Australia is known for its beaches, many even say they are best in the world – and I have to agree. Being brought up minutes from the beach in both Sydney and Western Australia, I have first-hand experienced them and can say they truly are amazing. But which one is the best? Australia has over 10,000 beaches along it’s coastline and I have come up with the 10 top Australian beaches you need to sink your toes into.
10. Coral Bay, Western Australia
Coral Bay is known as one of Western Australia’s favourite holiday spots. Come and visit a marine paradise off the coral coast of WA, just don’t forget your snorkelling gear!
9. Bondi Beach, Sydney
Bondi Beach is one of Australia’s most famous beaches and well-known worldwide. It is a very busy beach, with a buzzing atmosphere, delicious food & coffee and has an amazing swell year round.
8. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth
Known as one of WA’s best beaches, Turquoise Bay near the town of Exmouth is just metres away from Ningaloo Reef. Try out the popular drift snorkelling by swimming out to the reef at the southern end of the beach, and let the current wash you north back to the sand bar. While you float along the water you will see colourful coral and plenty of fish!
7. Byron Bay, NSW
Byron Bay, known as a hippy town, is one of the most popular surf beaches in New South Wales. We love its relaxed lifestyle and its sweet surf culture.
6. Brighton Beach, Melbourne
This picturesque beach is famous for the 82 iconic bathing boxes along its seaside. This colourful beach is a great spot for photographers and foodies as it is teeming with a range of cool restaurants and cafes.
5. Greens Pool, Denmark
This natural swimming pool in the southwest of WA is surrounded by sculpted granite rocks sheltering its clear emerald waters. A picturesque, secluded piece of paradise.
4. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
You would never think Tasmania would have some of the countries best beaches, yet it does. Wineglass Bay is a picturesque, quiet beach that requires a little trek through the wilderness to get to.
3. 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island
This crazy, long beach on Queensland’s Fraser Island has amazing dunes and waters filled with dolphins, whales, turtles and huge rays!
2. Cable Beach, Broome
Cable Beach, yes another beach in Western Australia (WA really does have the best beaches) is world renowned for its super long stretch of white sand and the warmest of waters. It also has amazing sunsets – pure perfection.
1. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland
Whitehaven beach has to be our number one pick. Situated on Whitehaven Island, the photo below is all we really need to show you to persuade you to visit this stunning place of paradise. Not only is this beach a photographers dream, it has been awarded the most eco-friendly beach in the world! This paper white beach contain large amounts of silicia, which doesn’t retain heat, allowing visitors to walk around barefoot even on the sunniest of days.
Have you ever stepped foot on any of these beautiful Australian beaches?
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