Holdfast Shores

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 meters of water. High SW or NW winds that can produce breaking 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.


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

Rates as at July 2011
Boats up to 8 metres – $30 for 30 min to 6 hr stay up to 24 $50
Boats up to 18 metres – $50 for 30 min to 6 hr stay up to 24 $80
Boats 18 metres plus – $80 for 30 min to 6 hr stay up to 24 $120



 There is an “honour box” and envelopes on the main pontoon. The phone number for the Marina Office is        0413 841 684.

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 involving unruly locals and squadron boats.


-Oct 2011



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