A beautiful sunset is the epitome of fleeting beauty. They are relaxing, romantic and have a magical ability to stop time, replacing a hard day with a feeling of grounding and clarity. Here in Adelaide we are blessed to experience truly spectacular western-facing sunsets over the ocean. We’ve taken a peaceful stroll from coast to hills to bring you some of Adelaide’s best sunset hang outs for this long weekend.
For those feeling active, sunset gaze while hiking the 2km circuit of Hallett Cove Conservation Park. This Conservation Park is one of Australia’s most outstanding geological and archaeological sites. Why not finish the evening off at The Boatshed at Hallett Cove with superb wine and excellent food overlooking the entire beach.
The sand is clean, the water is clear, and the views are spectacular. Moana is a combination of low cliffs, sand dunes and a white sandy beach. It is also one of the few beaches where cars are allowed to drive onto the beach. Enjoy the sunset from the comfort of your car, then stroll the beach and visit the quirky Deep Blue Cafe on the Esplanade; a perfect place to stop for a coffee or meal after a relaxing sunset walk.
Southport in Port Noarlunga
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Southport beach has a stunning backdrop of the Onkaparinga River joining the waters of the St Vincent Gulf. Bring out those cameras; this is a photographer’s heaven with views of the 300m long Port Noarlunga Jetty and its dividing reef to the north.
Glenelg – The Moseley Beach Club
Sun, sand, great food and drink, The Moseley Beach Club is an absolute must do for Adelaide beach lovers. Open 7 days a week, Australia’s first beach club is located on the Glenelg Beach foreshore. With a DJ and live music on the weekends, relax on the sun lounges, day beds or bean bags with a twilight cocktail in hand.
Nestled between buzzing neighbours Glenelg and Henley, West beach is one of those quiet hidden gems along the coast. Why not take in the sights and sounds of the ocean at the West Beach Surf Club while you enjoy a relaxed meal, coffee and cake or a sunset drink.
Henley – Bacchus Wine Bar
This waters-edge restaurant is a touch of Mediterranean heaven. Bacchus has it all when it comes to romantic sunset views, with a cozy outdoor patio, umbrellas and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. This is the perfect spot for sunset watching and sipping on that Friday night glass of vino.
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Approximately 14kms from Adelaide, Semaphore beach’s white sands backed by low dunes makes you feel like you have retreated from the bustling city. Head down to Semaphore for sundown and enjoy its family friendly shallow waters and trendy vibe.
No list of sunset spots would be complete without this gem. 2KW has the most amazing panoramic view of the Adelaide skyline. Find a booth, order a sharing plate with your favourite SA wine, and enjoy the spectacular sights as day turns to night.
Mount Lofty Summit
Only 16km’s from Adelaide CBD, Mt Lofty Summit boasts dramatic views from 700 metres above sea level. For panoramic views across the city skyline all the way to the coast, head to Adelaide’s highest peak this weekend.
The famous Windy Point Lookout has always been a special place in Adelaide, providing a stunning view over the whole of Adelaide. It’s an ideal place to pause, reflect and watch as the sun goes down.
Our list can go on and on, and not only for hot spots in Adelaide but for many stunning locations across all of South Australia. Studies show that appreciating Mother Nature’s beauty improves well-being and enhances life satisfaction. So take that romantic walk or take a moment to sit and reflect with your furry friend, and enjoy our magnificent sky this long weekend.