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

Somerton

Patrolled Unpatrolled Today

The southern section of the Adelaide coast (beach 230) extends for 7km almost due north from Seacliff to Brighton, and incorporates the seaside suburbs of Kingston Park, Seacliff, South Brighton, Brighton, North Brighton, Somerton Park, Glenelg South and Glenelg. Surf lifesaving clubs are located at Seacliff, Brighton, Somerton and Glenelg. Read more

The southern section of the Adelaide coast (beach 230) extends for 7km almost due north from Seacliff to Brighton, and incorporates the seaside suburbs of Kingston Park, Seacliff, South Brighton, Brighton, North Brighton, Somerton Park, Glenelg South and Glenelg. Surf lifesaving clubs are located at Seacliff, Brighton, Somerton and Glenelg.

Swimming

Somerton Beach (230C) is a continuation of Brighton beach, beginning at the Minda dunes and extending for 2 km to the north. The Somerton Surf Life Saving Club is located at the northern end of the Minda dunes (Fig. 4.63). At the surf club there is a ramp to the beach, with a seawall and beachfront road beginning at the ramp and extending all the way to Glenelg. The beach is typically fronted by a continuous attached bar (Fig. 4.64).

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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Beach Patrols Change Day

Somerton SLSC

Mon
25/11
Tue
26/11
Wed
27/11
Thu
28/11
Fri
29/11
Sat
30/11
Sun
01/12

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12:00 - 17:00

12:00 - 17:00

TODAY'S UPDATE

Weather
15°C
Water
19°C
UV Rating
11 / 11

Hazards

Shallow Water
Shallow Water
Shallow Sandbars
Shallow Sandbars
Long beach
Long beach

Information Symbols

Formal parking area
Cafe
Kiosk
Disabled Toilets
Toilets
Bike path
Showers
Mobile Phone Coverage
Jetty
Boat ramp

Regulation Symbols

Bicycles Allowed
Shared Footway
Sailboards Prohibited
No Horses
No Golf
Dog Litter Must be Picked Up
Dogs Must be on a Leash
No Dogs Allowed
Tuesday, 26 Nov 11:04

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-glenelg, Seacliff, Brighton, Glenelg, Glenelg Entrance
Length: 2km
General Hazard Rating: 3/10 (Least hazardous)
Beach Key: sa0230C