For those travelling by plane, we are just a 5-minute drive from the Adelaide Airport, or the J1 bus will take you from outside the main terminal to the doorstep of either accommodation property at West Beach Parks.
Just 4kms from West Beach Parks you’ll find Glenelg, Adelaide’s most prominent metropolitan beach. Here you’ll find a range of boutiques, casual and fine dining options around Jetty Road, and the stunning Holdfast Shores Marina. Accessible via car, a stroll down the coastal pathway or the J1 bus, this is a must-see destination with something for the whole family.
Henley Beach is another stunning location to enjoy a drink overlooking the ocean, enjoy some retail therapy or share a meal with friends and family. Henley Beach is popular with Adelaide locals due to its variety of dining options and boutique retail outlets. Visit Henley Square for a range of dining options and enjoy one of Adelaide’s most beautiful beaches!
Those keen to explore what the western suburbs have to offer, why not start with Glenelg? As Adelaide’s flagship metropolitan beach, Glenelg is perfect for food fans, fun-seeking families and those who simply want to shop till they drop.
Accessible by car, a stroll down the coastal pathway or the J1 bus, Glenelg is an absolute must for food, fun and fashion!
If you are after something to eat, Glenelg’s main street Jetty Road and the stunning Holdfast Shores Marina are packed with eateries. Crammed with cosmopolitan cafes, restaurants and fine dining, there is something to suit all tastes. Whether it is a quick, casual snack or a formal fine dining experience, you will be spoilt for choice with seafood, Thai, Japanese, Greek, Indonesian, and Indian among the many delicious and exotic cuisines on the menu. For those with a sweet tooth, there’s ice-cream, cake and candy shops galore!
For the shopaholics, Jetty Road boasts more than 300 speciality boutiques. An eclectic selection of fashion, beauty, interiors, craft and book shops line the one-kilometre shopping strip. We guarantee sore feet and shopping bags by the time you reach the famous Glenelg beach.
For those seeking a day of entertainment, activity and adventure, you’ll find it aplenty at the iconic seaside suburb.
Not only home to a museum, gallery, a cinema, boat tours, and beach bars, Glenelg has a unique and vibrant events calendar that runs all year round. Whatever the season, there is something special to do with beach concerts, street parties and sunset markets a regular fixture. If you time your trip just right…you may even stumble across a winter wonderland, see the start of the Tour Down Under or catch a glimpse of the Glenelg Christmas Pageant! Whatever the weather, you certainly won’t be bored.
Hooray for Henley Beach!
Another lovely location is Henley Beach, which is just a hop, skip and a jump from West Beach Parks. The perfect spot for a sunset drink overlooking the ocean, Henley Square is ideal for a lively lunch, a relaxing evening meal or a simple seaside stroll with fish and chips. The cuisine is cosmopolitan and the vista is stunning. Henley Square also offers the very best in retail therapy with fashion boutiques, gourmet food outlets, hair, beauty and pampering, eclectic gifts and homewares all in one space.
Popular with locals and visitors alike, Henley Beach is renowned for its amazing boutiques and gorgeous cuisine but it's the beautiful beach that is the jewel in the crown. Clean and safe with a crystal clear sea, the beach and jetty provide an unbeatable backdrop for a day of swimming, paddling, fishing, sunbathing or picnicking.
A coastal path runs along the beachfront and the energetic may opt to travel the Linear Path to Adelaide by foot or by bike.
