If you're thinking of booking Adelaide hotel accommodation or flights, you should probably start thinking about your holiday itinerary as well. Australia is known for its beautiful weather – so why not start your holiday by discovering some of the best beaches Adelaide has to offer? Here are a few of the most highly recommended swimming spots.
Adelaide Central Beaches.
Just 10km from central Adelaide you'll find Glenelg beach – a thriving beachside suburb. It's easily accessible via tram from the city, and you can spend the day exploring the shops, sandy white beaches, museums, galleries and cafes. While you're there, do not forget to stop by the Beachhouse, an amusement part with waterslides and rides for the whole family.
Beaches of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Located south of Adelaide, the Fleurieu Peninsula is home to a great beach culture. Horseshoe Bay in Port Elliot is a favorite sheltered swimming spot for families. Middleton Beach is another popular holiday spot for relaxed beachgoers, with plenty of holiday homes nearby. But if you would rather try surfing on some of the largest waves around, try Boomer Beach – a popular surfing and whale-spotting area.
Beaches of the Limestone Coast.
Halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide you'll find the Limestone Coast – the perfect place to stop during your travels around Australia. Long beach is approximately 12km long and a great spot for four-wheel drive exploring. Not far from the town of Edithburgh you'll find Sultana Point, a quiet swimming beach, and Edithburgh Tidal Pool, an enclosed pool area that's very popular for swimming. And while you're on the Limestone Coast, do not miss Black Point – located on the eastern Yorke Peninsula, it features some of the best surfing spots, heritage sites and restaurants in the region.
The beaches of Kangaroo Island.
Just a short flight from Adelaide is Kangaroo Island – one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. While you're there, make sure you check out Vivonne Bay – one of the best beaches in Australia for surfing, fishing and swimming. Island Beach is another not-to-be missed, white sandy beach on the island; fringed by dense bush land, this long stretch of beach provides safe swimming and walking opportunities.
Remember to book plenty of time at your Adelaide hotel accommodation – when you're not exploring the beautiful beaches, you'll be busy experiencing the many vineyards, restaurants and shops this city has to offer. Also, make sure you book your Adelaide hotel accommodation in advance so you do not miss out!