Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, SA
You'll find all the delights of a seaside village and more in lively Glenelg, which sits in Holdfast Bay, a 25-minute tram ride from Adelaide's centre. There is a sandy white beach, charming heritage hotels and bustling shops, sidewalks cafes and summer entertainment. You can also swim with wild dolphins, go diving or snorkelling or join a fishing charter. Trace Glenelg's history in the galleries and museums, join in the fun of various festivals and meander along the coast to neighbouring beach towns.
To get to Glenelg, jump on the vintage tram that has been shuttling passengers from Adelaide's North Terrace since the 1920s. It drops you at Moseley Square, right behind the jetty. You can trace the historic changes in Holdfast Bay in Glenelg Town Hall's discovery centre.
The popularity of Glenelg as a seaside destination certainly hasn't waned over the years, as you'll see when you wander the buzzing dining and shopping strip of Jetty Road. Browse some of the hundreds of specialty stores or dine in an al fresco restaurant. For more stylish dining, head down to Holdfast Marina, a great place to enjoy Glenelg's magnificent sunsets.