Escape the Boxing Day crowds and live like a local at Jetty Road, Glenelg. Catch up with family and friends and plan a big day out at the beach. Start your day with a delicious brunch or lunch, then relax with a coffee and a jetty walk. Try a spot of open-air retail therapy or spoil yourself with an ice-cream. Here’s a list of ideas to help you live like a local at The Bay.
BEST SPOTS TO EAT
What better way to start your day than with a beachside brunch or lunch? Settle in early and try some of the local favourite cafes and eateries.
A modern, hip eatery with fantastic service and delicious food. With breakfast served from 8:30am – 3pm, Fourth is located near Moseley Square. Enjoy menu items like:
- Charcoal Burger with a corn fritter, portobello mushroom, grilled haloumi, smashed avo, spinach, beetroot hummus.
- Green Eggs is pesto scrambled eggs, broccoli, asparagus, kale, spinach on thick-cut sourdough rye.
The perfect lunch spot for pizza lovers. Focusing on South Australian ingredients, the menu features pizza pasta, and salad. It’s a local's favourite spot to relax with a craft beer and enjoy the breathtaking view of Glenelg beach. Some interesting options are…
- Veganeater Pizza - Hummus base, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, roasted capsicum, red onion, black olives, ﬁnished with rocket, fresh tomato & red onion, drizzled with garlic oil.
- Carbonara Pizzata – Thin pizza base with bechamel sauce base, parmesan cheese, egg, pancetta, mozzarella, & garlic oil.
Inspired by the Scandinavian kitchen, Swedish Tarts is a fresh take on the traditional. Boasting their very own in-house bakery, the pastries, cakes and biscuits are a must-try. Locals love…
- Wellness Bowl - Harissa chickpeas, fried potatoes, sauteed kale, avocado, black sesame, tahini dressing, pickled red cabbage, toast with Nuttelex. Add corn fritters or chicken & aioli.
- Swedish crepes - Smoked salmon, baby spinach, capers, red onion, aioli, fresh dill, sticky balsamic.
Open from 27 December
THINGS TO DO
Shop Until You Drop
Stroll along Jetty Road and explore our unique retailers. There’s stores you can’t find anywhere else with a fantastic mixture of fashion, home wares and specialty stores. Look out for amazing Boxing Day sales without the stress of beating the big crowds. There’s something for all ages.
Built in 1859, Glenelg Jetty is an iconic beachside destination. Perched above pristine waters, it’s the perfect spot to walk off your brunch or lunch. Chat with the local fisherman or watch the surf lifesavers train. If you’re in an active mood try a spot of volleyball on the beach or book a Segway tour. Getting out on the water is also a fun option. The Temptation Sailing Dolphin Boat tour offers an unforgettable experience where the local dolphins may pay you a visit.
Mix 102.3 Giant Wheel
Get the view of a lifetime on the Mix 102.3 Giant Wheel. Standing at a massive 35 metres high it has 24 gondolas that seat up to six people. Enjoy beautiful scenes of the ocean, hills, and city. Priced from just $8.
Check Out A New Release
Event Cinema is Glenelg’s very own arthouse cinema. Screening niche films, as well as arthouse and mainstream releases it has a licensed café with a curated food menu, wine list, and more. Located on Cowper Street, drive straight underneath with their free 2 hours onsite parking. Get an additional 2 hours free when cinema ticket barcodes are scanned at the parking machine.
A Cheeky Cocktail On The Beach
Think luxury day beds under striped umbrellas, daybed service, and ice-cold cocktails. The Moseley Beach Club is Australia’s first licensed beachfront club. Book a daybed, luxe lounger, or a booth for a session with friends or hang out for free in the casual dining area. There are DJs and live music daily and even a spot for the kids. A must-visit for summer.
Ice-Cream At The Beach
You are spoilt for choice with the amazing ice-cream choices on Jetty Road, Glenelg. Gelati is a crowd favourite with delicious flavours like Poached Spiced Apple and Chunky New York Cheesecake at Gelatissimo & Bottega Gelateria. For a healthier option, the new Yo-Chi Frozen Yoghurt store is fun, offering yummy flavour options you can top with fresh fruit, nuts, lollies, biscuits, and heaps more.
Stay and Play
Let the kids burn up some post-Christmas energy at the amazing Glenelg Foreshore Playground. Overlooking the jetty the play space is a mixture of activities for young and older kids. There are mini trampolines, giant slides, and water play features.