Seacliff-glenelg - Beach in Somerton Park Holdfast Bay SA - SLS Beachsafe

Seacliff-glenelg

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The southern section of the Adelaide coast extends for 7 km almost due north from Seacliff to Brighton, and incorporates the seaside suburbs of Kingston, Seacliff, South Brighton, Brighton, North Brighton, Somerton Bay, Somerton Park, Glenelg South and Glenelg. Surf Life Saving Clubs are located at Seacliff, Brighton, Somerton and Glenelg. Read more

The southern section of the Adelaide coast extends for 7 km almost due north from Seacliff to Brighton, and incorporates the seaside suburbs of Kingston, Seacliff, South Brighton, Brighton, North Brighton, Somerton Bay, Somerton Park, Glenelg South and Glenelg. Surf Life Saving Clubs are located at Seacliff, Brighton, Somerton and Glenelg.

Swimming

The Seacliff to Glenelg beaches offers relatively safe swimming owing to the usually low waves and continuous shallow bar. However rips occasionally cross the bar scouring deeper channels. Stay on the inner bar and clear of any deeper troughs. Care must also be taken near the rocks at Seacliff, around the two jetties, at the Patawalonga breakwater where there can be strong currents, and at occasional breaks in the bar where there are deeper holes. The safest swimming is at the four areas patrolled by the Seacliff, Brighton, Somerton and Glenelg Surf Life Saving Clubs.

Surfing

Surf is usually low and sloppy along the Adelaide beaches. A high swell in the south or a strong westerly is required to produce waves over 1 m.

Fishing

The jetties attract most Brighton and Glenelg fishers, while Seacliff rock flats are also popular, as it the Glenelg breakwater. The water off the beaches tend to be shallow, with the best fishing at high tide.

General

This is Adelaide’s and South Australia’s most popular stretch of beach. It offers good access, a wide range of facilities and relatively safe swimming, with usually little surf.

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Glenelg (Lifeguards)

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
20°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
10 / 11

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Toilets
Drinking water
Other facilities
Unspecified
Boat ramp
Wednesday, 27 Nov 3:12

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.


Somerton Park, SA 5044
Includes beaches: Seacliff, Brighton, Somerton, Glenelg, Glenelg Entrance
Length: 7km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0230