Henley

Henley Suburb Profile

Life revolves around the beach in this iconic seaside neighbourhood. Spanning the entire length of the suburb, a pristine stretch of coast forms the perfect backdrop for a relaxed yet active lifestyle. Blending its vibrant café scene with contemporary shopping and a relaxed surfie vibe, Henley Beach retains a distinct, laid-back holiday feel that Adelaideans can’t get enough of.

You'll love

The beach, the cafés, the convenience – get home from work in time to walk along the beach and eat fish n’ chips while the sun sets.

The Drawbacks

Crowds flock to Henley Beach during summer – be prepared for extra traffic, limited parking and lines to popular cafés.

Did you know

Established in 1925, Henley Surf Lifesaving Club was the first surf lifesaving club in South Australia.

Nearby Neighbourhoods

Grange , Glenelg

Getting Around

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Lifestyle

A favourite spot for the hip and healthy, Henley Beach attracts people from near and far. Nurtured by a strong local community and a bustling café culture, the sandy beach is the major drawcard of this relaxed seaside enclave.

As soon as the sun comes out, families set up camp with bright umbrellas and beach towels, while kids make a beeline for the shallow puddles to look for shells. Runners hit the pavement early, relishing quiet mornings and a fantastic footpath that extends to beaches in both directions, while swimmers make the most of the clear water and gentle surf. On the weekends, stand-up paddle boarders take advantage of the calm conditions while kite surfers harness the breeze on windy days.

Those who are lucky enough to score a front-row seat gravitate to their balconies and front lawns to soak up the seaside air. Residents who live on the backstreets make walking to the beach a daily ritual. For those who’d rather keep their toes sand free, Henley Beach’s famous jetty juts out 500 metres over the sea – a favourite spot for fishermen and Sunday strollers.

The recently renovated Henley Square provides the perfect vantage point. A true community hub in every sense of the word, the Square offers up a bustling precinct of cafés, restaurants and eateries. Parklands beckons picnickers, while the ultra-modern Surf Lifesaving Club, the historic Ramsgate Hotel and other nearby bars provide the perfect spot to watch the sun go down. 

A selection of shops, daily conveniences and services can also be accessed via the Square, while a handful of eateries and retailers can be found on the leafy backstreets. When home, locals tend to get around on foot or on bike, truly embracing the seaside lifestyle.

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Neighbours

Henley Beach attracts families, young professionals and established couples who all crave the fresh seaside air and open space that only the beach can provide. Access to prestigious schools and plenty of choice in outdoor recreation appeals to growing families, while older singles and retirees lap up the comfort of the beach atmosphere and friendly vibe.

Locals like to stay active and can often be seen walking, running or cycling along the Esplanade. They also enjoy letting their hair down, often dining out at the many restaurants, cafés and bars on offer.

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Locals love

There’s something about salty air that increases the appetite. Fortunately, Henley Beach delivers on cuisine and culture with a line-up of well-loved Thai, Italian, Greek and even Scandinavian fare to quell hunger pangs. Seaview Road attracts shoppers for fashion and gifts.

With a sandy playground right on the doorstep, Henley Beach caters to active locals. New paths along the Esplanade attract runners and dog walkers, cyclists take advantage of blessedly flat roads, and nearby suburbs such as Grange and Seaton host world-class golf courses and reserves.

Although it can get busy during summer, the recently revamped Henley Square is where all the action is. Outdoor cafés, relaxed bars and rolling lawns all provide plenty of spots for people watching and mingling.

Property

Henley Beach has inspired a myriad of architectural styles over the years, creating a melting pot of art-deco units, solid-brick apartment blocks, contemporary new townhouses and seaside mansions.

Given its location and the pristine beach, the whole neighbourhood is in high demand – like most beachside suburbs, the closer you get to the sand, the higher the prices. The homes along the Esplanade fetch the highest prices and make use of the beautiful outlook with large windows and balconies overlooking the sand.

