Marino is a seaside suburb of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. It's sited on coastal hills that overlook Gulf St Vincent. One of Marino's main attractions is the Marino Rocks beach which features a steep cliff face that reaches down to a low flat and quite rocky beach. This beach reaches out to a reef where snorkelling and fishing are popular activities.
Rocky Coastline And Artwork
After settling into your Marino accommodation you can take a casual stroll to the northern end of Marino Rocks beach where you'll run across some public artwork. One piece of distinction named 'Contemplation' created by artist Marijana Tadic depicts a rocked boat that looks right at home amongst this rugged coastline. At the access to the beach there are some examples of mosaic art that will set the tone for a day of fun and enjoyment in the sun and surf.
Much To See And Do At Marino
When staying at a Marino holiday rental there is much for you to do and see. Such as:
- Visits to the Marino Conservation Park and the Marino Rocks Lighthouse.
- Walk or ride along the coastal trail that begins at the Marino Esplanade and goes all the way to Hallett Cove Headland seven kilometres away. This trail is part of the Adelaide Coastal Park and is quite unique because of the rugged cliffs, rocky coastline and small coves along the way. There are 33 large artistic interpretive signs along the walking trail in the shapes of traditional Aboriginal Kaurna shields,crabs, fish and dolphins. These signs are the work of artist Barbary O'Brien in partnership with local schools, the Kaurna Aboriginal community and local resident groups.
- The Hallett cove cliffs are of geological significance in that they carry evidence of glacial movements made on the rocks millions of years ago.
- The Coast to Vines Rail Trail is a signposted bike-way that takes you from Marino to Glenelg, through Adelaide's southern suburbs and along secondary roads, most sealed. It follows the old now disused railway line for 34 kilometres, some of it travelling through the McLaren Vale wine district, and finishes at Willunga.
- Adelaide's beaches, none more than 30 minutes from the city centre are popular and well-frequented all year round because of the areas warm temperature.
A Home Away From Home Holiday Rental
Marino accommodation and holiday rentals, offers a more relaxed choice for holiday makers visiting Adelaide. Marino is within minutes of the city centre but you can sit back and relax in a seaside environment when you feel you've had enough of the hustle and bustle. Like all holiday rentals, it does have that homely, home away from home feel that sets it apart from more crowded hotel or motel accommodation options.