Glenelg is Adelaide’s favourite seaside destination set on the long sandy white beaches of Holdfast Bay. Only 20 minutes from the city and five minutes from Adelaide Airport, Glenelg is a fabulous place to relax, explore and experience Adelaide at its best. It's renowned for its wide beach, stunning sunsets, rich heritage, charming hotels and bustling shops, sidewalk cafes and loads of entertainment. You can also swim with wild dolphins, go diving, snorkelling or join a fishing charter. Trace it's rich history in the galleries and museums, join in the fun of various events and meander along the coast to neighbouring beach towns.
Our seaside shopping precincts offer a fabulous range of giftware shops, stylish fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants, speciality shops and a number of fascinating local galleries.
Jetty Road Glenelg is Adelaide’s favourite seaside destination just 20 minutes from the City you can lose yourself in the kilometre-long shopping strip filled with stylish fashion boutiques, jewellery stores, art galleries, homewares, gift shops and more.
No matter what you’re looking for, there are over 300 businesses to choose from. When you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped you can reward yourself with a fabulous coffee, a glass of wine, or a meal in one of our many interesting cafés or restaurants, ranging from quirky and casual to formal dining. In summer, when the beachside setting heats up, it’s the ideal place to hang out with your family or friends.
You could spend a day on the beach or have a long leisurely lunch in one of our many restaurants. When the sun goes down, the fun continues as the street livens up with the many wine bars, cafes and restaurants offering live music and entertainment. With many of the stores open 7 days, a day visit can turn into a ideal one day holiday escape.
Jetty Road is open for business 7 days a week. Many stores stay open late in the run-up to Christmas and late night shopping is every Thursday.
As we are a tourist area, a select number of cafes and restaurants will also be open on Christmas Day. The majority of stores and restaurants are also open on all the public holidays, including Proclamation Day Tuesday 27 December and New Year’s Day and then normal trading hours take place on the New Year's Day Public Holiday.
The Greenroom project
The new Jetty Road, Glenelg Green Rooms have been installed on Chapel Street and Moseley Square and will soon to be completed with the addition of the install on the corner of Brighton and Jetty Road Glenelg by the Telstra building. The designs are consistent with the existing green rooms which were installed along Jetty Road in 2014-15 and continue with the bright and colourful theme of sculptural pipework, sculptural seating and raised garden beds.
The Green Room on Chapel Street is still waiting on the delivery of six new bench seats to make the space a welcome and interesting location for people to sit, ponder and enjoy.
GU Film House, Glenelg
The first of its kind in Australia, the new GU Film House in the eastern end of Glenelg’s Jetty Road precinct opened in March 2016 and boasts six cinemas with large leatherette seats, onsite licensed café/bar and an enticing mix of arthouse and blockbuster movies in a stylish, purpose-built cinema complex.
Located on Cowper Street (just off Jetty Road) the GU Film House is easily accessible, with convenient, under-cover on-site parking and close proximity to the Bay Tram, Glenelg buses and Partridge Street East car park.
For a full list of up coming events on Jetty Road Glenelg visit the What's on events page.
Marina Pier offers a relaxing seaside, food, wine and shopping precinct. Indulge in the fine culinary delights from an array of cuisines at one of the many restaurants on the pier. Pamper yourself at a day spa or enjoy a quiet drink and delight in the panoramic views of the marina or the sun setting over the ocean.
Places to Eat
- Esca Restaurant and Espresso Bar
- Outback Jacks Bar & Grill
- The Oyster Bar
- Zucca Greek Mezze
- The Wharf Restaurant
- Lychie Chinese Restaurant
- Marina Sunset Bar
- Tomiko Japanese Steak House
- Viviamo Mediterranean
- Veloce Paninoteca Espresso Bar
- Little Canton Yum Cha
- Sammy’s on the Marina
Places to Browse
- On Board Surf and Snow
For more information visit www.marinapier.com.au