Henley Beach SA 5022, Australia
The Best Local Beach in AdelaideIn all of the tourist brochures you'll see Glenelg listed as 'the beach to visit' when you're in Adelaide. Forget the brochures and listen to the local - visit Henley Beach instead.
Whilst Glenelg is easy to get to - the cities tram runs from the city to Glenelg; there is a small amusement park plus a few museums in the area, it's often overcrowded, overpriced and the beach... well, quite frankly it's really dirty!
Henley Beach takes a little longer to get to - the bus journey is around 30minutes - but you'll be greeted with a less crowded beach filled with locals, an array of restaurants and cafes, a few boutique stores and white, clean sand!
For a summer tradition, get a yiros from Estia's takeaway window or fish & chips from Zootz 2 Go and sit in the square's amphitheatre.
For a great restaurant, I recommend Estia for delicious Greek food or Thai Orchid for Thai and a view across the beach at sunset. After dinner head to Copenhagen Ice Cream (around the corner from Estia's) to grab an ice cream or hot chocolate, depending on the season!