Adelaide’s most popular city beach has a seaside village vibe. With calm waters, it’s family friendly. Check out the historic shops and cafes of jetty road, or grab an ice cream and take a walk on the beach.
North of Glenelg is the smaller beach of Henley, with its picturesque jetty and pedestrian and dog-friendly cycling path. There are also great cafes right on the beach, with stunning views.
Set between Henley and Glenelg beaches is West Beach, a pristine quiet beach with a children’s playground, backed by a winding esplanade.
Head south and enjoy the wide (and less crowded) Christies Beach, perfect for swimming, surfing, bodyboarding or just having a bit of a paddle. Christies is a popular beach for a day trip or city break.
Head further south and you’ll come to Aldinga Beach, a unique beach where you can drive and park right on the sand. Aldinga is visually stunning and generally less crowded than Adelaide’s other beaches.
Planning a day at the beach? We have 5 tips for the perfect summer picnic.