Glenelg & Surrounds

Glenelg South Australia has something to offer everyone, with beautiful beaches, top-class eating and entertaining facilities, and a ‘Golden Mile’ of shopping. For the sport-minded, there’s boating, fishing, beach volleyball, scuba diving, golf, and lawn bowls or simply take a leisurely walk or laze in the sun. Lim’s (Chinese & Malaysian Cuisine) offer our guests a special discount in their award winning restaurant and other leading restaurants feature in our compendium.

Local attractions include the “Temptation” cruise where you can swim with dolphins, “The Beachouse” amusement park with rides, games, waterslides and minigolf.

The city of Adelaide, “Skycity” Casino, Festival Theatre and Convention Centre, are only 15 minutes drive by car, or 35 minutes by the Glenelg Tram, which runs regularly to the CBD of Adelaide, South Australia. The Domestic and International Airport can be reached in 10 minutes, and Morphettville Racecourse and the “Magic Millions” is only 5 minutes drive. And of course, within an hours’ drive, there’s the world renowned Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wine regions.

Many tourists from within Australia travel to the Adelaide coast, with picturesque beaches being among the main attractions. As well as swimming from the shore, visitors can also get a different view of the coast by taking a wildlife cruise. Temptation Sailing’s dolphin swim cruise is a must for visitors to Glenelg South Australia, offering the chance not only to see the dolphins, but to swim with them. It’s an unforgettable experience which will be a highlight of any visit to the area. Surfing is also possible on many beaches in Adelaide, with the most famous including Moana. If you want to take a trip further afield, Glenelg is a base for many day trips, including visits to the iconic destination of Kangaroo Island, which you can reach either by car and ferry or by flying from Adelaide Airport.

For the best of both worlds, there’s no place like “The Bay”.


The Mayor of Sussex

38 Sussex Street, Glenelg SA 5045, Australia

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Stay on Sussex

33 Sussex Street, Glenelg SA 5045, Australia

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Park View on Colley

764 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg, SA, 5045, Australia

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Bayview Apartments

764 Anzac Hwy, Glenelg, SA, 5045, Australia

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Bayswaterfront Apartments

17 Adelphi Terrace, Glenelg North, SA, 5045, Australia

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Glenelg Beach, South Australia


With its white sands and Mediterranean climate, it’s easy to see why historic Glenelg is such a top resort. The busy beach is well looked after, with the sand being filtered every day to keep it clean. It’s possible to swim in safety here because of the low waves, and there are patrols by the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club. Along the beaches between Glenelg and Seacliff, a sand bar forms in summer and swimmers are advised to stay within the inner bar. If you’ve always wanted to discover scuba diving, this is the place to do it, as a leading diver training school, Adelaide Scuba, is based here. Fishing from the jetty is another popular attraction and there are many restaurants and shops, plus a choice of nightlife. You can find out more about what’s on offer by going along to the Glenelg Visitor Information Centre.

Somerton Beach, South Australia


In between Glenelg and nearby Brighton, Somerton Beach has a wide expanse of sand and a paved path running along the Esplanade. It’s a favourite with families, who enjoy the facilities here, including grassed parks with barbecues and children’s play areas which are very near to the sands. It’s possible to walk here from Glenelg – a distance of only around 1km – but, if you do decide to drive, parking is easier here than at some other resorts in the area. The beach has regular patrols organised by Somerton Surf Lifesaving Club to ensure safe swimming and the area is also dog-friendly. A popular beach cafe is another plus here.

Brighton Beach, South Australia


Just a short distance from Glenelg, Brighton is another popular beach, with a large area of sand which has been replenished over a number of years. Regular patrols make the beach here a great choice for swimming and snorkelling, and there is also a boat ramp. Kids will also enjoy the barbecue facilities and the jetty is popular for fishing. The resort has a good selection of shops and small restaurants, with an Art Deco atmosphere, where the specialities include seafood dishes.

Seacliff Beach, South Australia


This is another attractive nearby beach, to the south of Brighton, where boating is a popular activity. There are beach patrols, but you do need to be careful if swimming in the area of the rock flats, which is to the south of the sandy beach area. Seacliff is near to the Marino Conservation Park, which has spectacular views of the Adelaide coast and a range of walking trails.

West Beach, Henley Beach and Grange, South Australia


West Beach is a popular spot for surfing and fishing, plus boating. As well as its beach, this beach just to the north of Glenelg is also surrounded by parks and has a popular golf course. Slightly further to the north, Henley Beach and Grange are two more nearby family-friendly beaches with jetties, cafes and restaurants.

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Baybeachfront Apartments

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Baybeachfront is perfectly located right on the esplanade overlooking the Glenelg North beach. Features fully equipped 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, making it an ideal holiday spot for families, couples and small or large groups. Dolphin spotting is a regular occurrence and the sunsets are simply stunning at any time of the year.

Bayswaterfront Apartments

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Bayswaterfront Apartments sits on the bank of the Patawalonga marina on Adelphi Terrace in Glenelg North, with front facing apartments boasting beautiful lake views. 15 x two bedroom fully equipped self catering apartments available in the complex, which makes it ideal for groups travelling together. Property features multiple apartment styles with options ranging from budget concious to stylishly contemporary, and a select few feature private balconies and courtyards. Click on 'view details' to see the different apartments on offer.

Bayview Apartments

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Just a short stroll from the Glenelg beach and Jetty Road shops, Bayview comprises of five spacious fully self-contained family size apartments with an art deco chic style, modern conveniences and a homely atmosphere. You can't beat this location, and with three apartment styles to choose from, the front apartments featuring gorgeous park views of Wigley Reserve and some accommodating up to 6 persons, there's something for every type of traveller.
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