13 Sep Best Beaches in Adelaide
We know it’s spring but summer is just round the corner so we thought we’d share the best beaches in Adelaide with you!
1. Glenelg Beach
The best thing about Glenelg beach is it’s location. It’s situated near Jetty Road which is lined with bars, restaurants and shops. Just a 35 minute tram ride from the city, Glenelg is a great spot for all ages. Located between Jetty Road and the beach you’ll see Moseley Square. A charming spot perfect for grabbing an ice cream or taking a moment to chill and people watch.
There’s a path that runs along the beach, all the way to the next suburb – Brighton It’s is an excellent walk (about 5km) if you feel like a spot of exercise. Locals also ride their bikes along the path. Not far from here is the beach.
Glenelg beach invites a range of people from families with kids to singles, young and older couples. The area close to the jetty is always pretty busy but if you walk away from the Jetty (towards Brighton) you’ll get away from the hustle and bustle and find a quiet spot by the rocks.
When you’re done with your fun in the sun head down to The Grand for a beer and live music. We’re also located here so if you fancy a game of mini golf, a go on the water slides or a bit of fun and games in our arcade – come and see us!
2. Brighton Beach
Mentioned earlier, Brighton is a suburb roughly a one hour walk away from Glenelg. This beach is just as beautiful as Glenelg and is more family orientated. There’s another Jetty Road near the beach that has shops, bars and restaurants if you want to take a break from the waves and sun.
You’ll notice a memorial arch nearby. Traditional Dawn Services are held here annually on Anzac Day to commemorate fallen service men and women.
Our favourite part of Brighton (aside from the beach) is the Windsor Theatre. A cinema built in 1925 that is full of charm and totally delightful! You can watch two back to back movies for $10. No booking required!
Known as “Mowies” by the locals Moana is a gorgeous beach roughly 45 mins from Adelaide city. You’ll need a car to get there. If you’ve road tripped to Adelaide in a 4×4, drive and park on the beach. You’ll see many locals do this. Moana’s water is super clear and has the odd wave roll in. Take down your skim or body board if you have one.
Moana has a unique desolate feel. There aren’t many bars or restaurants around. With the exception of Deep Blue Cafe which is an awesome spot for a coffee or bite to eat.
Moana Beach Tourist Park is really close to the beach if you fancy camping for the weekend 🙂
If you’re up for an adventure and want to venture a bit further than Glenelg and Moana – go and check out Aldinga beach.
An hour and a bit drive down south from the city, Aldinga is a terrific beach known for its marine life and kayaking routes. There’s a good chance you’ll see dolphins if you take the kayak out! Rent your kayaks from Lou’s Shack.
Many people have called Aldinga “South Australia’s best kept secret” so make sure you check it out!
Another 30 mins from Aldinga you’ll find Normanville. A real slice of paradise with crystal blue waters and beautiful white sand.
It’s a relatively quiet town that receives a lot of family visitors but is also a good spot for a mates getaway. There are a of couple caravan parks in the area: Jetty Caravan Park and Beachside Holiday Park .
If you head to Normanville Main Road there are some excellent restaurants and cafés – many of which are vegan or vegetarian. We highly recommend Little Sister!