Henley Beach


Henley Beach Vacation & Travel Guide

Henley Beach is a suburb of Adelaide in South Australia. It is located on the coast, adjacent to the suburb of Grange. 

Henley Beach is a popular tourist destination, with its long sandy beach and ocean views. Lifesavers patrol the beach during the summer months. 

There are some restaurants and cafes in Henley Beach and a few shops. The Henley Square shopping center is located just a few minutes walk from the beach. 

Henley Beach is also home to the annual Henley Beach Christmas Pageant, attracting thousands of spectators each year. The pageant features a range of novelty floats, with popular entries including the local surf club, a school of fish, and a giant hot dog. As well as the floats, there are also performances by local marching bands and dance groups.

Henley Beach and its surrounding suburbs were named after the village of Henley-on-Thames in England.

According to the 2006 Census, Henley Beach had 4,206 people. The majority of people living in Henley Beach are Australian-born, with 76.1% born in Australia. The following most common countries of birth were England 3.0% and South Africa 2.1%. 72.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 3.4% and Greek 3.3%.

The most common responses for religion in Henley Beach were No Religion 40.2%, Catholic 23.9%, Anglican 11.

Henley Photos


Beach infrastructure

Beach Loungers


There are usually quite a few people on the Henley Beach from May to August.

Henley Beach Weather

It has been very hot in Australia since early December. In the south, the average temperature is 23 degrees Celsius, while in the northern part of the country – at least 35 degrees. In January, the air temperature remains the same, and the number of rainy days reaches seven. In February, the sweltering heat continues, although in the southern regions the night temperature may already drop to 17 degrees. Daylight hours last 13 hours, precipitation does not exceed 39 millimeters. Spring in Australia is characterized by climatic autumn. The air temperature drops slightly. The rainy season begins in the capital of the country, the average temperature varies within 25 degrees. At night, the thermometer can drop by 7-8 degrees. Precipitation is about 68 millimeters, the number of sunny days in March is 17.

April is determined by off-season weather, it is cool at night and warm and sunny throughout the country during the day. The air temperature averages 22 degrees Celsius. The rainy season ends, precipitation falls no more than twice a month, their amount does not exceed 16 millimeters. But in the south of the country, on the contrary, at least 66 millimeters of precipitation falls. In May, the weather becomes truly autumnal. The air temperature in Melbourne is 14 degrees Celsius, at night the thermometer drops by 6-7 degrees. The warmest in the north and center of the country.

With the onset of June in some regions of the country, the temperature drops below zero degrees. In the southern part, the average daytime temperature is 17 degrees, and at night – 10 degrees. July is considered the coldest month in the country. The daytime temperature in the south is 15 degrees Celsius, and in the north – 27 degrees Celsius. In August, the temperature remains the same, except that the amount of precipitation increases slightly. With the onset of September, a climatic spring comes. It is getting warm and sunny, the air temperature reaches 32 degrees Celsius, precipitation falls at least 45 millimeters. In October, the air temperature will increase by 1-2 degrees, with almost no precipitation. Statistics say that October is the sunniest month of the year. In November, heat spreads throughout the continent, with an average temperature of 29 degrees Celsius.

Air and water temperature

From November to March the air temperature at Henley Beach is perfect for sunbathing.

Water temperatures usually do not drop below 10 degrees during the whole year but remain quite cold.

Average Monthly Rainy Days

In July and August Henley Beach has rainy season. This is something to keep in mind when planning your trip since it is quite possible that you may be unable to sunbathe.

Sports on the Beach



Equipment for rent



Equipment for rent

How to get to the Henley

Henley Beach is accessible by public transport from Adelaide MRT Station, which provides buses to Adelaide city center and Glenelg.

Things to do / Activities

Henley Beach is located in Adelaide, South Australia, a popular tourist destination.

The beach is known for its crystal clear waters, white sand, and relaxed atmosphere. There are plenty of things to do at Henley Beach, including swimming, surfing, fishing, sunbathing, and walking.

The beach is also a great place to picnic lunch and relax in the sun.

There are several restaurants and cafes located close to the beach and a few shops. Henley Beach is also a great place to watch the sunset.

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