Why Glenelg is an Amazing Place – Coastal Adventures in South Australia

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Glenelg Beach By eguidetravel [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
An influx of hot new shopping strips, a buzzing dining scene and sidewalk cafes be it stylish or casual, rejuvenated historical sites and contemporary art galleries have made Glenelg an amazing place to spend your next vacation. Glenelg, located only 12km from Adelaide city, South Australia, and its stunning coastline offer a lot more than you think.

If you are wondering, there are of course many charming restaurants and hotels in Glenelg you can dine and lodge at. Oaks Plaza Pier is such a hotel centred in the heart of all the excitement. Glenelg’s swanky oceanfront entertainment and the many other exciting excursions appeal to the taste of anybody out there.

Edged by white sand bordering emerald-green waters, the Glenelg Beach is the centre point of entertainment in the area. The marina is the departure point for dolphin cruises where you can get up-close with bottlenose or common dolphins and swim with them. Glenelg Beach is also a popular base for divers and snorkelling fanatics as the surrounding waters contain staggering underwater views of corals and a fascinating aquatic community. Better yet, you can sign up to go on an adventurous fishing charter far out to sea.

If you do not see yourself joining the beach bums and the adventurers out on Glenelg Beach, there are plenty of other things to do here. You can soak up the history of Glenelg on foot or by cycling around the locale. The Federation Trail, grand colonial buildings and a World War II air raid shelter around Holdfast Bay are a few of the significant historic monuments you can check out when in Glenelg.

The area also has a burgeoning foodie scene. You can wipe the brine from your eyes, tip the sand from your feet and dine in an alfresco restaurant or enjoy stylish dining at the Holdfast Marina engulfed in the most scenic sunsets.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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