All along the Esplanade adjacent to these beaches are parks with public toilets, barbeques and play areas for young and old. These are good-sized grassed areas ideal for picnics or, being right across the road from the beach, a brief respite from the sand.
John Miller Reserve has one-size-fits-all gym equipment which adults can utilise while the kids are in their own enclosed section. In fact, each piece of equipment comes in two sizes, so larger children can partake as well, but there are no adjustable settings for weights.
John Miller Reserve has adult gym quipment as well as a children's play area
All the reserves are accessible by car but walking or riding along the beach-front is the best way to get anywhere along here. There is a wide, paved pathway at street-level, suitable for pedestrians or cyclists, or the beach itself. At intervals there are steps down to the beach or you can climb down over the rocks if you feel like it.
You can walk north to Glenelg (a little over a kilometre) or it's four and a half kilometres or so in the other direction to get to the Seacliff Hotel - a nice spot for a cool drink or a meal before you head back.
In some places the Esplanade does not continue along the beach front, for example where the Somerton Surf Life Saving Club is situated, and you need to take to the beach or the back streets for a while.