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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 local galleries.

Jetty Road, Glenelg

Jetty Road Glenelg is just 20 minutes from the City, you can lose yourself in the kilometre long shopping strip filled with stylish fashion boutiques, art galleries, homewares, gift shops and more.

There are over 300 businesses to choose from. It's the perfect place to grab a barista made 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.

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 a tourist area, a select number of cafes and restaurants are open on Christmas Day. The majority of stores and restaurants are open on all the public holidays, including Proclamation Day Tuesday 27 December and New Year’s Day. Normal trading hours take place on the New Year's Day Public Holiday.

GU Film House Glenelg

The GU Film House in the eastern end of Glenelg’s Jetty Road precinct 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, undercover onsite parking and close proximity to the Bay Tram, Glenelg buses and Partridge Street East car park.

Where to Park in Jetty Road Glenelg

Marina Pier

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

  • The Oyster Bar
  • Zucca Greek Mezze
  • The Wharf Restaurant
  • Marina Sunset Bar
  • Tomiko Japanese Steak House
  • Veloce Paninoteca Espresso Bar
  • Sammy’s on the Marina

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