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Henley Beach
AdelaideSouth Australia
Henley Beach jetty
Population 5,988 (2016 census)
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Established c. 1860
Postcode(s) 5022
Area 2.5 km2 (1.0 sq mi)
Location 9.7 km (6 mi) W of Adelaide city centre
LGA(s) City of Charles Sturt
State electorate(s) Colton (2011)
Federal Division(s) Hindmarsh (2011)
Suburbs around Henley Beach:
Grange Grange
Gulf St Vincent Henley Beach Fulham Gardens
Henley Beach South Fulham
Henley Beach South sunset
Dusk at Henley Beach South
Henley Beach at Henley Beach

Henley Beach is a coastal suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Charles Sturt.


Named for English town of Henley-on-Thames, the Town of Henley Beach was promoted in the South Australian Register in 1860 as being "free from all the noxious smells which have been cause of complaint elsewhere". The Register again advertised the township in 1874:

While admitted to be one of the finest in the colony, [it] has been somewhat neglected owing to the road not being made. The District Council and private enterprise, however, have overcome this...

Earliest neighbouring suburbs in the mid 20th century before name changes and deletions - Kirkcaldy, Grangeville & Fulham Park. Trains & Trams ventured to Henley Beach until they were disbanded in 1957.


Henley Beach lies between the suburbs of West Beach and Grange.


The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,405 persons in Henley Beach on census night. Of these, 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female.

The majority of residents (73.6%) are of Australian birth, with a further 6.8% identifying England as their country of origin.



There are several schools in the suburb, including Fulham Gardens Primary School (Mitton Avenue), Fulham North Primary School (Cheadle Street), Henley High School (Cudmore Terrace), St Michael's College, Henley Beach Primary School and Star of the Sea School a

Facilities and attractions

Shopping and dining

There are several shops, hotels and restaurants in the streets adjoining Henley Square


Henley Square is located behind Henley Jetty on the Esplanade. Other significant greenspace in the suburb is the Henley Grange Memorial Oval and John Mitchell Oval. Henley Beach extends the length of the suburb.


Henley Beach is serviced by Grange Road and Henley Beach Road, both connecting the suburb to Adelaide City Centre. Seaview Road runs along the coast.

Henley Beach is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro which provides bus services to the Adelaide city centre and Glenelg. The Grange railway line was extended to Henley Beach as the Henley Beach railway line in 1894 and the extension closed in 1957. There was a tram line from the city centre to Henley Beach. This was initially a horse-drawn tram, converted to electricity in the 1920s and ceased operation in the 1950s along with almost every other tram line in Adelaide.


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