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Glenelg Beach - Adelaide: South Australian Tourism Commission


South Australia is bursting with culture, world-class food and wine, wildlife encounters in the wild and a busy year-round calendar of events and entertainment. Taste your way through world-famous wine regions only minutes away from Adelaide, soak up the sun at pristine, picture-perfect beaches, swim with sea lions and dolphins, cage dive with great white sharks and get up close with wild koalas and kangaroos in every region of South Australia. If you’re after nature and wildlife, spectacular scenery and award winning food and wine, #HolidayAtHome this year in South Australia


With so many exceptional beaches so close to the city centre, Adelaide’s sand and surf are virtually inescapable. Chuck on your bathers and jump on a tram just 20 minutes to Adelaide’s favourite city beach, Glenelg. Walk along the foreshore and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants dotting Jetty Road, take a twilight cruise, swim with dolphins then kick your shoes off and pull up a seat at the bar without even taking your toes out the sand. Or head to Henley beach to soak up the sun at the water’s edge or over dinner and drinks as the sun sets beyond the horizon. Surrounded by a range of high-end seafood restaurants and centering around a bustling grassed square, Henley is a must-visit whether you’re after a quality dinner, a quality swim, or a bit of both. For more spots to sprawl out on the sand and soak up the sun, check out our guide to the best beaches near Adelaide and where to find the best beach bars.




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Stenhouse Bay – Yorke Peninsula
Sarah Byden & Vinnie Preston

Glenelg Beach – Adelaide
Credit – Lucy Adamopoulos