Imagine your ideal beach escape; soft sand drenched in sunshine, the gentle sight and sound of the waves rushing to meet the shore, as you just sit back and watch the world go slowly by or build castles in the sand with your kids. Such idyllic coastal escapes are what you can expect on a getaway to Glenelg Beach in South Australia.
A beachside suburb of Adelaide, the South Australian capital, Glenelg can be found along Holdfast Bay’s shores. Due to its popularity amongst locals and tourists alike, it is home to a variety of Glenelg holiday accommodation options as well as dining venues where travellers can soak up the laidback coastal charm. With properties such as Oaks Liberty Towers located right near the beach you can start and end your day by the sea.
Only around a 25 minute tram ride from the Adelaide city centre, Glenelg and its picturesque beach is a wonderful place to spend the day at by yourself, with that special someone or with the whole family. Part of the charm is wandering around this locale, the area in and around Jetty Road in particular. Here you will find a range of shops and alfresco restaurants.
Of course, the real attraction is the beach. Apart from spending lazy days soaking up the sun, you can also enjoy swimming in the ocean waters, snorkelling or if you have the right certification, diving too. For more action-packed thrills one can take a jet boat ride or even charter a boat to take you fishing. Kids will love a visit to The Beachouse located by the foreshore offering water slides, dodgem cars, mini golf and even a classic carousel. For something truly unforgettable sign up for special tours that take you out to sea where you can not only spot dolphins, but also get a chance to swim with them too!
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life. Google+