Beaches

Metropolitan Area

Glenelg

Located only 10km from the centre of Adelaide, Glenelg is a popular vibrant seaside suburb. The main street of Jetty road features many speciality shops and a tram service to and from the city. Glenelg is the site of South Australia's original mainland settlement in 1836, it features a visitor information centre, sandy white beaches, 7 day shopping with over 200 speciality shops, museums and galleries, restaurants and cafes and plenty of holiday accommodation. It's also home to the Beachouse, a fantastic amusement complex with waterslides, dodgem cars and more. Enjoy a drink and soak up the view at the Stamford Grand Hotel on the esplanade, or enjoy a meal whilst watching the boats cruise in to the marina at Holdfast Shores.

Henley Beach

Henley Beach is one of the two closest beaches to Adelaide central business district and is a favorite spot to cool off after work on hot summer evenings. Henley's bustling centre of beach side activity revolves around the grassy foreshore, jetty and alfresco cafe precinct. There are nine restaurants within the precinct offering a variety of cuisine including Thai, Greek, Italian and good old Aussie fish and chips.

Fleurieu Peninsula

Horseshoe Bay, Pt Elliot

Horseshoe Bay located at Port Elliot on the Fleurieu Peninsula is a picturesque and sheltered swimming bay,offering swimming & body surfing for all ages. A favourite spot for families, particular during the Xmas holiday period. Enjoy what is arguably South Australia’s best fish and chips at the conveniently located Flying Fish Cafe, overlooking the bay.

Middleton Beach

An extremely popular holiday spot for locals from Adelaide to spend their holidays, Middleton has an abundance of holiday homes for rent and enjoys a relaxed laid back vibe.

Boomer Beach

Boomer by name, booming by nature, such is the way of the angry ocean surf off Encounter Bay. Not for the faint hearted, the ocean swell comes barrelling in from Antarctica and lashes Port Elliot's renowned surf beach. Not just for surfing, Boomer is also a popular spot for visitors to be on the lookout for the southern right whale, who in winter will claim this area its territory, as it cruises effortlessly offshore, heading towards it’s northern breeding grounds.

Kangaroo Island

Vivonne Bay

Once proclaimed the ‘best beach' in Australia, Vivonne Bay is a long, curved, sandy beach superb for picnics, beachcombing, surfing and fishing. Experienced surfers enjoy the wonderful turquoise waters; fishing from the jetty, beach, boat or the Harriet River mouth is excellent. The beach can be reached by taking the road just past the Vivonne Bay store. Safe swimming areas can be found near the jetty or the sandy-bottomed Harriet River that enters the bay nearby. On the other side of the river, Point Ellen provides photographers with spectacular views of the Southern Ocean sending its waves crashing onto the cliff-face. Vivonne Bay is the only safe harbour on the south coast of the Island and is the base for crayfishing boats from November to May. Barbecue, picnic areas, toilets and camping facilities are available

Island Beach

Known locally as Millionaires' Row for its fabulous real estate, Island Beach is the quintessential beach holiday location. Fringed by dense bush land, the sandy beach stretches almost as far as the eye can see and provides very safe swimming. A walk along the coast towards American River has plenty of bird watching opportunities. Boats can be launched from the beach

Limestone Coast

Long Beach

Long Beach is approximately 12 km long. Four wheel drive vehicles can generally drive on Long Beach without worrying at any time of year. If you have a two wheel drive, from roughly October to April the tide goes out and the sand is hard allowing you to drive on this beautiful beach.

Yorke Peninsula

Edithburgh

Sultana Point, just south of Edithburgh is a quiet beach with a number of shacks and dwellings lining the foreshore. There is limited access here due to property owners, with the best access at the southern end of the beach. The long white beach here is fantastic for swimming, and you can even watch the majestic wind towers at Wattle Point Wind Farm and you relax in the crystal blue waters.

The Edithburgh Tidal Pool is an enclosed pool area, which is extremely popular for swimming. Also nearby is a small beach area perfect for swimming. Further along the Edithburgh foreshore, you will find the beach immediately in front of the Edithburgh Caravan Park; this beach is popular for small children to swim. Swimming and diving is popular from the town jetty. The beach at nearby Wattle Point is good for activities, such as swimming or fishing.

Black Point

Black Point's long stretch of sand edging a glistening bay makes it a popular destination for holiday makers. One of the few remaining holiday spots where you can stay in accommodation right on the beach and soak up the views. Relax while fishing, swimming, sailing, boating or crabbing. Black Point is centrally located on eastern Yorke Peninsula, which is home to fantastic beachside towns, premier surfing destinations, heritage sites, great restaurants and more.

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