‘Tis the Sea-sun at Semaphore

Have you been to Semaphore lately, and did you know it's the only place in the world called Semaphore? Semaphore has long been one of Adelaide’s favourite beachside suburbs, with so much to do and see for families, and we've got the scoop on what's happening at Semaphore this summer!

Have you been to Semaphore lately, and did you know it’s the only place in the world called Semaphore?

Semaphore has long been one of Adelaide’s favourite beachside suburbs, with so much to do and see for families.

During the summer school holidays, Show Amusements Summer Carnival has a sweet set-up of rides and entertainment on the foreshore for families who like a bit of action.

You’ll find thrill rides and amusements for the whole crew, so if you’re looking for some seaside fun, this is a great place to start and it’s open til late every night over the summer break except Christmas Day!


Semaphore, for your beachside escape

Semaphore’s white sands, family-friendly shallows and colourful foreshore make for a classic Adelaide beach escape.

After walking the path through the dunes, a wide expanse of white sandy beach leads to the water. Think sandy toes, sun kissed noses and sand castles for days! The ultimate family-friendly beach, this is the spot you’re going to want to settle in as you get familiar with the sunshine again this season.

Semaphore, for summer fun

Enjoy the expanse of green foreshore – two kilometres of public space preserved for what beach holidays are supposed to be all about – fun!

Ride on the Vintage Carousel on the foreshore, buy ice creams and fish and chips, cycle on the bike track, and ride on the Mini Steam Train that puffs along the shoreline through the dunes.

sempahore summer

Semaphore, steeped in history

The Semaphore history isn’t confined to a museum, it’s literally all around you, as far as the eye can see—both in your natural surrounds (watch for dolphins and seals off the end of the jetty) and in the historic architecture that complements it.

Sempahore is home to the Timeball Tower, one of the only working timeballs left in the world, as well as the oldest working carousel in the southern hemisphere.

The glorious 1920s Palais bathing pavilion (now the Semaphore Palais hotel) and historical buildings also line Semaphore Road and the Esplanade.

things to do in semaphore

One of Adelaide’s widest boulevards, Semaphore Road, has found a new sense of style. Funky boutiques have opened their doors alongside famous ‘old salt’ pubs.

Contemporary cafes are serving beneath the tin ceilings of century-old buildings. Indulge in high-quality food in a beachside atmosphere, where great pubs mix with quirky cafes and good old-fashioned fish and chips.

Want to wake in the morning to the sound of waves? Start the day with a swim. You’ll find bed and breakfasts, apartments, a caravan park, hotel or student accommodation, and even a converted church in the area.

So what are you waiting for? Make it a Semaphore Summer these holidays… and we’ll sea you soon!


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