Stay at ~ Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park

If you’re looking for a caravan park with easy access to the southern metropolitan beaches of Seacliff, Brighton and Glenelg and only around 17 kilometres from the city of Adelaide, take a look at Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park in South Australia.

It takes a winding ride through suburban streets to get to the park, but it’s so worth it in the end.

The pick of the sites are beachfront, where you back onto a grassed area and put your awning out over the matting provided. Then you can simply chill out and watch the passing parade of walkers, riders, joggers and sightseers, using the cycle/walking path that runs parallel to the park.

The park overlooks Seacliff Beach which always has something to watch, with the yacht club and surf lifesaving club next to the park, there is action on the water throughout the day.

We saw different classes of sailing boats, windsurfers and kite boarders all sharing the water, and if you’re keen there is SUP (stand up paddle board) hire available or you can try your hand at beach fishing.  Plenty of mullet were being caught in the shallows when the morning tide was up.

You can take the walking path for as long as you feel like walking in either direction, but if you head north towards Brighton jetty, it’s around a 5 kilometre return trip. Along the way you can spot sculptures and just have a good nosey at all the houses on the esplanade which I like to do.

The sculptures you’ll see along the way were all once part off the Brighton Jetty Sculptures event, South Australia’s biggest sculpture exhibition which is held each year in January.

One sculpture at the beginning of the jetty is particularly sad, it depicts a woman and children swimming between surf lifesaving flags, and it’s a memorial to Kitty Whyte, a local woman who taught children water safety and how to swim.  In 1926, at the age of 35 she was the victim of a shark attack in the water near the jetty and died from her injuries. She was the first known shark attack victim in South Australia.

Brighton jetty is at the end of Jetty Road, which has an interesting strip of shops, cafes, restaurants, a bakery and ice cream parlours to visit. There is loads of room outdoors for al fresco dining but make sure to duck inside the cafes and shops to see some amazing artworks and murals adding to the décor.

It’s an easy stroll from the caravan park to the Yacht Club where visitors are welcome to go for a drink and to take in the ambiance, especially at night and the Surf lifesaving Club next door has excellent meals, a really good wine list and terrific staff which made for a memorable night for a group function we attended.

The Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park also has excellent, clean facilities and great camp kitchen areas to use.

For a scenic look over the park and fabulous views of the coast, take the steep walk up to the lookout above the park which has a landmark sculpture representing the creator hero of the Kaurna aboriginal people.

Enjoy a visit to Seacliff and Brighton.


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