Bay Discovery Centre
Aboriginal Culture & Heritage
Parks, Reserves and Beaches
Walking & Bike Trails
Places to Visit
Getting Here & Around
Take a journey of discovery along the coastal reserves, walkways, cycle paths, and nearby coastal drives of Holdfast Bay, from Glenelg to Kingston Park.
There are a number of foreshore parks and reserves along our coastline that overlook our spectacular coastal beaches.
They cater for all the family offering large, grassed areas suitable for picnics or BBQs, with playgrounds and public toilets.
There are various public toilets along the coast of Holdfast Bay; in particular in our central visitor hubs such as Glenelg and Brighton and also in many seaside reserves and parks from Glenelg North to Kingston Park.
There is a range of parking options at each of Holdfast Bay’s main suburbs, Glenelg, Brighton, Somerton Park, Hove, Seacliff, and Kingston Park. Most parking spaces in Brighton, Somerton Park, Hove and Seacliff are free and provide easy access to nearby services and town centres.
Glenelg is the main tourism precinct in Holdfast Bay and offers paid and free parking options for visitors. There are several off-street car parks with ticket machines installed and a number of these operate 24 hours a day. Please check the signs for instructions on the time period for each. There are also a few large parking complexes in Glenelg, including one at Marina Pier, Colley Terrace, and Elizabeth Street. Several designated parking spaces along Glenelg’s side streets offer free parking for periods, so you may be a short walk to the centre of Glenelg. To avoid a fine, always be sure to read the signs on the street to ensure you are parking in the appropriate areas.
The City of Holdfast Bay have free barbecue facilities in many of the parks and reserves.
We maintain the barbecue facilities, including cleaning.
There are many tennis clubs in Holdfast Bay, with several tennis courts available to the public without booking, free of charge, and on a shared basis.