Urban Beach | Pinky Flat | Adelaide Riverbank | Review
If you’re looking for a place that’s central to meet up with friends where your every need is catered for and the kids can happily play in the sand or play in the water, then Urban Beach is the perfect place to be.
Urban Beach is set on the Torrens Riverbank at Pinky Flat, on the opposite side of the river to the Convention Centre, near Montefiore Rd Bridge. The backdrop of the river and city buildings in the background is quite spectacular.
We visited with friends and loved being able to lounge on a deck chair under an umbrella and chat while the kids played happily in the sand and the wading pool.
The wading pool is perfect for small children as parents can sit around the edge of the deck to watch their littlies play in the water. Just a word of caution for parents with small children: Urban Beach is only partially fenced from the River Torrens, therefore children need to be watched closely to ensure their safety.
Not surprisingly, Urban Beach is filled with sand which gives it a really relaxing feel. It really is the perfect place to sit and sip a glass of wine, cider or juice. For people who live on the other side of town away from the beach, this is such a great place to visit if you are lacking time to visit a real beach. The other bonus is that you can visit Urban Beach after shopping or a seeing a show in your ‘good’ clothes and not have to worry about getting too sandy.
There is a range of food options to choose from with several different pop-up type eateries serving classic fish and chips, Italian, burgers, pizza and gnocchi. There’s also a Beach Kiosk serving lighter options such as ice-creams, snacks and drinks. The Barefoot Bar serves beer, cider, juice and wine.
Older kids and adults are well-catered for too, as there is a kiosk onsite which hires out balls for a variety of different sports. There are also hula hoops and frisbees available. There is even a volleyball court, complete with sand.
If you’re not keen on dipping your feet into the sand, there is a grassy area with seating available where you can sit and eat and drink while watching the kids play volleyball. This also makes this part of the venue accessible for wheelchair users.
Urban Beach really is set up well for the whole community. There are activities, drop-in sports sessions and more happening most days of the week. You can read the weekly program here.
We really love Urban Beach and are looking for another excuse to go and visit. It is great for Adelaide and Adelaideans of all ages.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Urban Beach Website
What: Urban Beach | Adelaide Riverbank
When: Open until Sunday 28 January 2018
Where: Pinky Flat | Adelaide Riverbank
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