Glenelg

Adelaide
Glenelg showing heritage architecture and a park

Enjoy the delights of the ocean, a pretty coastline, heritage architecture and a fun-filled amusement park at this charming beach resort on the edge of Adelaide.

Stroll along the jetty, feel the sea breeze on your face, swim with dolphins and dine on the region’s sumptuous seafood in Glenelg, Adelaide’s beloved waterfront resort. The bayside suburb is a traditional spot for day trips from the city centre.

Glenelg’s wide sandy beach frames the shining waters of Holdfast Bay. Take a sailboat trip, drop a line for fish and squid, dive, snorkel or surf. Dolphins and seals roam here and you can see them up close on a tour departing from the main marina. Wander along the Glenelg Pier that juts out into the sea and look back at the lovely view.

Admire the stately architecture across from the gorgeous beach. Go on a journey through history by following the Federation Trail walking track, which will take you past important heritage buildings. Learn about the history of this area at the Bay Discovery Centre in Glenelg Town Hall, which also hosts changing art exhibitions throughout the year.

Take the kids for a day of fun at The Beachouse, an amusement park with waterslides, Ferris wheels and other rides. Delight in the variety of foods on Jetty Road or head to the busy Holdfast Shores Marina to shop or watch a vivid sunset while you try local seafood and South Australian wines.

The region’s first European settlers lived along the shores of Glenelg and Holdfast Bay, the traditional lands of the Kaurna Aboriginal people. Walk along this pretty coastline and enjoy the natural environment or venture south to the headlands at Seacliff and the small hamlet of Brighton. In Glenelg North find the wide green space of Anderson Reserve, Patawalonga Lake and the Sturt River.

Reach Glenelg’s Moseley Square from central Adelaide by hopping aboard a vintage tramcar on the city’s last remaining tramway. It’s an easy trip of around 10 kilometres (6.2 miles). Glenelg is ideal to explore on foot, but there are bus services available as well.


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Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
760 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, SA
The price is £65 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in Glenelg, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of The Beachhouse and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
4.2/5 Excellent! (986 reviews)
"Neat"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2022

Atlantic Tower Motor Inn
Stamford Grand Adelaide
Stamford Grand Adelaide
5 out of 5
2 Jetty Road Moseley Square, Glenelg, SA
The price is £83 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
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! (955 reviews)
"Awesome location. Great staff. Would return for sure."

Reviewed on 14 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
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £79 per night from 31 Jan to 1 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! (967 reviews)
"The apartment was very comfortable and had a fantastic location. Everything worked well and we really enjoyed our 9 days there. The shower in the bathtub could be a real problem though. In that respect, the bathroom badly needs updating. There was nothing to hold on to getting in and out and essentially ..."

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

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 £76 per night from 16 Feb to 17 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! (1,677 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
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
4 out of 5
13 Colley Terrace, Glenelg, SA
The price is £77 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan
Located in Glenelg, this beach motel is steps away from The Beachhouse, Moseley Square and Bay Discovery Centre. Glenelg Beach and Glenelg Jetty are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (989 reviews)
"We stayed on the 10th floor of the hi-rise in a 2 br apartment. Very clean presentation complete with all hhold facilities and a large balcony with a beautiful view. Would definitely return."

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2022

Ensenada Motor Inn and Suites
Buffalo Motor Inn
Buffalo Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
766 Anzac Highway, Glenelg, SA
The price is £71 per night from 18 Jan to 19 Jan
Located in Glenelg, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of The Beachhouse and Glenelg Beach. West Beach and Brighton Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).
4.1/5 Very Good! (487 reviews)
"It was convenient and cost effective"

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

Buffalo Motor Inn
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