OK- the beach here is not quite up to the standard of some in WA, Queensland or even NSW but it is pretty good. But Glenelg has more to offer than just a great beach. It is a town with character and the cafes, pubs and restaurants make it an excellent place to chill out.
Glenelg (a palindrome) is Adelaide's equivalent of Sydney's Manly or Perth's Fremantle. It's a beachside town that has all the relaxing diversions of a typical Australian seaside destinations. Jetty road is lined up with shops and seafood restaurants and the white sand beach stretches for miles. Adelaid'es only tramline services this popular suburb regularly, even more so during the weekend.
Glenelg is a busy little town where you can relax on the beach, shop in the fashionable clothes and surf stores, and eat at one of the many restaurants or cafes either in the town itself, or at the Holdfast Shores Complex. Glenelg also offers loads of activities. There is also a cinema in Glenelg that we went to on one night.
Sorry about the doggy pic.My friend had actually scanned itvia using the negatives which can get quite tricky.
Bay discovery centre demonstrates people at Genelg and its rich past history. Very informative and admission is by donation.
A souvenior shop is avaliable as well.
Adelaide is very green and has many parks so is a great place to chill out. Glenelg is the main beach, just out of town, but very popular.
I visited the South Australia museun(free entry) and was very impressed, especially with the Aboriginal stuff.
Main beach getaway...Sorry folks.Didn't manage to scan the beach pic.But, to me, nothing much spectacular.Heaps of shops to walk around.
Driving can be a far bit of mess as it merges together with the tram lines. Don;t get crossed eyes! :P
This is Adelaide's beach side resort suburb, and it was also the beachhead for the establishment of the colony of South Australia, in the early 1800's.
Long white,sandy beaches, that are clean and safe. You can catch the electric train from Adelaide to arrive here in 25 minutes.
Jetty Road is the main road in the Glenelg area. There are many shops you can go to. You will also find a beach up here.
Glenelg is only 20 mins from the city and is a great little beachside centre. Shopping is great along Jetty Road. Also try Harbour Town which is not far away for discount brands.
Here is the old tram where you can go with to Glenelg, a nice ride to the endpoint. The beach of Glenelg.
Glenelg is just a quick 15 minute tram ride from downtown Adelaide. It is a great little area, with the street leading up the beach, lined with countless shops.
Make sure you go out and visit this beautiful suburb of Adelaide... It's on the coast and has some gorgeous shops and great cafes/restaurants... :)
Water park, amusement rides, and interesting stores. I remember purchasing magic green lipstick that turned to pink when placed on skin (remember that I was 7 years old, so this was exciting, hehe).