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  • Port Noarlunga
    Port Noarlunga
    by lovinoz
  • Here the beach of Glenalg.
    Here the beach of Glenalg.
    by Alphons
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    Coastal Trail Hike - Seals and Birds Galore!

    by lovinoz Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Incredible scenery and quite the good workout at about 7.2 kms one way!

    This trail is fantastic - we just did part of it yesterday and the views were amazing! The part we covered was from Kingston Park to Hallett Cove and back.

    We even saw 5 seals splashing around in the surf!!

    Take warm enough clothing if it is a cold day since it gets quite windy.

    Go to the website below to see some photos.

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    SNORKEL at PORT NOARLUNGA

    by lovinoz Written Feb 16, 2006

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    SNORKEL at PORT NOARLUNGA
    You can see in the photo below that the reef goes parallel to the shore, making the whole area inside the lagoon very calm. You can walk halfway down the jetty and swim the rest of the way to the reef for the best snorkelling. There used to be stairs at the very end of the jetty, but they were removed for repairs a couple months ago. Hopefully new ones will be put up soon since it is a long swim. There is a metal ladder at the very end of the jetty, but it is very long and not recommended for people with fear of heights or low upper body strength.

    The last section of the jetty is closed for fishing as it is a National Marine Park, as is the whole reef.

    WHAT TO BRING
    Pack anything you want for your lunch or if you prefer, there are a few takeaway shops very close to the beach.

    Plan to bring a swimsuit, towel, snorkel and sunblock if you want to jump in. If you do not have a snorkel, mask and fins, there is a dive shop about 150 meters from the beach which rents out this equipment ($18/day). Do not forget sunblock and maybe a hat as well!

    You can take a fishing pole if you are inspired to.

    Port Noarlunga
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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    Off to the beach I go! Day out to Henley Beach

    by xuessium Written Dec 30, 2005

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    The last day in Adelaide, the gang splitted up for the day to pursue what we want to do.

    Purchased a day-ticket on the Metro bus and hopped on I went to Henley Beach. Spent a good morning here before I made a run to the Penfold Vineyards. Again, like Brighton Beach, it was greatly deserted. White pristine fine sand+emerald green waters. Stunningly beautiful.

    Like Brighton, it too had its fair share of waterfront shops, cafes and restaurants.

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    Off to the beach we go! Day out to Brighton

    by xuessium Updated Dec 30, 2005

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    What the heck were we doing in Brighton? The reason was lost in time now. We probably decided to hop on the Metro Bus (since we had the day ticket anyway) and see where the bus brought us to.

    But I can tell you - Brighton Beach was one BEAUTIFUL and mesmerising beach. Another stretch of pristine fine white sand and an arch of emerald green waters. And what I remembered: Free of crowd.

    The gang broke up to do our own beach walk and comb. I remembered carrying back a treasure trove of shells and big shells they were - of discarded abalone shells!

    A row of shops (mainly catering to water activities), cafes and restaurants serve this water front. I wanted to go for coffee at this Marilyn Monroe inspired cafe: A Cafe ETC, simply because the artwork was stunning! It wasn't everyday that you can have coffee in the company of the blonde bombshell herself!

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    Here the beach of Glenalg.

    by Alphons Updated Dec 7, 2004

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    Here the beach of Glenalg. A very nice beach situated near by a nice shopping street in Glenalg.

    Here the beach of Glenalg.

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    Head to the beaches at Glenelg.

    by wen_viaggio Written Oct 3, 2003

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    Glenelg is a 40 min tram ride from Victoria Square (in the city) and is a popular getaway for the locals seeking to unwind in the sand.

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    Go to the beach! Some...

    by Prosperity Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Go to the beach! Some Australian dogs are very friendly and invite you to play with their ball...:))

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