8.6 out of 10

Aldinga Beach

Ranked 122nd best suburb in Adelaide (Greater)
-35.2857209147814 138.448400275386
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Eating Out
  • Shopping Options
  • Public Transport
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Professionals
  • Beach Lovers
  • Singles

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
Jan 24, 2017

"Home of the pristine Silver Sands Beach!"

Aldinga Beach is an outer southern beachside suburb of metropolitan Adelaide, South Australia. It is located approximately 50 minutes from the city and is considered one of the hotspots for best beachside suburbs in South Australia. I love Aldinga Beach! It's full of potential but the way it looks somehow makes you feel your actually in a beachside town rather than a suburb. Even though it's a bit far from the city, it's still a perfect place to raise a family and even better to have for a holiday visit! Shops in this area are fantastic, as you have the Aldinga Central Shopping Centre only minutes away, eateries, and to add the parking, is all of what makes Aldinga Beach the perfect holiday suburb.

Internet access in the area I have no idea about, but is NBN-ready (has been since 2014), so it should be good. Close by to Aldinga Beach, or in the suburb, include childcare centres, schools and medical facilities, all within an arms reach. The area is also very friendly, and bumping into friendly shoppers or neighbours is an ordinary experience. Safe, peaceful and pretty clean, my cousins and I feel relitavely safe walking around the area on a warm/hot summers night when dusk arrives, and we have never had an issue with this. House purchasing in this area is cheap, so is perfect for small/medium families or holiday houses. The houses in Aldinga Beach do need renovating and fixing up, but other than that, houses are well-kept and tidy.

Most of above is positive, however, there are very few negatives. The area is located within 50 minutes, and depending on the traffic or time, from the CBD. It doesn't have great nightlife and so do surrounding areas such as Sellicks Beach, Moana or Seaford, for example, and parking in some streets become a little narrow. Other than that, Aldinga Beach is awesome.

For the best part of this suburb, Aldinga Beach is home to the beautiful, clean and crystal Silver Sands Beach. Silver Sands Beach is literally located within the vicinity of Aldinga Beach and from the size of the area itself, walking to the pristine beach is minutes. Silver Sands is also one of the few beaches that allow cars to be driven and parked along the sand! It's amazing! The water is also twice as amazing, with no seeweed (figuratively speaking, but still, its a rare occurrence), crystal clear and very clean waters makes swimming very enjoyable, and the waves can also be included on fun-time list!

Overall, Aldinga Beach is filled with beachside quality and offers an amazing yet slightly rural beach atmosphere, with all amenities close by, a beach that is beyond superb and a very peaceful and safe suburb. I strongly recommend checking out Aldinga Beach. Any questions and comments you desire to say/ask, feel free! I will try and respond to them as quickly as possible.
Pros
  • Crystal beaches
  • Peace and quietness
  • NBN-ready
  • Cost of living
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
  • One of the best kept secrets in Adelaide
Cons
  • A bit far from the city
  • Nightlife, including surrounding areas
  • Houses need renovating
  • Some narrow roads
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Developers are destroying the area"

20 years ago, aldinga beach was a quiet peaceful town. Now, too many housing estates have been built. It still does retain some of its original character but it is becoming more and more of an outer suburb and less and less of a quiet town. However, there are nice beaches and scenery nearby.
Pros
  • Beautiful beach
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • Cost of living
Cons
  • Far from the city
  • lack of retail shops
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"I wouldnt live anywhere else!!"

