Holidays in West Beach

Holiday Travel Guide
West Beach

Go on a leisurely beach walk, jump in for a swim or just laze in the sunshine at this white-sand stretch of coastline close to the Adelaide Airport.

West Beach has fine white sands that stretch out a long way, contrasting beautifully with the clear blue waters of the St. Vincent Gulf. The beach is overlooked by urban houses and gardens and by two family holiday parks. While not far from the Adelaide central business district (CBD), West Beach lacks the city-beach feel of the likes of Henley, Glenelg and Grange Beach, which makes it perfect for long beach walks and ocean swimming away from the crowds.

Make getting to West Beach part of the adventure by following the meandering River Torrens Linear Park Trail to the beach. From Adelaide CBD the trail takes you along miles of scenic riverside pathways. Ride a bike or walk along the trail to where the river meets the ocean, which marks the northern end of West Beach.

Rest a while on the beach, then set out exploring by heading south. West Beach stretches 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) down the coast to the West Beach Boat Ramp beside the Adelaide Sailing Club. Small sand dunes line the northern half of the beach and provide a great habitat for birds and lizards.

Cool off with a swim in the calm, clear waters of the St. Vincent Gulf. It’s not usually busy, making it a great spot for ocean swimming. The area is patrolled by the members of the West Beach Surf Life Saving Club, which will give you peace of mind, especially if you have kids with you.

Pop into the Surf Life Saving Club for a bite to eat with gorgeous bay views. West Beach Road, which leads inland from the club, has a couple of good cafés too. If you want to save money, bring lunch to have on the beach or on the grass of Harold and Cynthia Anderson Reserve. This small park also has a playground with a sunshade for the kids.

West Beach has two sets of public toilet facilities. Free parking lots are situated on either side of the reserve as well as beside the Surf Life Saving Club. You can also get here by bus from the city centre or the JetBus shuttle service from the airport.

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Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
The price is AU$132 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Located in Glenelg, this luxury hotel is steps away from Jetty Road, Moseley Square and Glenelg Town Hall. Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty are also within 5 ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (962 reviews)
"Pros- magnificent view from high floor balcony room, well appointed cocktail bar - Horizons, good combination of outdoor pool and spa with a beach view. Cons - beds - booked/requested king - got 2 x queen - also they are overly soft and squeaky?, parking - listed as onsite - there are connecting ..."

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2021

Stamford Grand Adelaide
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 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Located in Glenelg, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 5-minute walk of Glenelg Beach, Holdfast Marina and The Beachhouse. Glenelg Jetty ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (976 reviews)
"Great parking facility. Issues with cleanliness of rooms."

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2021

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
The Retreat at West Beach Parks
The Retreat at West Beach Parks
3.5 out of 5
Military Road, West Beach, SA
The price is AU$179 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
With direct access to the beach, this West Beach apartment building is next to a golf course and within a 10-minute walk of West Beach Mini Golf, West Beach ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (780 reviews)
"Steaming warm swimming pool carts lots of fun For the whole family Thank you very much"

Reviewed on 22 Aug. 2021

The Retreat at West Beach Parks
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Big4 West Beach Parks
Big4 West Beach Parks
3 out of 5
Military Road, West Beach, SA
The price is AU$112 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Big4 West Beach Parks
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 31 Oct. to 31 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$132 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
Stamford Grand Adelaide
The Retreat at West Beach Parks
The Retreat at West Beach Parks
3.5 out of 5
Military Road, West Beach, SA
The price is AU$179 per night from 24 Oct. to 24 Oct.
The Retreat at West Beach Parks
Arabella On West Apartments
Arabella On West Apartments
4 out of 5
13 Military Road, West Beach, SA
Arabella On West Apartments
Belle Vista apartment absolute beach front w/ Free WiFi
Belle Vista apartment absolute beach front w/ Free WiFi
Apartment 14 / 18 Seaview road, Adelaide, SA
Belle Vista apartment absolute beach front w/ Free WiFi
Selene & Aurora Seaside Apartments
Selene & Aurora Seaside Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Unit 11 & Unit12 / 4 West Beach Road, West Beach, SA
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Atura Adelaide Airport
Atura Adelaide Airport
1 Atura Circuit, Adelaide Airport, SA
The price is AU$153 per night from 23 Oct. to 23 Oct.
Atura Adelaide Airport
Coastal Apartment on the Glenelg North Esplanade
Coastal Apartment on the Glenelg North Esplanade
55 N Esplanade, 5, Adelaide, SA
Coastal Apartment on the Glenelg North Esplanade
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