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Semaphore
Semaphore 
An unpretentious beach suburb with plenty of charm 

Semaphore, Adelaide (10-15km)

Semaphore is a charming beach suburb in Adelaide. It has a great village feel, some interesting shops, plenty of limestone cottages and a beach with a long pier, playground attractions, and plenty of appeal for families. This is a non pretentious place that oozes a relaxed vibe and has one of the best fish and chips shops in Adelaide. While Glenelg is the best known beach suburb in Adelaide, Semaphore trumps it hands down. And Semaphore is host to an annual international kite flying festival every March. (More info below and to your left <<<)
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Rent $$$:

house rentals are in the medium range


Soto's fish and chips - 23 Semaphore Rd. Ph: (08) 8449 1270

Location:

Beach


limestone homes, brick homes

Would Suit:

Families


Parking is usually OK but can be hard in summer

Vibe:

ice cream cones and beach holiday


If this suburb were a shoe it would be flippers and thongs

Semaphore beach has a vintage carousel, a water slide, ferris wheel, a small skateboard ramp, playground, a tiny steam train for little kids, a bike track, fresh air and fab views. The main shopping strip, Semaphore Rd, has cafes, shops and a cinema. Every November the Semaphore Street Fair is held in Semaphore Rd. Given the strong Greek tradition, what better place to hold a Greek festival than in Semaphore.

The streets are pleasant and there is plenty of period architecture. Semaphore was once a very working class area and while a substantial number of people on lower to mid incomes remains, the better paid have finally discovered this jewel of a place. Politically, Semaphore has historically been a Labor stronghold, with left leaning stalwarts.

Parking is usually Ok but does get hard around the beach in summer. Vibe: ice-cream cones and beach holidays. Shoe equivalent: flippers and thongs. Would suit: families, couples, oldies, anyone who likes beach living but not people with tickets on themselves. Distance from city centre: 14km. Direction: north west. Postcode: 5019

 


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