Time sure flies, and soon, a new semester will start! Things will get busy and stressful again…
The beach is one of the most popular places to go for relaxation, and so, below are a few beaches in South Australia that you might like to visit when you feel stressed.
Due to its location, Glenelg has always been the beach that I go to whenever I want to relax. It is a home to many specialty shops, cafes and restaurants. Not only that, there are galleries and museums which display the history of Glenelg! Glenelg is only 10 km or 25 minutes tram ride from CBD with access to trams, trains and buses, so it is easy to visit! You can even take a short nap on the way!
Brighton beach is located south of Glenelg, and it is a great spot if you are looking for a place to just lie on the beach and chill. There are shops and cafes, but these are located along the Jetty Road further from the beach. Also, I have noticed that Brighton beach is popular for families with a caravan park due to its peacefulness.
Henley Beach is another beach that I would describe as ‘quiet and peaceful.’ Unlike Glenelg that is buzzing with people and tourists, Henley Beach provides a place for people to sit back and compose oneself. There are nine restaurants with a variety of cuisines such as Thai, Greek, Italian and fish and chips. Additionally, there is the first surf life saving club in South Australia, Henley Surf Life Saving Club, which provides a restaurant and bar from Thursday to Sunday and is open to the public. Henley Beach has always been my favourite spot to do some deep thinking as well as to take a breather.
Although I have been to Marino Rocks only once, I still remember the nice scenery that I witnessed as I hiked the Marino Rocks Boardwalk Trail. Not only can this be considered as light exercise, I was able to enjoy the breath taking view of the sunset as well! At Marino Rocks, there is also Marino Rocks Lighthouse where the city skyline of Adelaide can be seen.
Seacliff is 30-minute drive from Adelaide CBD, and though I have not visited personally, I hear that it is one of the top swimming spots where it is generally safe and consistent. Additionally, there are many people that check in to surf and fish.
West Beach is just north of Glenelg. This place possesses broad areas of parkland which stretches for 1.2 km. This is a great place for family with caravans to go for a family trip! Additionally, there are many resorts and cabins which can be rented if you don’t have a caravan. It has a great opening to the beach where you can enjoy both the sunset and sunrise if you do stay overnight!
If you keep traveling north of West Beach, you will reach Semaphore Beach. I have visited Semaphore Beach for the Adelaide International Kite Festival. During this festival, the sky is filled with many colours and shapes which looked like gems as everyone puts up their own kites. There are kites on sale on spot as well if you have not prepared your own! Not only that, there is a Twilight Market, which offers handmade jewellery, gifts, arts and crafts, clothes, food, coffee and so much more! This market is available on February 19 and 26.
More information of different beaches in Adelaide is available on sites below 🙂