A sprawling expanse of white sand and colourful shoreline, Semaphore is a gorgeous coastal suburb located on the Gulf of St. Vincent in north-west Adelaide. Boasting a recipe for an unforgettable tourist destination, here you’ll find family-friendly shallows and uninhibited views of lavish waterfront sunsets, where you can unwind with your toes in the sand.
Things to do in Semaphore
Semaphore’s beachfront is its highlight attraction, backed by sand dunes that make you feel like you’re on a tropical island. Take a stroll down the grassy foreshore, enjoy swimming in the gentle waters or sunbathing along the pearly sands.
Walk down to the end of the long Semaphore jetty that juts out into the ocean and find a spot to sit back, relax and enjoy a romantic sunset over the water. A sight you won’t want to forget, the spectacular views here command a memorable photograph.
For a dose of history, check out the collection of historical buildings located along Semaphore Road. The Timeball Tower is a 1920s Palais bathing pavilion that has been transformed into a hotel and the Ozone Theatre building is a beautiful architectural masterpiece. Semaphore Road is also the place to seek out great deals on boutique clothing or dine on fish and chips at one of its popular pubs.
Semaphore caters to family entertainment, where you can play mini golf games, ride on a vintage carousel or take a trip on the train down the shoreline. An area that appeals to both kids and adults alike, Semaphore beckons with its beachside pubs, fine cuisine and elegant cafes that enliven the senses and entice the taste buds.
Getting around Semaphore
Semaphore is located approximately 14 kilometres outside of Adelaide and is conveniently accessible by railway. You can easily bicycle around the area for some scenic views or enjoy strolling down the path that runs along the seashore. There are also a couple of bus stops staggered along Semaphore Road.