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Visitors can launch their boat the into Gulf St Vincent and cruise with dolphins off Glenelg, join a fishing charter or watch the sun set over the ocean with a drink in hand – all from the West Beach Parks Marina.

Marina Facilities

The West Beach Parks Marina provides boat launching facilities for recreational boating, fishing and sailing, as well as boat storage, boat servicing and sales, and bait, tackle and chandlery retail outlets.

Wash down facilities are also available but please note that water restrictions may apply. Refer to signage in the wash-down bay area or SA Water's website for information about water restrictions.

Specialised boating, sailing, or marine services

Adelaide Sailing Club

Adelaide Sailing Club

The Adelaide Sailing Club is located in a spectacular central beachside location in West Beach, offering club sailing, major regattas, Corporate programs and Learn to Sail lessons for all.

Adelaide boat storage

Adelaide Boat Storage

Adelaide Boat Storage is located just meters away from West Beach launch ramps and provide a safe and trouble free environment to store your vessel.

Adelaide Shores Marine

Adelaide Shores Marine

Conveniently located near the West Beach boat ramp, this family owned business is a certified Mercury Marine service centre, providing the best technical support in this great facility.

SA sea rescue

SA Sea Rescue Squadron and Radio Base

The Sea Rescue Squadron HQ is located at the end of Barcoo Road West Beach in South Australia.

Boat Launching Permits for 2024-25

Annual Boat Launching Permits are available for $347 (inc GST) per annum. Permits can be purchased to 30 June 2025 at a pro-rata rate for periods of 3, 6 or 9 months.

Period License Type Price
12 Months (1 July — 30 June) Regular $347
Pensioner* $261
9 Months (1 October — 30 June) Regular $260
Pensioner* $195
6 Months (1 January — 30 June) Regular $174
Pensioner* $131
3 Months (1 April — 30 June) Regular $87
Pensioner* $66

*Please note proof of Pension card is required upon purchase/application 

Where only part of a 3 month period remains the full 3 month fee will be charged.

These permits are more economical and convenient for those using the facilities regularly. 

Permits can be purchased by credit card over the phone by calling 08 8355 7300. 

24-hour tickets can be purchased for $16.00 (current as at 1st June 2024) from the automatic ticket vending machines in the launching area.