Henley Beach is a coastal suburb of Adelaide, South Australia in the City of Charles Sturt.
Named for English town of Henley-on-Thames, the Town of Henley Beach was promoted in the South Australian Register in 1860 as being "free from all the noxious smells which have been cause of complaint elsewhere". The Register again advertised the township in 1874:
Earliest neighbouring suburbs in the mid 20th century before name changes and deletions - Kirkcaldy, Grangeville & Fulham Park. Trains & Trams ventured to Henley Beach until they were disbanded in 1957.
Henley Beach lies between the western extremities of Grange and Henley Beach roads.
The 2006 Census by the Australian Bureau of Statistics counted 5,405 persons in Henley Beach on census night. Of these, 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female.
The majority of residents (73.6%) are of Australian birth, with a further 6.8% identifying England as their country of origin.
The age distribution of Henley Beach residents is skewed slightly higher than the greater Australian population. 71.2% of residents were over 25 years in 2006, compared to the Australian average of 66.5%; and 28.8% were younger than 25 years, compared to the Australian average of 33.5%.
Henley Beach is part of Henley Ward in the City of Charles Sturt local government area, being represented in that council by Jim Fitzpatrick and Robert Randall. It was part of the Henley & Grange Council from 1915 until the merger with the City of Hindmarsh Woodville to create the City of Charles Sturt on 1 January 1997.
State and federal
Henley Beach lies in the state electoral district of Colton and the federal electoral division of Hindmarsh. The suburb is represented in the South Australian House of Assembly by Paul Caica and federally by Matt Williams.
There are several schools in the suburb, including Fulham Gardens Primary School (Mitton Avenue), Fulham North Primary School (Cheadle Street) and Henley High School (Cudmore Terrace). St Michael's College and Henley Beach Primary School and Star of the Sea School are also located in Henley Beach.
Facilities and attractions
Shopping and dining
There are several shops, hotels and restaurants in the streets adjoining Henley Square.
Henley Square is located beside Henley Jetty on the Esplanade. Other significant greenspace in the suburb is the Henley Grange Memorial Oval and John Mitchell Oval. Henley Beach extends the length of the suburb.
Henley Beach is serviced by Grange Road and Henley Beach Road, both connecting the suburb to Adelaide city centre. Seaview Road runs along the coast.
Henley Beach is serviced by public transport run by the Adelaide Metro.
Bus services within the suburb include:
- Buses to city from Seaview Rd: H30/X30 and from stop 30 Military Rd (Foodland): 286, 287 & H33.
- H22/H32 to Henley Beach South.
- To Glenelg is the suburban connector route 300 service from Seaview Road & Harbourtown shopping precinct.