Holdfast Bay


An historic and popular Adelaide coastal area, Holdfast Bay encompasses Glenelg, Brighton, Seacliff and Kingston Park.

Holdfast Bay is just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s city centre and less than 10 minutes from the domestic and international airports. Its coast offers great opportunities all year for both business travellers and holiday seekers.

Glenelg’s well-known ‘Old Gum Tree’ was the site chosen by Governor Hindmarsh to read the proclamation of South Australia on 28 December 1836. Each year this event is celebrated on Proclamation Day with a re-enactment of this reading on the same site. While visiting, see the HMS Buffalo – an authentic replica of the original ship that brought the state’s first Governor to Holdfast Bay – now a floating restaurant.

Experience Glenelg’s bustling Jetty Road, the marina and Holdfast Shores development, beautiful white beaches, heritage walks and buildings, as well as a wide variety of accommodation, attractions, activities, festivals, cuisine and shopping.

Brighton, Kingston Park and Seacliff boast a relaxed lifestyle and superb coastal views. They offer a variety of shopping, dining, historical features and seaside activities.

The area has a Mediterranean climate characterised by warm dry summers and cool mild winters, with summer temperatures averaging 27 degrees Celsius and winter months around 15 degrees Celsius.

Quick Facts

The Holdfast Bay area is a local government area (LGA) in South Australia. This area is home to 12 locations and/or suburbs which you can explore in more detail by selecting from the list  below. The Holdfast Bay area is located approximately kms from the capital Adelaide.

If you are planning a visit to this area we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one ofthe buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know the area and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

Holdfast Bay

Area City



Population: 3564 | Holdfast Bay

Brighton Beach is a little south of Glenelg. It has an art deco feel, jetty, cafés...




Population: 3349 | Holdfast Bay

Located only 10 kilometres from the heart of Adelaide City, Glenelg is a charming seaside resort...

Glenelg East


Population: 3756 | Holdfast Bay

Glenelg North


Population: 6254 | Holdfast Bay

Glenelg South


Population: 2239 | Holdfast Bay



Population: 3009 | Holdfast Bay

Kingston Park


Population: 517 | Holdfast Bay

North Brighton


Population: 2272 | Holdfast Bay



Population: 1957 | Holdfast Bay

Seacliff Park


Population: 2439 | Holdfast Bay

Somerton Park


Population: 5537 | Holdfast Bay

South Brighton


Population: 2506 | Holdfast Bay