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Top 5 Beaches in Adelaide – Closest Sandy Escapes to Reach from Your City Hotel

The beaches of Adelaide are pretty amazing. Best of all, they are very easy to reach from the city centre, which makes planning a quick getaway from your city hotel a breeze. Get planning with this list of the top five beaches in Adelaide.


Bubbly Brighton Beach

Just ten minutes from popular Adelaide city hotels, Brighton Beach is that last-minute decision to soak up some sun and enjoy a day on the beach. The jetty road adds to the holiday atmosphere, which is enhanced by its collection of shops and cafes. One can look forward to tucking into delicious pub food and becoming mesmerised by an amazing sunset as you spend a day in the arms of Brighton's tropical surroundings.


Fabulous Glenelg Beach

The best hotels Glenelg has to offer are those with easy access to Glenelg Beach. Some like Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites are made for beach days and enjoying the sunny surroundings. Getting to this ritzy beach is as easy as hopping on a tram going towards Mosely Square; from there you can walk to the beach. The area is a vibrant mix of happy holiday vibes from the fish and chip shops to the cafes offering sundowners. Head over to Jetty Road and indulge in some holiday shopping at the lovely boutiques there, not forgetting to indulge the foodie in you at the restaurants located along the road.


Semaphore and Its Sand Dunes

This wide-open beach is dotted with dunes and a boulevard that is home to pretty art deco houses. Take along the cameras for this is one beach that deserves some social media updates. A bathing pavilion from 1920, the Semaphores Palais is a vintage treasure and one of the best places to chill, tuck into delicious pub food, and enjoy a chilled glass of beer. There are op shops too in the vicinity that you must explore while absorbing the fab line-up of vintage architecture.


Christie's Beach, Port Noarlunga, and Moana

These three beaches are located further from the city. But it's a pity to miss exploring the Christies, Port Noarlunga, and Moana Beaches for those are loved for their body boarding and surfing lures. The waters are strangely calm enough for the spot to be loved as a family bathing spot. Around Port Noarlunga is a long boardwalk, which leads off to a fabulous reef that is ideal for a spot of snorkelling any time of the year. Once done with your beach antics, check out Hortas Restaurant where you can tuck into some delicious options including delicious Australian dishes and Portuguese tapas.


Seafood and Henley

If you love seafood and you love the sea, think nothing more than a day at Henley Beach. Easy to reach from your Glenelg hotel, this area is popular for its ritzy collection of seafood restaurants. The vast shoreline is quite impressive and seems to stretch endlessly. You won't find a better place to chill and tuck into the best seafood Adelaide has to offer.

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