Holdfast Shores



General Position:

34 58.4 S
138.30.4 E

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.

The fee for staying at the marina in Dec 2007 was $30 for the day and $50 for overnight. 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.

-Dec 2007

Aerial Photo of Marina Complex
Marina and public pontoon from South
Marina entrance
Marina viewed from North
Marina viewed from North East
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