Holdfast Shores

Holdfast Shores

General Position:

35 58.4S  138 30.4E

Approx 200M outside entrance

Note: approx only. Do not use as an anchoring point on your GPS

Shelter From:

All Directions


The entrance silts up regularly and a dredge is often in operation there. As a result a deeper keeled boat would be advised not to attempt to go in at low tide as there can be less than 2 metres of water. High SW or NW winds can produce brewing waves at the entrance. There is an area of shoal ground to the north of the entrance marked with buoys.

The public area of the marina has room for 4 or 5 yachts.

Visitor Berths:

There are two small 7 metres fingers as well as a long wharf of 40 metres, all with identifying signage.


Although enclosed on three sides by high rise buildings, the small marina facility at Holdfast Shores provides an exciting spot to stay. There are many restaurants and shops in the marina complex itself and the extensive seaside area of Glenelg is only a short walk away offering every possible facility. Fuel, water and toilets are available at the marina. Overnight security is not always good, especially on weekends. There have been several late night incidents unruly locals and Squadron boats.

October 2011