Travel Diary: Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, Australia

by Lisa
Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

The small town of Glenelg can be reached from Adelaide directly by tram in about 45 minutes. Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is unfortunately not directly situated by the water, only the River Torrens crosses the city centre. But a beach and the endless ocean, the great Australian bay, this is, of course, still something quite different. Also, the ambience in a city by the water is often much more relaxed and maritime. This is exactly what Glenelg at ‘Holdfast Bay’ is famous and popular for.

Founded in 1836, Glenelg is, by the way, the oldest European settlement on the mainland of South Australia, and named after the Lord Glenelg, a member of the British Cabinet and Secretary of State for War and Colonies. Nowadays more than 4000 people live in Glenelg. There are some hotels, restaurants and the main shopping street, Jetty Road. I especially liked Mosley Square. This palm-lined square is the main square of Glenelg. There stops the Adelaide Tram, here you will find the Town Hall, many cafes and restaurants, and of course you are also right on the waterfront, the beach and the pier.
Glenelg is easy to explore by walking, as everything is located close together. Back in May, the temperatures in the Australian autumn were no longer high enough for an actual visit to the beach or even swim in the water, the short visit and sightseeing walk in Glenelg at Glenelg Beach was worthwhile for me nevertheless. After the city trip to Adelaide, it was nice to have met another of the many facets of Australia.

Address Glenelg Beach

Glenelg Beach
Jetty Rd
Glenelg SA 5045
Australia

can be reached via Tram or Bus from Adelaide and via Bus from Adelaide Airport

Pictures: Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, in south Australia

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita
Glenelg Beach

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita
The fishes of Glenelg

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita
Glenelg Town Hall, Mosley Square, The Grand Bar (left to right)
Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita
Glenelg Town Hall

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita
palm trees and 19th century buildings

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita
Jetty Road Glenelg

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita
Glenelg Beach Pier
sandy beach of Glenelg Beach in South Australia
sandy beach of Glenelg Beach in South Australia

Glenelg Beach Adelaide Australia JoyDellaVita

Qatar Airways Flight from Doha landing in Adelaide
Qatar Airways Flight from Doha landing in Adelaide
sunset in Glenelg
sunset in Glenelg
Glenelg amusement park
Glenelg amusement park
Lisa
Hi, I'm Lisa and welcome to my Joy Della Vita Travelblog. Joy della Vita, inspired by the Italian language, means 'Joy of Life'. And this is what can be found here. Travel, Food, Mobility & (Travel-)Lifestyle.

2 Comments

  • Frank
    11 - January - 2017 at 3:55 PM

    Glenelg looks beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  • 6 - January - 2017 at 10:45 AM

    That is one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve laid my eyes on… so exquisite.

    Velveteencockroach

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