Holidays in Adelaide Australia: Explore Glenelg

Need inspiration for holidays in Adelaide Australia? Hop on a tram and make the 25 minute journey to Glenelg Beach. It's the perfect introduction to South Australia's legendary beaches.

This gorgeous stretch of coastline is Adelaide's most popular beach destination. The beach itself boasts silky white sand and safe swimming conditions (which is patrolled almost every day of the year), while Jetty Road has a bustling village atmosphere. You'll find boutique shops, book stores and al fresco dining along this kilometre long strip.

The nearby Beachouse Entertainment Complex has plenty to keep the whole family amused, including water slides, mini golf and arcade games. For something a little more upmarket, try the new Holdfast Shores marina and complex - which offers fine dining and quality shopping on the waterfront. This good range of activities are part of the reason why Glenelg appeals to such a wide variety of tourists and locals.

Glenelg Town Hall and the fascinating Bay Discovery Centre are well worth a visit when you need a break from all that swimming and sun-baking. You'll learn about the history of Glenelg and its significance to Adelaide.

But if you can't tear yourself away from the beach, there's plenty of water-based activities on offer at Glenelg. Temptation Sailing offer a real once-in-a-lifetime experience: the chance to swim with dolphins in their natural environment.

The weekend is a great time to visit Glenelg - although it's busier, there's a lovely buzz about the place, the market stalls are set up and you'll often find street entertainment.


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