I have lived in Aldinga beach for over 7 years now and i absolutely love it. If your looking for somewhere to raise your children or even to retire well think about moving to aldinga. Three schools.. public, christian and catholic. Shopping centre with a variety of specialty shops. We have some of South Australias most popular beaches including Aldinga beach and Port willunga beach. But dont stop there, its only a 10 minute drive to Willunga and Mclaren Vale for all your fine dining and only a 20 minute drive to Colonnades and a 45 minute drive to Marion. Do you know what i personally love about aldinga??
NO TRAFFIC LIGHTS.
Pros
  • no traffic lights
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Cost of living
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • One of the best kept secrets in Adelaide
Cons
  • Maybe too quiet for young Adults
  • No train to the city yet but will be soon council has stated
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
3/5
2yrs+

"Beautiful beaches, beautiful countryside"

Aldinga Beach is a growing community with great beaches and hill views, the best of both worlds.
Pros
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • One of the best kept secrets in Adelaide
Cons
  • Maybe too quiet for young Adults
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Beach Lovers
4/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
2yrs+

"Beach side living at it's finest"

Aldinga Beach is open to all, surfers, singles, retirees and families. The area feels like a holiday retreat, some where you can escape too when times are tough. The Aldinga Beach is the highlight of the area, with pristine beaches and clear waters, it is the perfect area to enjoy over the summer period. As I am only a passer-by to the area, I can not give further comments to living in Aldinga Beach. I can say that this is an area I would happily move too and enjoy later on in life.
Pros
  • Cost of living
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • One of the best kept secrets in Adelaide
Cons
  • Some narrow roads
  • Maybe too quiet for young Adults
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Clean Living"

The best Beaches in Metro Adelaide at the end of the road. Why go for the weekend when you can stay forever??
New rail link to Seaford, Expressway duplication.....its gonna be the place to live.
Check out the views of the beautiful Willunga Hills.....awesome!
Pros
  • Cost of living
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • One of the best kept secrets in Adelaide
Cons
  • No train to the city yet but will be soon council has stated
  • Maybe too quiet for young Adults
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"GORGEOUS SEASIDE WITH MOUNTAIN VIEWS!"

Where else do you have gorgeous beaches with views of the lofty ranges? Everything you need is local, walking anywhere is easy! Great for dog lovers and families with children. Really healthy, modern living! great to be here!
Pros
  • Cost of living
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • One of the best kept secrets in Adelaide
Cons
  • No train to the city yet but will be soon council has stated
  • Maybe too quiet for young Adults
  • lack of retail shops
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Love it"

Fantastic beachside suburb about 1 hour south of Adelaide
Pros
  • Excellent gym facilities
  • NBN arriving soon
  • Wonderful private school R-12
  • Cost of living
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • One of the best kept secrets in Adelaide
Cons
  • lack of retail shops
  • Maybe too quiet for young Adults
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Becoming noisier"

Recent poorly planned housing developments have brought the quality of Aldinga Beach down over the past decade. With an increased level of noise from hoon driving, peak hour traffic, loud music and uncontrolled barking dogs Aldinga Beach is no longer a quiet seaside town but a far-flung suburb of Adelaide. With the exception of the visual amenity, the quality of life is becoming more like typical outer suburbs full of those in lower socio-economic groups. Definately too noisy for someone trying to deal with depression.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
Sarnar
Sarnar I agree so much about Dogs ...Drives me up the wall ... If people have dogs leave them in the house when you go to work . so when i go in my garden i dont have to listen to all the dogs on the estate .
2yrs+
BlackOps
BlackOps Yes The 'Barking Dogs' issue is becoming a major problem. Just keep reporting them and their owners to the Council and hopefully they will wake up and do something about it.
2yrs+
thesuburbreviewer25
thesuburbreviewer25 Yes, there is a little problem with dogs barking in the area, but hoons?! I've been up there several times for a holiday with my cousins, and never have I heard hooning in the streets! There is literally 1 to no cars driving in the area, apart from along Silver Sands, the beach. Get your facts right before you write and post!
2yrs+
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3/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Was lovely, now feral"

