Autumn weather may be cooling down, but it’s no excuse to stay indoors!
The City of Holdfast Bay has just launched their brand-new Glenelg to Seacliff Coastal Walk guide, detailing every hot spot along the way, and it’s the perfect reason to stretch your legs and cop some amazing views.
Broken into three pit stops, the breezy six-kilometre coastal walk along the esplanade starts at Glenelg with historic mansions along the way to Somerton Park.
The first part of the coastal walk with take roughly 34 minutes and is mainly flat, making it the perfect starting point for coffee at The Broadway Kiosk as you walk the path lined with Norfolk pines.
From Somerton Surf Life Saving Club public plaza, you’ll be just at the halfway point and taking in sweeping views of the coastline with plenty of seating to catch your breath and take it all in.
The portion of the walk in The Minda Coast Park features a public education zone near the dunes, with a focus on Indigenous environment and a site of cultural significance to the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plans, the Kaurna People.
Walkers can expect to take it a little easier with only 21 minutes to the Western suburbs hot spot, Brighton, the perfect place to refuel for the final leg of the breezy esplanade walk.
Offerings such as Alimentary Eatery, C.R.E.A.M, Cafe Lune, the Espy, A Cafe Etc, and The Seller Door (seriously, you’ll be here a while) all line the buzzing Jetty Road location and boast mouth-watering menus.
Brighton is also home to the annual Pattriti Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture Trail, which means before kicking on with the coastal walk, you can expect to see some impressive public art around the foreshore including South Aussie sand artist Sue Norman who crafts the most intricate mandalas in the sand.
For the final two kilometres, you can expect to pass a number of playgrounds and picnic spots, the iconic Seacliff Beach Hotel and even take a break atop the Kingston Park Coastal Reserve and Lookout to admire the Tjilbruke Spring site; a freshwater spring that has been bubbling in the sand for thousands of years.
The lookout also features the John Dowie Rock Sculpture, commemorating the Aboriginal Dreaming story about the spring with a breathtaking coastline view to call it a day.
Grab your friends and family and experience the Glenelg to Seacliff Coastal Walk because it’s jam packed with culture and scenes that photos just can’t do justice.
To check out the full guide visit the Glenelg to Seacliff Coastal Walk guide.