Set amongst the expansive sand dunes, Semaphore foreshore boasts a superb playground and vintage train running along the coast to Fort Glanville. During the summer school holidays, the foreshore is transformed as the carnival arrives with rides and sideshows.
For the more adventurous, why not walk down to Semaphore South and watch the parachuters landing (flights leave from Parafield). Perhaps bring your Windsurfer, SUP board or kayak and check out Semaphore Beach, West Lakes and Garden Island Dolphin Sanctuary from another angle! Military buffs would enjoy the entertaining tour of historical Fort Glanville. Top off the day with a refreshing sundowner and affordable meal on the balcony of the Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club, or a quick hit of tennis at Point Malcolm Reserve.
Blessed to be a hub of activity, Semaphore and surrounds is fortunate to host the following festivals;
International Kite Festival
Semaphore Music Festival
Semaphore Street Fair
Port Adelaide Laneway Festival
Why not check out Port Adelaide which is a 30 minute stroll or 5 minutes by car. With it’s beautiful architecture, funky cafes and inviting beer gardens, Port Adelaide is a wanderers delight. There is plenty to do for the young at heart with the South Australian Maritime Museum, National Railway Museum, South Australian Aviation Museum and Clipper Ship. Why not spend a day out at sea on a Tall Ship, or rent a kayak and paddle through the famed Torrens Island mangroves. For those fascinated by the Port’s history, you could even scare yourself on the regular nighttime Ghost Tour.
Adelaide and Beyond
Only a short train ride into the city, the world acclaimed WOMAD and Adelaide Fringe Festival are on your doorstep. With world class performances over a four week period, these events are not to be missed. Combined with the Adelaide Central Market and the expanse of world renowned museums and galleries, its easy to understand why Adelaide is considered one of the worlds most livable cities.
Only 35 minutes away is the Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door or the National Wine Center. Further afield, in less than 1 hours commute from Semaphore Sea Breeze, you will find the wine havens of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale, or the historic German hamlet of Hahndorf and the scenic Adelaide Hills with its boutique wineries.