You can’t plan a trip to Australia without knowing which are the best beaches in this beautiful yet immense continent, so here’s a quick guide to help you choose the one that fits your needs.
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No list of the top Aussie beaches would be complete without Bondi Beach, easily one of Down Under’s most famous destinations. Ideal for people watching and a stone’s throw from a whole host of Sydney hotels, Bondi is where the bathers with buffest bods come to show off.
Byron is famous for being the easternmost point of Australia, and this quirky beach on the New South Wales coastline has a reputation as a hippie’s paradise, as well as being great for surfing.
Tucked away in Tasmania, Pirate’s Bay is known for the rocky, craggy terrain surrounding the pure white sands and clean blue waters. Great for surfing and diving, its also known for rambling and rock climbing.
The clue’s in the name given to this stretch of Australia’s Gold Coast – surfers flock here year on year to enjoy some of the best waves in the country.
For years one of Australia’s best kept secrets, Whitehaven Beach in Queensland is regularly hailed as the most beautiful in the world. The sand is white, the ocean is sparkling blue and there’s the coral reef to boot – stunning.
Located off the eastern edge of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Lizard Island is almost entirely made up of gorgeous beaches. An exclusive resort, the island definitely attracts a high calibre of customer.
75 Mile Beach
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island, and it’s no surprise that it plays host to one of the longest expanses of beach, standing at, you guessed it, a whopping 75 miles in length.
Noosa Main Beach
Again in Queensloand, but this time of the Sunshine Coast, Noosa Main Beach is one of the best in the QLD area – its ideal for swimming and has a host of wild and marine life to delight visitors; dolphins and even whales can be seen from the shore during their migration season.
So, what beach have you chosen to relax at?