Since the late 1800s, South Aussies have been visiting Semaphore to breathe in the sea air and soak up the summer sun.
Families would holiday in the numerous boarding houses, and people enjoyed regattas and concerts on the sand. During the Edwardian years, the attractions were huge carnivals, sideshows, tearooms and the Wondergraph Open Air Cinema.
Semaphore is still a fantastic seaside destination, where you can enjoy the carnival atmosphere, have lunch on the grass and take a dip in the sea.
There are plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes, offering a range of tasty treats for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You will also find a great selection of intriguing shops as you wander down Semaphore Road
Make sure you visit Semaphore these school holidays. If you’re lucky, you might catch one of the ‘surprising’ visitors we’ve arranged.
Sat 12 Dec – Tue 26 Jan
Semaphore Summer Carnival
Come and enjoy amusement rides, games and activities on the foreshore of Semaphore over the summer school holidays.
From 11am daily, closed Christmas Day.
Sun 3 Jan and Sun 7 Feb
Traders to bring their wares outdoors along Semaphore Road, plus there will be roving entertainers and musicians.
So settle in for a long lunch or dinner and enjoy our favorite seaside strip.