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GlenelgAdelaide

Enjoy the delights of the ocean, a pretty coastline, heritage architecture and a fun-filled amusement park at this charming beach resort on the edge of Adelaide.

Stroll along the jetty, feel the sea breeze on your face, swim with dolphins and dine on the region’s sumptuous seafood in Glenelg, Adelaide’s beloved waterfront resort. The bayside suburb is a traditional spot for day trips from the city centre.

Glenelg’s wide sandy beach frames the shining waters of Holdfast Bay. Take a sailboat trip, drop a line for fish and squid, dive, snorkel or surf. Dolphins and seals roam here and you can see them up close on a tour departing from the main marina. Wander along the Glenelg Pier that juts out into the sea and look back at the lovely view.

Admire the stately architecture across from the gorgeous beach. Go on a journey through history by following the Federation Trail walking track, which will take you past important heritage buildings. Learn about the history of this area at the Bay Discovery Centre in Glenelg Town Hall, which also hosts changing art exhibitions throughout the year.

Take the kids for a day of fun at The Beachouse, an amusement park with waterslides, Ferris wheels and other rides. Delight in the variety of foods on Jetty Road or head to the busy Holdfast Shores Marina to shop or watch a vivid sunset while you try local seafood and South Australian wines.

The region’s first European settlers lived along the shores of Glenelg and Holdfast Bay, the traditional lands of the Kaurna Aboriginal people. Walk along this pretty coastline and enjoy the natural environment or venture south to the headlands at Seacliff and the small hamlet of Brighton. In Glenelg North find the wide green space of Anderson Reserve, Patawalonga Lake and the Sturt River.

Reach Glenelg’s Moseley Square from central Adelaide by hopping aboard a vintage tramcar on the city’s last remaining tramway. It’s an easy trip of around 10 kilometres (6.2 miles). Glenelg is ideal to explore on foot, but there are bus services available as well.



Top Hotels in Glenelg

Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
The price is $98 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Located in Glenelg, this luxury hotel is steps from Jetty Road and Glenelg Jetty. Glenelg Beach and West Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

4.2/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Great location right on the beach and close to bars and restaurants. Room was spacious and nice, although a little dated. General hotel facilities require cleaning."…"

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Stamford Grand Adelaide
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
The price is $101 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Located in Glenelg, this beachfront aparthotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and West ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,307 reviews)

"So close to the beach out the doors and you are on the beach"…"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
760 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, SA
The price is $76 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3

Located in Glenelg, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of The Beachhouse, Glenelg Beach, and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and West Beach are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (996 reviews)

"it is in a great location..can walk restaurants and beach also glenelg shopping center....we had a balcony room on the 11th floor and it was fantastic views room was very clean and comfortable and couldnt fault anything and will def be back"…"

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
4.5 out of 5
25 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $101 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27

Located in Glenelg, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of The Beachhouse and Glenelg Beach. Glenelg Jetty and West Beach are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,651 reviews)

"Always good here. Close to bay. Nice pool. Great views"…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
4 out of 5
13 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
The price is $104 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Located in Glenelg, this beach motel is steps from The Beachhouse, Moseley Square, and Bay Discovery Centre. Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (957 reviews)

"Simple, clean, renovated rooms, friendly staff, great location"…"

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Buffalo Motor Inn
Buffalo Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
766 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, SA
The price is $94 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Located in Glenelg, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of The Beachhouse and Glenelg Beach. Glenelg Jetty and West Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

4.1/5Very Good! (479 reviews)
great stay

"Very friendly staff. Room was clean. A little out dated but in an excellent position, walking distance to Main Street and beach"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Buffalo Motor Inn
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