Rolling waves, sky-high pine trees and ample shopping opportunities, the Bay is inviting, even in winter. So, eat, drink and stay local with a staycation at one of Adelaide’s favourite city beaches.
Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park
Discover the best of the Bay with a stay at Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park. The location is the perfect base camp for your staycation, with the Seacliff Hotel and Brighton Jetty a leisurely stroll away.
Seaside meets luxury with a stay at the Stamford Grand. With the busy precinct on your doorstep, you’re in the ideal position to bar hop and shop along Jetty Road, Glenelg. Visit The Moseley’s winter igloos and soak up the ocean ambience.
Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier –Resorts – Suites
The self-contained one, two and three-bedroom apartments have a kitchen and laundry that make your stylish stay convenient. See the sunset over the ocean or choose a room with a balcony over looking the park.
Head out for an evening at Glenelg’s restaurant and entertainment precinct, Marina Pier. Indulge at fine-dining waterfront restaurants like Seafire on the Marina and Luciano’s. Shuck fresh oysters at the Oyster Bar and carry on the evening with a cocktail at tapas bar, Junipers on the Marina. During the day, pamper yourself at the Nail and Beauty Bar and sip wine at the Marina Sunset Bar.
Everybody loves pub grub. The Seacliff serves up a classic chicken schnitzel with a side of stunning coastline. Nestled on the Seacliff foreshore, spend the afternoon spoiling yourself on seafood, cocktails and ice-cold pints of beer while overlooking the sea.
Boasting bustling shops, cafés and restaurants, this strip is a must-visit coastal destination. Treat yourself to loaded pancakes while brunching at Seafaring Fools, splurge in retail therapy at Trading on Broadway or peruse the shelves of secondhand books at Mockingbird Lounge.
Glenelg to Seacliff Coastal Walk
Soak up the sun-drenched scenery as you meander the Glenelg to Seacliff walk this season. Enjoy the winter sun, café pit-stops, sculptures, historical buildings and coastal views as you traverse the six-kilometre route.
Glenelg to Somerton Park
The coastline journey starts in SA’s seaside suburb, Glenelg. See the charming Seafield Tower and follow the Esplanade’s row of historical mansions before a coffee stop at the Broadway Kiosk. Marvel at the towering yachts at the Somerton Yacht Club and let the little ones blow off steam at the John Miller Reserve Playground.
Distance: 2.7 kilometres Time:34 minutes (plus stops)
Somerton Park to Brighton
Continue to the Minda Coast Park, a 500-metre long paved journey through the two remaining metropolitan Minda dunes, which hold cultural importance to the Kaurna People. Stop to take in the sweeping coastline views and native fauna along the trail before hitting Wattle Reserve. Arriving at your second destination, refuel with a bite to eat a long Brighton’s Jetty Road. Boasting beloved cafés like C.R.E.A.M and Alimentary Eatery, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Distance:1.7 kilometres Time:21 minutes (plus stops)
Brighton to Seacliff
Taking off on the final leg of the trip, stop to see the many sculptures along Brighton’s coastline. Travel through beachfront reserves, spot dolphins and see individuals braving the cool water. Devour hot chips from Oceans Seafood food truck and conclude the walk at the Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club. Craving more coastline? Continue onto the Kingston Park Coastal Reserve lookout atop the cliffs and see the seaside stretch you have conquered.
Distance:2.1 kilometres Time:26 minutes (plus stops)