Western Bayside

Henley Beach to Semaphore

At Henley Beach another long wooden jetty extends into Gulf St Vincent, flanked on either side by a long strip of sand and lapping waters. Set just back from the sea is Henley Square, a drawcard especially on weekends with restaurants, bars and cafes often humming with live music. Straight up Seaview Road is the suburb of Grange, which has its own combination of beach and jetty. Relax and enjoy the view over coffee or a cafe meal at the Grange Jetty Kiosk. Further along is Semaphore, a suburb with fine heritage buildings, many cafes and uninterrupted sea views. The Art Deco Semaphore Palais offers dining right on the waterfront, while the Semaphore Waterslide Complex has activities for the kids. A walking and bike-riding track heads north to Largs Bay and North Haven Marina, and visitors can also take a 40-minute ride aboard a tourist train to Fort Glanville, built in 1878 in response to fears of a Russian invasion. Train operates 11am–4pm Sat–Sun (Oct–April), school and public holidays.