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Locals Guide

QUICK BITES

QUICK BITES

RUBENS PIZZA GASTRONOMIA

Authentic pizza and Italian

1/326 Seaview Road, Henley Beach South 08 8356 5118 www.rubenspizza.com
BOOST JUICE BAR

Smoothies health snacks and wraps

4/72 Seaview Road, Henley Beach 08 8235 9582 www.boostjuice.com.au
HENLEY TAKE AWAY

Greek, Middle Eastern, seafood

255 Seaview Road, Henley Beach 08 8353 4161
JOE’S KIOSK

Traditional café right on the beach

Corner of South Street and The Esplanade, Henley Beach
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RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

ESTIA RESTAURANT

Greek dishes with laidback outdoor dining

255 Seaview Road, Henley Beach 08 8353 2875 www.estia.com.au
CHARMINAR INDIAN RESTAURANT

Traditional Indian in contemporary surrounds

1 Henley Beach Road, Henley Beach South 08 8235 9911 www.charminar.com.au
CAFFE PRIMO

Hearty Italian on the beach

207 The Esplanade, Henley Beach 08 8356 8003 www.caffeprimo.com.au
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CAFES

CAFES

CIBO ESPRESSO

Great coffee and luscious pastries

251 The Esplanade, Henley Beach 08 8355 4079 www.ciboespresso.com
303 BY THE SEA

Organic coffee, homemade goods, all day breakfast

303 Seaview Road, Henley Beach www.303bythesea.com.au
COCOLAT

Dessert, coffee and chocolate

340 Seaview Road, Henley Beach 08 8356 8521 www.cocolat.com.au
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BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

BARS, PUBS AND CLUBS

HENLEY BEACH HOTEL

Modern Australian dishes in a seaside pub

Corner The Esplanade and Seaview Road, Henley Beach 08 8356 5014 www.henleybeachhotel.com.au
RAMSGATE HOTEL

Heritage building modern decor live music

328 Seaview Road, Henley Beach 08 8356 5411 www.ramsgatehotel.com.au
BACCHUS WINE BAR

Cocktails international dishes sea-view terrace

253 The Esplanade, Henley Beach 08 8356 2644 www.bacchusbar.com.au
MALOBO

Café by day, cocktail and wine bar at night

257 Seaview Road, Henley Beach 08 8353 2372 www.malobo.com.au
HENLEY BEACH SLSC

Oceanview bar and restaurant

246 The Esplanade, Henley Beach 08 8356 6587 www.henleyslsc.com.au
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SHOP

SHOP

ONE RUNDLE TRADING CO

Home fashion art

26/340 Seaview Road, Henley Beach 08 8235 0136 www.onerundle.com.au
SEED HERITAGE

Women's fashion and accessories

346 Seaview Road, Henley Beach 08 8353 0013 www.seedheritage.com
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GROOM

GROOM

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SCHOOLS

SCHOOLS

ST MICHAEL'S COLLEGE

Co-educational Catholic secondary, year 7 - 12

15 Mitton Avenue, Henley Beach 08 8356 5966 www.smc.sa.edu.au
STAR OF THE SEA SCHOOL

Co-educational Catholic primary, reception to year 7

333 Military Road, Henley Beach 08 8115 7400 www.star.catholic.edu.au
HENLEY COMMUNITY KINDERGARTEN

Sessional preschool for ages 4 and 5

8 White Street, Henley Beach 08 8356 2300 www.henleykgn.sa.edu.au
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GROCERIES AND MARKETS

GROCERIES AND MARKETS

HENLEY BEACH SOUTH IGA
16 Henley Beach Road, Henley Beach 08 8353 0340 www.iga.com.au
TIMESAVERS SUPERMARKET
538 Grange Road, Henley Beach 08 8235 0033
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PLAYGROUNDS

PLAYGROUNDS

HENLEY SQUARE PLAYSPACE

Water play, reserve and beach

Seaview Road, Henley Beach
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Information Source: CoreLogic RP Data Pty Ltd

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