Glenelg

Adelaide
Glenelg which includes heritage architecture and a park

Enjoy the delights of the ocean, a pretty coastline, heritage architecture and a fun-filled amusement park at this charming beach resort on the edge of Adelaide.

Stroll along the jetty, feel the sea breeze on your face, swim with dolphins and dine on the region’s sumptuous seafood in Glenelg, Adelaide’s beloved waterfront resort. The bayside suburb is a traditional spot for day trips from the city centre.

Glenelg’s wide sandy beach frames the shining waters of Holdfast Bay. Take a sailboat trip, drop a line for fish and squid, dive, snorkel or surf. Dolphins and seals roam here and you can see them up close on a tour departing from the main marina. Wander along the Glenelg Pier that juts out into the sea and look back at the lovely view.

Admire the stately architecture across from the gorgeous beach. Go on a journey through history by following the Federation Trail walking track, which will take you past important heritage buildings. Learn about the history of this area at the Bay Discovery Centre in Glenelg Town Hall, which also hosts changing art exhibitions throughout the year.

Take the kids for a day of fun at The Beachouse, an amusement park with waterslides, Ferris wheels and other rides. Delight in the variety of foods on Jetty Road or head to the busy Holdfast Shores Marina to shop or watch a vivid sunset while you try local seafood and South Australian wines.

The region’s first European settlers lived along the shores of Glenelg and Holdfast Bay, the traditional lands of the Kaurna Aboriginal people. Walk along this pretty coastline and enjoy the natural environment or venture south to the headlands at Seacliff and the small hamlet of Brighton. In Glenelg North find the wide green space of Anderson Reserve, Patawalonga Lake and the Sturt River.

Reach Glenelg’s Moseley Square from central Adelaide by hopping aboard a vintage tramcar on the city’s last remaining tramway. It’s an easy trip of around 10 kilometres (6.2 miles). Glenelg is ideal to explore on foot, but there are bus services available as well.


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Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
760 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, SA
Fully refundable
The price is AU$112 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in Glenelg, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of The Beachhouse, Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and West Beach are also within 3 ...
4.2/5Excellent! (984 reviews)
"We loved the spa & the privacy & the view"

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2021

Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$134 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in Glenelg, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty. Brighton Beach and West Beach ...
4.2/5Excellent! (974 reviews)
"Great parking facility. Issues with cleanliness of rooms."

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2021

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
The price is AU$123 per night from 17 Oct. to 17 Oct.
Located in Glenelg, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jetty Road and Glenelg Beach. Glenelg Jetty and Moseley Square are also within 5 minutes.
4.2/5Very Good! (955 reviews)
"It’s on the beach"

Reviewed on 24 Aug. 2021

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Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
4.5 out of 5
25 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$134 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
Located in Glenelg, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of The Beachhouse and Glenelg Beach. Glenelg Jetty and West Beach are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,656 reviews)
"Liked cleanliness"

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2021

Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
4 out of 5
13 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
The price is AU$124 per night from 8 Oct. to 8 Oct.
Located in Glenelg, this beach motel is steps away from The Beachhouse, Moseley Square and Bay Discovery Centre. Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty are also within ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (982 reviews)
Exceptional greeting
"We booked this motel as our son was staying there also. Having a trailer on wasn’t great as not a lot of free parking and motel only has car parking. Had to go up stairs to entrance and to our room which isn’t a problem for us but could be if bad knees or hip etc. very friendly welcome when booking ..."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Adelaide Accommodation
Adelaide Accommodation
4 out of 5
11 Sussex Street, Glenelg, SA
Located in Glenelg, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Jetty Road and Glenelg Jetty. Glenelg Beach and West Beach are also within 2 miles (3 ...
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