When i moved there it was a beautiful suburb, it used to take 40 minutes to walk through the shopping centre because you knew every body and we all stopped and chatted, a lovely seaside community. Then the DEVINE homes arrived, low cost, high density housing that ex-housing trust bogans to afford. Suddenly graffiti was rife on EVERYTHING, drunken teenagers wandering the streets because the public transport is non existant after 6pm, and there is absolutely nothing for them to do apart from a footy club about 2kms out of town. My street is a main thoroughfare down to the beach so every friday, saturday and sunday night it turns into a racetrack. I am now looking to move back closer to the city, where it is quieter, safer and a much more pleasant place to live overall.
BlackOps
BlackOps Totally agree!! and its getting worse my friend!!
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 5/5
2yrs+

"Ssshh! dont tell anybody"

Beautiful suburb with excellent beaches. Clean, quiet and excellent potential. Affordable standard of living with all amenties on your doorstep. 10 mins from Countryside and fine wines of Mclaren vale yet on the beach, what more could you ask for? Yes! I am a local and not into spruiking like various Real Estate Agents on this site.
Pros
  • One of the best kept secrets in Adelaide
  • Cost of living
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • Beautiful Beaches
Cons
  • No train to the city yet but will be soon council has stated
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Trendy & Stylish
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Was quite surprised"

Recently moved to Aldinga in the last 6 months with our family. I was absolutely amazed how great a place it is. I have lived in the Adelaide region for 20 years and I always said I would never live out of the city or in a perceived quieter area. It's like having a holiday away yet still has everything you need. The beaches are so clean unlike are like Glenelg and offer tourist beaches. Shopping is good as they have the shopping mall plus outlets etc. We have found this really caters for our needs. Travel to the city is not bad. I have also heard there is also a rail track extension going to be conduct too so will be nice to save on petrol if ever needing to go in to the city or other places. I thought the area in general would be very ruff and unsafe but to my surprise it is a very friendly, caring and a safe spot. I have had no form of trouble in the past 6 months and my young children play on the front lawn. Also in general neighbours are quiet courteous yet respectful of your private lifestyle yet very friendly. At first I thought it was going to be a real issue as I work in the city but as said not a drama at all. The cost of living is great though too. I believe it is great for young professionals looking for a place, families or elderly retires. The diversity is quiet broad yet caters for the types listed. Overall we have found Aldinga Beach to be a little paradise and holiday place yet we still get our lifestyle!!! Anyone has any questions feel free to comment on it and I will answer. Warren
Pros
  • Safety and friendliness of area
  • Cost of living
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
Cons
  • No train to the city yet but will be soon council has stated
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Students
  • Beach Lovers
FergusO'Driscoll
FergusO'Driscoll Hi Warren, my family and I are thinking of moving to Aldinga Beach. Like you I work in the city. Just wondering if over 2 years on you would still recommend Aldinga Beach so highly?
2yrs+
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Beachside Suburb"

A gem of a suburb about one hour south of Adelaide. Housing is still affordable and is close to one of the best beaches in SA, Port Willunga Beach. Quiet at night, lots of parks and I send my children to a wonderful private school
The rail line will eventually reach Aldinga so housing resale value will be excellent. New recreation Centre and Super GP centre will open early 2012,.With an expanding Shopping centre and a designated area for the new NBN, Aldinga Beach is certainly on the up. Fantastic suburb!
Pros
  • Beautiful Beaches
  • Cost of living
  • Lifestyle and great takeout and shops
  • Safety and friendliness of area
Cons
  • Maybe too quiet for young Adults
  • No train to the city yet but will be soon council has stated
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Hipsters
  • Country Lovers
  • Beach Lovers
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Love the beach"

Great place to live,love the beach and fresh air. Sunday estate the best in Adelaide,nicely set up. Good flow to city with expressway open.Summer holiday feeling.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
5/5
2yrs+

"Fantastic location"

This property is located in some of the best part of the Lower Esplanade. The land is huge and a 2 story home would get the best views of the bay as well as the scrub.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
5/5 rating details
  • Neighbourly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"safe and quiet"

tangerine crt is safe,quiet and friendly street .close to all schools,day care,shops, transport also close enough to the beach.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids