If a family vacation is on your mind this year, then West Beach in South Australia is the place you must head to. It has the best of both worlds with nature’s bounty and loads of leisure activities to spend quality time with your folks. The bigger advantage beach holidays have over a campsite, or even a city tour, is that the beach’s possibilities are endless. You can play beach games or become adventurous with water sports. There are quite a few service providers around the suburb to rent out jet skiing and kayaking equipment if you don’t own one. If you are out there just to relax and rejuvenate, you could curl up on the sand with a nice book and watch the mesmerizing sunset with your beau. So much to do and so little time! So let’s see why The Retreat made it to our top list of West Beach Caravan Parks.
Location of The Retreat, West Beach
The Retreat is only a four-minute walk from one of the most famous South Australian amusement parks called Mega Adventure. It is only 4 kilometers from the Bay Discovery Center and Glenelg Beach. It was before known as the West Beach Parks Resort, and it is possible that some travel sites still refer to it in the same way. It is located on Military Road off Adelaide’s western coastline and is only a twenty-minute drive from the city.
Accommodation options at The Retreat
You will be spoilt for choice when you decide to stay at Retreat. There is everything for setting up a base to explore the surrounding places, from powered suites to cabins to caravan parking sites. You can also stay in Shacks which is quite an interesting option!
Choice of shacks
- 3-Bedroom Sundowner Shack good for 6 members with 1 attached bath
- Sea dragon Shack that is comfortable for 5 people with 1 attached bath
- 2-Bedroom Sundowner Shack has one bath and very comfy for 4 members
- 2-Bedroom Sundowner Shack with Spa with 4 beds and one bath
- Spinifex Shack for 5 people. Has one bath
- Sand Dune Shack can accommodate 4 people and has one bath
- Saltbush Shacks for 5 people
All the shacks have the following complimentary facilities
- Free high-speed internet and Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Satellite TV
- Well equipped kitchen
- Nicely-done living area
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Writing desk
- Dining area
- Walk-in shower
The high-end shacks also come equipped with
- A fireplace
- Washer and dryer
- Gaming consoles
Community camping area for campers
The retreat is good for campers alike. There is a community camping area inside the premises with a camp kitchen facility. There is ample free parking space for people who like to come in their caravans too.
Amenities at Retreat in West beach include
- The adult pool
- A kid’s pool
- Play areas
- Tennis court
- Bbq areas
- Direct access to the beach
- A well-furnished meeting area
- An event conducting space
- Ample free parking for RVs or travel vehicles
- Snack bar
- Bicycle rent
There are activities galore at Retreat
You better be ready to have the most wonderful time at the Retreat irrespective of your age group. The water slides and the go-carts are wholesome family entertainment. The kids will love the play area that is so full of games and adventures tailor-made for different age groups. If you are a bird watcher, you would love the prospect of sighting a rare bird as the retreat is home to many native South Australian birds.
If you are looking for a modern, clean, and comfortable venue for family holidays any time of the year, then head straight to the Retreat at West Beach. I am sure that you will want to recommend this to everyone that you meet!