Glenelg Beach

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

Take in the culture, cuisine, shopping and the abundant rays on Adelaide's sunset strip.

Located on the shores of Holdfast Bay, approximately 10 kilometres from the centre of Adelaide, Glenelg Beach is a popular spot amongst tourists. The town was founded in 1836 by European settlers and has evolved into a thriving tourist beach destination, perfect for water activities, shopping and dining out.

A 215-metre jetty stretches out to sea from the centre of the beach. It's an ideal starting point, no matter what you want to do. Whether you're looking for warm waves for a great surfing experience or a white beach for the perfect tan, there's a part of the strip to suit everyone's needs. Glenelg is a prime location for taking a relaxing dip in the ocean or, if you're feeling a little more adventurous, you can even charter a boat to take you out swimming with the dolphins. And there are always life guards on watch so you'll have the security of an extra pairs of eyes. Back on dry land you can get your pulse racing at The Beachouse amusement park or take a ride on the 25-metre-high Ferris wheel.

Take in a romantic sunset vista at the end of the jetty before strolling back to shore to grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants on the strip. The aptly named Jetty Road is the area's shopping and cultural hub. Head to some boutique shops, take a break at a gallery and then head back for more bargains. Once the stars come out, Jetty Road is electrified as the cafés, restaurants and bars fill up and the sound of music drifts out over the sea.

There are many means of getting both to and from Glenelg including by bicycle, car, public bus from the city centre or the tram. The Glenelg tram is the only tram still in operation in the city and is a unique way to travel in Adelaide.

941 Cheap Hotels Near Glenelg Beach

Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
4.5 out of 5
25 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$159 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Located in Glenelg, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of The Beachhouse and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are also within ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,679 reviews)
"Two single beds in the master bedroom wasn’t good plus only having a small couch and two arm chairs , when we had 5 adults staying there was also disappointing"

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2022

Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$186 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Located in Glenelg, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Jetty Road and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are also within 3 miles (5 ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (952 reviews)
"Staff lovely and helpful, great location. Bed so comfortable, room nice great view of the ocean."

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2022

Stamford Grand Adelaide
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
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The price is NZ$170 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Located in Glenelg, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 1 mi (2 km) of Holdfast Marina and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (970 reviews)
"Great spot and beautiful views"

Reviewed on 21 Jan. 2022

Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
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Top Glenelg Beach Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Haven Marina
Haven Marina
3.5 out of 5
6-10 Adelphi Terrace, Glenelg North, SA
The price is NZ$135 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Haven Marina
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$186 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
4.5 out of 5
16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$170 per night from 20 Feb. to 21 Feb.
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
4.5 out of 5
25 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$159 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Oaks Glenelg Liberty Suites
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
760 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$135 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
4 out of 5
13 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$156 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Taft Motor Inn
Taft Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
18 Moseley Street, Glenelg, SA
The price is NZ$144 per night from 3 Feb. to 4 Feb.
Taft Motor Inn
Victorian elegance and ocean views
Victorian elegance and ocean views
16 S Esplanade, 1, 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
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.