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Published July 19th 2011
Several options beckon visitors to this sea side destination and you soon realise the potential to create your own adventure.
Abandon the city but not your desire for convenience. Think canvas sneakers, rubber thongs, sequinned roller blades. Hiking boots, walking poles and the complexity of peeing outdoors are not required.
Exhibit your muscles or your silly streak on the open air gyms parked at intervals along the paved highway. Beware the dodgy equipment though, as it can be as uncooperative as a toddler before child care.
Tired of dodging four foot mobile missiles and fur kids in argyle knits? Veer off the main drag onto naturally preserved laneways to the largely deserted beach.
Sadly there's no gold at the end of this journey. However, travellers can be self rewarded with sweet temptations at Semaphore. Semaphore Road, a destination in itself, has remained relatively untouched by ubiquitous chain stores dominating most popular shopping strips.
The only down side is getting there.Public transport doesn't extend well to the outer limits, but well worth the travel arrangements to indulge in a leisurely idyll.
Interesting article Lauren. This is the second weekend notes article I have read about the Semaphore foreshore. I've never really spent much time there, at least not that I can remember, but both of these articles are making me want to go so that I can explore the area myself.
Unfortunately I'm from down south (another lovely area called Moana), so while I love the sun and sand that is down here, getting up north to experience some other places is a bit hard for me. Especially considering I don't drive, and like you said, public transport isn't that great.
But I'd love to go check the area out, as you've sold it quite well. Thanks for the article!
I'm not really seeing what the issue is with the lack of public transport, well unless you live there that is. For a visit simply catch the Outer Harbour train from the city, get off at Glanville train station (The stop before is Ethelton) and walk down Semaphore Road. You have to stop when your feet get wet though as that is the end of the shopping area ;)