Port Elliot’s Surf Life Saving Club has finally re-opened, following a massive $5.98 million renovation, dubbed as the biggest of its kind in South Australian history.
It’s re-development was unveiled to the public on the weekend, with the popular club re-opening its doors to its members and visitors just in time for summer.
Port Elliot’s SLSC will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, with buskers to frequent on Sunday’s throughout summer.
Staffed by volunteers, the bar will offer light snack options like cheese platters and toasted sandwiches, with locally produced wine, as well as beer, gin and spirits on offer.
Their brand new downstairs kiosk will provide you with your daily coffee, and all your traditional summer treats like ice creams, drinks, chips, donuts and more to keep you refreshed during Adelaide’s scorching warmer months.
The club is also now taking bookings for functions and events for February onwards, offering a full kitchen and bar for catering purposes.
Their function space can accomodate up to 125 guests, with its stunning balcony also holding up to 50 people. A small meeting space of up to 25 people offers for a more intimate event or get together.
Individual packages can be organised on request to meet your needs for that special birthday, wedding, party or event.
The upgrade is the biggest of any to a surf life saving club in SA, and will provide its members, staff and visitors with state-of-the-art resources to promote vital lifesaving services for years to come.
This combined effort by the State Government, the clubs members and the Alexandria Council, has been welcomed by locals since the three surf lifesaving clubs across the electorate of Finniss were given the go head for an investment into their future.
The club has long provided locals with the most significant part of summer, surf life savers, with 150 active patrolling members keeping their eyes on the beach every weekend between October and April. Jet skis, inflatable boats, helicopters and unmanned drones assist these every day heroes over the busy summer period.
It prides itself on its family friendly atmosphere and culture of mateship. With over 500 members, programs such as Same Wave, Vacswim, Open Water Swimming and important activities like introducing new refugees to Australian beach culture all play a part in the services Port Elliot SLSC provides.
To stay up to date with their latest news and for more information on functions and events, head to the Port Elliot SLSC website.