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  • Glenelg: Best local beach in Adelaide

    Posted by Krystle Aunger March 26, 2014 - 961 views - 0 comments - 0 likes - #food  #party  #beach  #kids  #Tram  #shopping  #Glenelg  #Clubbing  #Mall  #Jetty 

    If you only get one chance to visit the beach whilst you’re in Adelaide, you should spend that chance on Glenelg, Adelaide’s most popular beach.


    Glenelg is located a very convenient 9km from Adelaide and getting there is easy. The one and only tram in Adelaide runs direct from the city to the beach in 30 minutes. On the tram ride you’ll pass through Adelaide’s suburbs and Jetty Road, a huge open air-mall which lines the road for about a kilometre all the way to the Glenelg foreshore. Jetty Road is a popular shopping precinct and amongst the fashion stores you’ll find restaurants, cafes, galleries, gift shops and more. It’s also one of the only malls you can get away with shopping in your bikini. The tram terminates at Moseley Square, a large open popular meeting and public event space right on the beach foreshore.


    The Glenelg Jetty is like an extension of Jetty Road across the golden sand and into the water. With the original jetty being wrecked by a storm in the 40s, the second and current jetty stands strong at a modest 215m. Underneath the jetty is a popular shade refuge particularly in summer, so be prepared to fight for a shady spot, whilst on top of the Jetty is a popular fishing and walking spot.


    Along the foreshore are luxury apartments and a beach house. The Beachhouse is a fun house with dodgem cars, bumper boats, mini golf, waterslides and more. This little list of activities will set you back about $30. People of all ages enjoy the Beachhouse.


    If you’re into the clubbing/party scene, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights are the times to be at Glenelg. There are a few spots where the drinks flow into the early hours of the morning and the dance floor heats up.


    My favoruite time to visit Glenelg is at sunset/dusk. I love watching the sunset over the water, and on cooler evenings sipping a coffee whilst watching, or wondering Jetty Road to find a dessert café for waffles and coffee.