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10 reasons to live in Henley Beach

A beautiful beachside suburb situated west of Adelaide CBD, Henley Beach has a lot to offer residents and visitors.

A cosmopolitan suburb that offers a laid-back lifestyle that you have always dreamed of.

If you’re not convinced that Henley Beach is for you, then here are 10 reasons why you should live in Henley Beach.


With one of South Australia’s most beautiful beaches right on your doorstep, you can’t go wrong. Take a walk or a swim, go fishing or spend the day on the beach – Henley beach has it all for you and your family.

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Henley Beach has plenty to offer for a great dining experience. Whether you are looking to get a coffee at a cafe, take the kids out for lunch or enjoy a special dinner with family and friends, Henley Beach has a vast choice of dining experiences.

With a newly renovated Henley Square, the experience is even better.

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Henley Beach is a suburb with a great lifestyle for families. Kids can walk or ride their bikes to many good schools close by – such as Henley Beach Primary School, Henley High School, Fulham Gardens Primary School and Fulham North Primary School.

There are excellent private schools too such as St Michael’s College, St Francis School in Lockleys and Nazareth Catholic College- which is a short drive away.


The Henley Surf Life Saving Club is not only known for its fully equipped and skilled lifesavers, but also for a fantastic clubhouse that looks right onto the beach and offers a full bar, platters and meals.

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Photo cred: Henley Surf Life Saving Club


Henley Beach has a vibrant and warm community spirit that welcomes everyone from all walks of life.

For footy lovers, there is the Henley Sharks Football Club. The Henley and Grange Community Centre offers various recreational programs and events. If you’re looking for space to grow your veggies and learn about sustainable gardening visit the Henley Community Garden.

If you’re into art and craft visit The Henley and Grange Arts Society for adults and kids classes, workshops and events.

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Photo cred: Henley Community Garden


Henley Beach is well connected by public transport.

The Grange line takes you straight to Adelaide Oval while an easy bus ride will take you into Adelaide CBD.

There are also buses to Harbour Town and Glenelg in the south or Grange, Semaphore, Port Adelaide and West Lakes Shopping Centre in the north.

If you’re travelling by car then most suburbs including the CBD are within a 10-15 minute drive.


The iconic River Torrens Linear Park which follows along 30 km of the River Torrens ends right at Henley Beach.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get on to the premier walking trail or ride your bike. Enjoy this car-free route which connects Henley Beach to the city and beyond.

There are also many coastal walks heading north and south from Henley Beach for the family to enjoy and explore.

For a less strenuous walk enjoy Henley Beach Jetty which is due to get an upgrade this year.

Photo Cred: Hiro Ishino


There are plenty of excellent golf courses around Henley Beach for the golf enthusiast.

Adelaide Shores is one of the best public golf facilities while the championship golf course, Kooyonga Golf Club, is only 10 minutes away.

For family fun, there is West Beach Golf and West Beach Mini Golf close by.

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Photo Cred: Hiro Ishino


Henley Beach offers a diverse range of housing. From stunning homes on the beachfront to affordable houses and retirement units, you’ll find that Henley Beach has a great mix of people living together.

You’ll also see many architectural styles to suit your taste – from Art Deco units and 1970s bricked apartment blocks to renovated villas and charming bungalows along with beachfront mansions and swanky new townhouses.

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Henley Beach has a range of shops and stores to cater to all your shopping needs. You’ll find eclectic boutiques offering fashion and gifts, homewares stores, beauty and pampering services along with fresh produce and groceries.

Photo Cred: Hiro Ishino

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