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Getting together in Semaphore

The popular family-friendly beach resort of Semaphore in Adelaide, South Australia, is a great place to spend a holiday. With its great holiday vibe, plenty of excellent holiday accommodation choices and loads of things to do, you’ll be sure to have an excellent time no matter what you like to do on holiday.

Situated to the north west of the vibrant city of Adelaide, Semaphore boasts an excellent seaside atmosphere. From the popular Semaphore Road with its mixture of trendy boutiques and cafes to the great mixture of events such as the Kite Festival and the annual Music Festival, you’re sure to find something to entertain you. As a result, the population swells in the summer months, as visitors from the area and further afield come to make use of the excellent facilities, holiday homes and holiday apartments, the beach and the restaurants. The suburbs jetty is a favourite ‘hang out’ for locals and visitors alike, and those in self catering holiday accommodation in Semaphore can make use of the excellent local butchers, delis and supermarkets to stock their fridges in their holiday villas.

Things to do in Semaphore

There is plenty to do in Semaphore. Those who are lucky enough to secure beachfront holiday apartments or holiday accommodation near the sea in Semaphore will likely spend the majority of their time catching the sun and riding the waves. Those with children will also like Semaphore – there is a good range of child friendly holiday accommodation as well as loads of things to do for the kids, including a water park, amusements and mini golf. And, if you want to take it easy, you can go for long walks on the beach or along the jetty. Of course, you may also want to leave your holiday home early and take in the sights of Adelaide city, including its many churches, or enjoy a nice glass of local wine from the excellent vineyards in the region on the balcony of your holiday apartment.

There’s an excellent calendar of events held throughout the year in Semaphore, from the aforementioned Kite Festival in November and the yearly music festival which takes place in September or October. Those with children will love the Semaphore Summer Carnival which sees tonnes of activities for children, including face painting, clowns and all sorts of music and dance.

Best time to visit Semaphore

The resort of Semaphore comes alive in the summer, and the population increases as thousands of locals and those from further afield come to enjoy the beach and holiday atmosphere. If you are looking for sun, sea and sand then the summer is your best bet, although bear in mind that the best holiday apartments and holiday homes in Sempahore are booked up well in advance of the summer months. If you want to find bargain holiday rentals in Semaphore you need to plan early! The winter months can bring cooler weather, although the daytime temperatures are still pretty pleasant, and you will be able to take your pick from the best holiday accommodation in Semaphore at the best prices. It’s also easier to secure holiday apartments or villas for those with specific needs – disabled, child friendly and pet friendly accommodation in Semaphore is easier to find in the off season.

Getting to Semaphore from the UK

You can reach Semaphore from the UK by flying via an international hub such as Singapore or Dubai and landing at Sydney and taking an internal flight to Adelaide, the centre of which is about 30 minutes away from Semaphore by taxi or local transport. If you are staying in self catering holiday accommodation in Semaphore you may want to hire a car and drive from Adelaide – you’ll have plenty of freedom to explore the area and the further afield sights, and you will be able to do a pile of shopping in the supermarket and bring it back to your holiday villa or apartment with ease.

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Recent Reviews

A must place to stay.

5 of 5
This is the second time staying at this property. Great location, lovely house with plenty of room and very clean. The area is very quiet and the beach is just a hop skip and a jump away. The hosts are fantastic. Definitely would recommend staying here. Semaphore is just down the road with some fabulous shops and eateries. Only a short 15-20 minute drive to the city. You can watch the dolphins nearby at Port Adelaide. Thanks Rob for being such a good host. Sue
  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2018

great appartment, the balcony was fantastic and so huge. Amazing views from all the rooms.

4 of 5
We had a wonderful weekend. The appartment was big enough for the family. Great location and so close to Jetty Rd. Just what we needed to recharge. We had perfect weather and the sunsets were amazing. Many thanks.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2018