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West Beach, Adelaide

(5/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
West Beach is a seaside suburb of Adelaide, South Australia. It is located in both the City of Charles Sturt and the City of West Torrens.HistoryWest Beach was first laid out in 1929 by Sir John L. Stirling, Sir Frank Moulden and Arnold M. Moulden, as trustees of 'The Settled Estates of F.J. and P.J. Gray'.This estate which in future will be known as "West Beach" at present consists of high undulating sandhills. The party inspected the work accomplished. This comprised the continuance to the sea, the distance of about a mile, of the Richmond Road, which previously stopped at the Tapley's Hill Road; the grading and topdressing of the sandhills, involving the removal of 200,000 tons of sand, and the building of an esplanade and three roads connecting it with Military Road, which was raised 8 feet and remade. The whole of the work was carried out under the order of the Supreme Court and the town was laid out under the approval of the town planner (Mr W. Scott Griffiths).... West Beach Post Office opened on 5 May 1959 and closed in March 1982. In July 1982 West Beach North office (open since 1964) was renamed West Beach.DemographicsThe 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 4,332 persons in West Beach on census night. Of these, 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female.The majority of residents (74.0%) are of Australian birth, with the other common census response being England (5.4%).The age distribution of West Beach residents is skewed towards a slightly higher age bracket than the greater Australian population. 73.6% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 26.4% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
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  • Beach, sea and tranquility make this place one of the favorite places for a trip to the beach, well served by parking lots and restaurants
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  • We live close by, the beach is not as commercial as Glenelg, not many shops around but it is clean and best place for relax. Watch the sunset on summer and sitting on the beach or on the long chairs o...  more »
  • Nice clean beach. Not crowded and lots of nice people and their pets. Been coming here every year and it's always perfect.