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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

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
The price is NT$2,752 per night

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

4.2/5Excellent! (2,223 reviews)

"Great location, friendly staff, easy access to the beach etc, great areas to walk"…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/9

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
4.5 out of 5
25 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
The price is NT$2,752 per night

Situated near the beach, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of The Beachhouse and Glenelg Beach. Glenelg Jetty and West Beach are also ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,625 reviews)

"The Privacy, the view and cleanliness were great. I like the location of the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 2020/4/7

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 NT$2,035 per night

Situated 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! (934 reviews)

"Great location; close to the beach and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on 2020/6/8

Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA

Situated on the boardwalk, 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! (1,048 reviews)

"We had a room on the 11th floor overlooking the sea, the views were amazing, room large and very clean. Staff very polite and helpful. Definitely will stay again"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/30

Stamford Grand Adelaide
Buffalo Motor Inn
Buffalo Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
766 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, SA
The price is NT$1,773 per night

Situated near the beach, 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! (475 reviews)

"had a room at the back nice and quiet close to beach and restaurants and pubs easy to find and access"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/11

Buffalo Motor Inn
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
760 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, SA
The price is NT$1,811 per night

Situated near the airport, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of The Beachhouse, Glenelg Beach, and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and West Beach are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"Quiet close to the beach and parks. Car parking nearby"…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/21

Atlantic Tower Motor Inn

Popular places to visit in Glenelg

Glenelg Jetty
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Glenelg Jetty

4.5/5(28 reviews)

Iridescent blue waters surround the historic structure that juts out from one of Adelaide’s most popular beaches and into the beautiful Gulf St Vincent.

The Beachhouse
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The Beachhouse

5/5(3 reviews)

Ferris wheels, water slides and fairy floss add up to hours of fun for all ages at this beachside amusement park.

Jetty Road
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Jetty Road

4/5(9 reviews)

During your trip to Adelaide, you can search for that perfect souvenir at Jetty Road. Amble around this relaxing area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Moseley Square
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Moseley Square

Learn about the local history of Adelaide with a stop at Moseley Square. Check out the spas and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Glenelg Town Hall
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Glenelg Town Hall

Glenelg Town Hall is just one of the places to see in Adelaide, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Check out the spas and top-notch restaurants in this walkable area.

Glenelg Beach
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Glenelg Beach

4.5/5(45 reviews)

This historic settlement is a thriving cultural destination, right on the beach.

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Glenelg South

Beaches, shopping, and restaurants highlight some of the notable features of Glenelg South. Make a stop by Glenelg Beach while you're exploring.

Glenelg South
Glenelg Beach featuring landscape views, a sunset and a pebble beach

Glenelg North

Beaches and abundant dining options are well-reviewed features of Glenelg North. Make a stop by top sights like Holdfast Marina while you're exploring the area.

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Henley Beach

Travelers like the beaches in Henley Beach, and Henley Beach is a top attraction you might want to visit.

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Adelaide Central Business District

4.5/5Wonderful!(174 area reviews)

Travelers to Adelaide Central Business District praise its popular shops. If you've got some more time to explore, be sure to make a stop by Rundle Mall and Victoria Square.

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North Adelaide

North Adelaide is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Zoo while you're in town.

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West Lakes

West Lakes is popular for its ample dining options, and you might make a stop by Westfield West Lakes, a top place to visit in the area.

West Lakes