Glenelg Beach

Glenelg Beach: Address, Glenelg Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Glenelg Beach
4.5
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Glenelg is a popular beach-side suburb of the South Australian capital of Adelaide. Located on the shore of Holdfast Bay in Gulf St Vincent, it has become a popular tourist destination due to its beach and many attractions, home to several hotels and dozens of restaurants.
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baysidemarg
Brisbane, Australia86 contributions
Glenelg beach
May 2021 • Friends
After our wine tour we travelled through Glenelg on our way back. Decided to come back. Easy to get here without a car, just caught the tram. Easy peasy. There’s a lovely beach, plus a water park for the family. Great spot
Written June 6, 2021
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westy54
Sydney, Australia6,617 contributions
Attractive beach with lots of white sand, a jetty, lots of hotel and apartment development and very few waves.
May 2021
We took a tram for the very pleasant 30 minute trip from the city to within just over 100 metres from the beach at Glenelg.

The beach, from headland to headland, was quite wide with white sand and quite a long jetty and the surf, on the day that we visited, was very flat with no waves at all to speak of. As a result it was not difficult to see why this beach was so popular being close to the city with a number of activities for families (including a good number of beach volley ball courts) and lots of cafes and restaurants and a beach promenade to walk or cycle along.

I thought that one of the downsides was the substantial amount of development that had been allowed to be constructed along the beach front.
Written June 5, 2021
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Ashlee L
1 contribution
badly
Aug 2020
I tourist from Sweeden and Glenelg dont have any help signs for me. The beach was good and clean.
Thank you
Written June 2, 2021
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empress_cherry
Canberra, Australia605 contributions
must do
May 2021
It's stunning at sunset, but it's pretty any time. There are no waves, so I think it's safe for swimming for everyone (but I didn't try because it was too cold). It was clean and uncrowded.
This place is easily reachable on the tram, I think's a must see, even on short trips to Adelaide.
Written May 26, 2021
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Louise J
Sydney, Australia25 contributions
Glenelg Beach. SA
May 2021 • Couples
An amazing sunset, a great place to take in the vista. Really clean and safe to walk around and to swim
Written May 1, 2021
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Victorianlad
Melbourne, Australia16,458 contributions
Great beach with plenty to do
Apr 2021
This pleasant, safe for children beach is easy to reach from the Adelaide CBD by the frequent Adelaide Metro's Glenelg tram. I purchased a Metrocard prior to travel and loaded it with $10.

The pier doesn't end in a cafe, which is a bit disappointing, but it's still OK.

Sand seemed clean and free of glass shards.

I love how the Glenelg shops are adjacent. Easy to walk to lunch!
Written April 30, 2021
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Chris W
Budapest, Hungary354 contributions
Life's a beach
Apr 2021 • Couples
White sand, clear water, plenty of amenities, what's not to like. Easy to get to by tram, car or bike.
Written April 11, 2021
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Kawana Travellers
Kawana Island, Australia2,130 contributions
Spectacular coastline
Apr 2021 • Couples
Glenelg beach is absolutely stunning, with crystal clear water and fabulous white sand. Perfect for families, lots of small waves, wonderfully safe for swimming.
Written April 4, 2021
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Ana010203
Adelaide, Australia163 contributions
Very family friendly. Beautiful beach.
Mar 2021
Very beautiful beach. Family friendly, enjoy the early morning walk along the beach. It was a nice weekend outing.
Written March 28, 2021
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Lindajwil
Heathcote, Australia177 contributions
Fun Day Out
Mar 2021 • Family
Always fun to go to Glenelg beach by tram from the city. It is a fairly safe shallow flat beach and kids can swim or just paddle. The shorefront has a great park for younger children and who can resist a walk out on the jetty. Plenty of fish and chips and ice-cream shop choices!
Written March 23, 2021
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