Holidays in Glenelg Beach

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Glenelg Beach showing a city and a park as well as a large group of people

This historic settlement is a thriving cultural destination, right on the beach.

The coastal town of Glenelg is a local favourite, ideal for swimming, dining and entertainment. When Europeans first settled in South Australia in 1836, they chose the sandy white shores of Holdfast Bay to build their homes. Almost 180 years later, the town they formed, Glenelg, remains one of the most popular coastal regions in the state.

Take the last remaining tram in Adelaide from the CBD and you’ll be dropped at the Glenelg shore in just 20 minutes. This centrally located spot at the end of Jetty Road is the perfect starting point to explore the streets and beach with ease.

Glenelg is perfect for all kinds of beach lovers. Find a quiet spot to relax with a book, entertain the kids at The Beachouse amusement park, or simply refresh yourself in the calm blue water. Glenelg’s Surf Life Saving Club provides peace of mind with supervised swimming available between the red-and-yellow flags. Further down the beach you’ll find a number of spots to surf. Take a swim in Holdfast Bay and you may find you have the company of the local dolphins. There are a number of chartered trips available from town.

Dry off as you take a walk down the historic Glenelg jetty. While the original was destroyed by storms in 1948, its replacement remains the centrepiece of Glenelg Beach. At 215 metres (705 feet) it’s the perfect length to work up an appetite so that when you return to land you’ll be ready to try one of Glenelg’s culinary hot spots.

Bustling Jetty Road is Glenelg’s shopping and cultural precinct. By day, this area is perfect for a boutique shopping experience. Take in a gallery or two, and grab a coffee at one of the many cafés. As night falls, the mood changes and the street comes alive with the excited chatter of diners at Glenelg’s premier restaurants. The sounds of live music drift from the doors of Jetty Road’s many bars.

Glenelg is located nine kilometres (5.6 miles) from central Adelaide and can be accessed by tram, car or bicycle via one of two dedicated bike paths.

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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$154 per night from 12 Oct. to 12 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

Stamford Grand Adelaide
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
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Top Glenelg Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
760 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, SA
The price is AU$109 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
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
The price is AU$134 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
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$154 per night from 12 Oct. to 12 Oct.
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
4.5 out of 5
25 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
The price is AU$134 per night from 10 Oct. to 10 Oct.
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$132 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Victorian elegance and ocean views
Victorian elegance and ocean views
Adelaide, SA
Victorian elegance and ocean views
Splendour on the beach
Splendour on the beach
16 South Esplanade, 1, Adelaide, SA
Splendour on the beach
Adelaide Accommodation
Adelaide Accommodation
4 out of 5
11 Sussex Street, Glenelg, SA
Adelaide Accommodation
Absolute luxury and ocean views
Absolute luxury and ocean views
1/16 South Esplanade, Adelaide, SA
Absolute luxury and ocean views
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