What to do in and around West Beach Parks
If you’ve exhausted the offerings of both Glenelg and Henley, then hop across to Harbour Town Adelaide to bag yourself a bargain. Just a short walk from West Beach Parks, the premier shopping village offers every outlet available. From high-end fashion, sports clothes and interiors to cafes, nail bars and body piercing, it’s easy to spend several hours strolling and spending. Learn more here
An Australian first right on our doorstep, AFL Max is an immersive AFL skills and entertainment centre. A hive of activity, AFL Max boasts climbing walls, trampolines, AFL tackle sessions and much more. It is a great way to spend an afternoon, tire out those kids and learn some fab new skills while you are at it! Visit here to learn more
Cruise the beautiful coastline with Temptation Sailing. Climb aboard the catamaran at Holdfast Shores Marina and enjoy an early morning cruise, a day trip or a special sunset sail. Visit here to learn more
Mini golf, waterslides, train rides, arcade games, dodgems and even a carousel all under one roof! The Beachouse Glenelg is an icon and an experience that will enthral at any age and exhaust even the most energetic. Learn more about their great packages here
If you fancy spending the day at the precinct then West Beach Mini Golf is well worth a visit. 18-holes of family fun and frolics, the mini-golf course has a nautical theme so expect to encounter a great white, turtles, pirates and more when you tee off! Visit here to learn more
Be sure to add your bike, skateboard and roller skates to the packing list. The West beach Parks Skate and BMX is a must for anyone with wheels. It is wheel-y good fun! It’s free, open 24/7 and includes a Beginners Bowl, Street Circuit, Dirt BMX Track and Large Vertical Ramp, and you can also take advantage of the sheltered BBQ areas. You’ll also find an onsite skate shop and kiosk, run by popular skateboard firm Da Klinic. Learn more here
Want to know what Glenelg was like in days gone by? Then check out the Bay Discovery Museum Glenelg. A walk through the social history of South Australia awaits with amazing artifacts, interactive exhibits and all you need to know about SA culture! Visit here for opening times
Let the kids run free at Glenelg Foreshore Playspace, an interactive play area with all kinds of equipment and activities to encourage imagination and exploration. With plenty of places to sit, parents can sit back and relax while the children run free. Learn more here
Nestled just off Glenelg’s Jetty Road, GU Film House is a fantastic place to unwind with a movie, a few snacks and, if you fancy, a glass or two of wine! The relaxed atmosphere, spacious surrounds and beautiful décor ensures an amazing experience every time. To check out and book the latest films visit here
Port Adelaide is another place packed with promise and you’ll need some time to work your way through all that’s on offer. Top of our list is the Dolphin Cruise, South Australian Railway Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum and the Aviation Museum. A day out is thirsty work so be sure to pop into one of the Port’s bars and breweries for a craft beer or two. See what’s on during your stay here
By the city
Spend the day in the amazing Adelaide CBD and bask in our beautiful city of churches. Less than 30 minutes from your West Beach base, Adelaide’s attractions are endless and here are a few of our favourites!
The Iconic Adelaide Oval is a must-see for sports fans, architecture enthusiasts or adrenaline junkies who fancy a roof climb. Check out the Adelaide Oval website for more info here. After your visit to the Oval, take a stroll along the stunning River Torrens, absorb the unrivalled and ever-evolving Adelaide skyline and stop off at one of the riverbank’s cafes, bars and restaurants
Lined with history, North Terrace is a must for culture vultures. Here you’ll find the South Australian Museum, Migration Museum, the Art Gallery of South Australia, the State Library and National Wine Centre. It’s also home to our beautiful Botanic Gardens and our amazing university campuses. Visit here to see what’s on
Adelaide Zoo, home to Australia’s only pandas, also tops our lists of things to do. You’ll find this beautiful animal attraction in the heart of the city on Frome Street. Discover what is waiting here
Shoppers are also in for a treat with Rundle Mall. Discover what’s in store here
Food lovers can soak up the atmosphere and taste the exotic at Adelaide Central Market. Explore more here
Adelaide CBD is crammed with amazing eateries and cute bars. Every cuisine is on the menu and whether it’s a quick stop at Chinatown, a meal on Rundle Street or a beer in one of our busy bars, there is no better way to end (or start) your day. Visit here for more info
Fancy venturing further afield? If you like wonderful wine and fantastic food, then you are in the right place! West Beach Parks is just car ride away from some of Australia’s best wine regions. Why not book a minibus and head out for the day.
With the Barossa, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale on our doorstep, you are spoilt for choice with a range of reds, whites and rosés. Many wineries are family-friendly and provide the perfect backdrop for a delicious day out, lazy lunch or afternoon adventure. Discover what wineries whet your appetite here
We’d keep you here all day if we listed every single adventure South Australia has to offer…so we’ll just leave this here.
Want to shop till you drop? Why not! You are on holiday. West Beach Parks is ideally located with several shopping precincts close by and easily accessible.
Just across the road from West Beach Parks is Harbour Town Adelaide, a factory outlet village that boasts many of Australia’s top brands, we are sure you’ll snap up a bargain or two.
Westfield West Lakes is just 20 minutes from West Beach and features familiar high street shops as well as a food court, beauty parlours and supermarkets.
For the more eclectic shopper, Jetty Road in Glenelg is fantastic for a unique fashion find, an amazing piece of artwork and a special souvenir or two. Visit here for more info!
Henley Square is also a treasure trove of boutiques and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Once you’ve exhausted the retail outlets, pop into one of Henley’s many cafes and bars for a well-earned refreshment (or two)! Visit here to learn more!