing or swimming, no one would return without enjoying.
  • 10Noarlunga Beach

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    Being a small sea-side suburb in the City of Onkaparinga, South Australia, Noarlunga Beach possesses a population of 2,632 and is located approximately 30 kilometers to the south of the Adelaide City Center. It serves as popular holiday destination presently but was created as a sea port. It is a long beach having ample space for surfing in the South Port area, the surfing can be done at reasonable rates. To the south, it is bounded by the river Onkaparinga and by Gulf St. Vincent to the west. Christies Beach lies to its north whereas Noarlunga Downs and Noarlunga Centre rest to the east of Noarlunga Beach. Like any other beach, this one also does not lag behind in terms of enjoyment and recreational activities.

    Highlights: One can go for activities like swimming, fishing, and fishing and all of them are relatively safe, secure, and available at affordable prices.
  • 11Port Willunga

    Image Credit : Michael Coghlan
    Pay a visit to the semi-rural suburb of Adelaide, South Australia that is popular for seaside restaurants, shipwreck, and as a sparkling beach area. This beach was once considered one of the busiest out ports of South Australia and now is hailed as the most famous holiday spot. The best time to visit this beach during the summer season. It can be a good idea to spend your scorching summers at the invigorating beachside. It is surrounded by cliffs from all the sides and interestingly, where these cliffs stand, fishermen once carved caves to store their nets and boats. It has many historical facts associated that would excite the visitors to great extent. The leftover of the collection of the town’s jetty that was destroyed, back in 1915. The anciently build Seaview Hotel is another amazing element of the interesting history of this place.

    Highlights: Cave Climbing, swimming, and much more.