Henley Beach is one of our favourite places to visit, especially during summer.
On a hot day we usually aim to get there around 5.30pm to avoid the burning sun and to take advantage of the warmer water, which has had time during the day to heat up.
Henley Beach Square
One of the great things about Henley Beach is the Square, where there is a big grassy area or steps you can sit on, if you are not keen to eat on the sand.
Henley Beach Square is also surrounded by some popular cafes, restaurants and ice cream shops. The new Foodland across the road is convenient during the day for snacks and a box of ice blocks, if there is a group of you together. This is a popular spot for families, and during the year community events are held here too.
Fish and Chips at Henley Beach
Our favourite food place would have to be The Stunned Mullet, just near the beach at 8 East Terrace, Henley Beach. A little fish & chip shop which serves fresh fish, it is hugely popular by everyone who knows their fish & chips around this area. Look, it’s not the cheapest fish & chips, but it’s fresh and the quality is always good.
Play & Go Tip:
Ring ahead and order your food to avoid the sometimes long wait for orders as it’s always busy (phone 08 8356 7696). We often order on the way to Henley Beach so it is ready by the time we get there; pick up the food and then head to the beach. The flathead fillets and chips with chicken salt (above) is our favourite.
The waters at Henley are generally fairly calm so it’s a popular beach for families with little ones. On a still evening that’s not breezy, when the water is very calm, it is clear as clear can be.
Plus there is lots of soft sand for very important sandcastle making!
Joe’s Kiosk at Henley Beach
Joe’s Kiosk (below) is now completely sheltered so breakfasts here on the weekend will be less windy and can be enjoyed during cooler weather too. CLICK HERE for the Joe’s Kiosk website.
Unfortunately the kiosk is not open in the evenings, even on the weekend. Just by the kiosk is a shower. Public toilets are just near the kiosk and also on the other side of Henley Square.
Melt at Henley
The newest Melt opened in 2018 on Seaview Road at Henley Beach. Their kitchen is open for all-day dining from 11.30am on weekdays, and from 10am on weekends. Their menu includes brunch, tapas & pizza and they offer both indoor and outdoor dining, as well as takeaway. CLICK HERE for the Melt website.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Charles Sturt Council website.
What: Henley Beach
When: Anytime, especially when hot!
Where: Henley Beach, South Australia | Map
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