TOP 10 Australia’s Beaches
TOP 10 Australia’s Beaches
1. WHITEHAVEN BAY
Location: Whitsundays, QLD
If you’ve ever experienced this beach, you’d be pressed for reasons not to label it the Most Beautiful Beach in Australia. The pure-white silica sand beach beautifully contrasts the invitingly clear turquoise waters. Stretching over 7km, the beach is very rarely crowded and the abundance of lagoons, coves and inlets add to the magic that is Whitehaven.
2. TURQUOISE BAY
Location: Yardie Creek Road, Exmouth, WA
Turquoise Bay’s myriad of reefs and snorkeling opportunities ranks it our second best beach in Australia. The current takes you to the Ningaloo reef where you can spot parrotfish, starfish, reef sharks, anemone fish, coral and moon wrasse. The bay is perfect to spend an afternoon swimming, relaxing and experiencing the wonderful marine life.
3. BURLEIGH BEACH
Location: Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, QLD
With numerous walking tracks along the headland, amazing surf conditions and a stunning view, Burleigh Beach is an outstanding package. The heavily patrolled beaches make them perfect for the whole family to enjoy without any worry. The hill overlooking the beach is an amazing place to have an afternoon picnic- so pack your towels, sunscreen, a picnic rug and some food and you’re all set for a perfect day!
4. MAIN BEACH NOOSA
Location: Noosa Heads, QLD
Main Beach at Noosa is a perfect display of all that the Sunshine Coast has to offer with golden sand, well patrolled clear waters, diverse marine life (including pods of dolphins and wales in their annual migration season), friendly locals and great surfing conditions around the Noosa Park Headland. The picture perfect setting is sheltered by many other beaches along the coast, making it an all year-round option for the beach fun!
5. SECOND VALLEY BEACH
Location: Finnis Vale Drive, Second Valley, SA
Stunning views of the coastline and unique geological locations are just some of the amazing things that Second Valley Beach has to offer. The beautiful location is a fisher’s dream and is perfect for camping too.
6. 75 MILE BEACH
Location: Fraser Island, QLD
This stretch of coastline is situated on the largest sand island in the world. The beach stretches for 75 miles of ochre, bright orange and white sands. Because the water’s shallows are often inhabited with Tiger Sharks, many instead look inland for swimming experiences. A multitude of turquoise freshwater lakes lie within walking distance from the water’s shore including Champagne Pools, these are truly gorgeous.
7. WINEGLASS BAY
Location: Freycinet National Park, TAS
The spectacular Wineglass Bay is approximately a 3-hour drive from Hobart but the drive is a million times worth it. The pink granite peaks contrast the lapping crystal waters- the picture really says a thousand words. This picturesque location includes a multitude of things to do including hiking, snorkeling, kayaking and wildlife spotting. The beach is a magnificent experience in Australia’s southernmost state.
8. MANDALAY BEACH
Location: Mandalay Beach Road, Walpole, WA
Situated to the south of Perth, Mandalay Beach is a beautiful, isolated location. The rocky headlands and wild wilderness make for a very different style of beach when compared to the others on this list; however, it is this rugged, untouched nature that makes Mandalay such a gem.
9. MAIN BEACH
Location: Byron Bay, NSW
The quality of Byron’s beaches has remained the same throughout the town’s transformation for a quaint hippy town to one full of modern cafés and bars. Typically, uncrowded, Byron is it’s the easternmost point of mainland Australia which makes the majority of its beaches conductive of amazing surf breaks. These breaks are known for drawing surfers from around the world. With soft, powder-like sand, Main Beach in Byron is a definite visit.
10. BONDI BEACH
Location: Bondi, Sydney NSW
Bondi beach is Sydney’s most iconic stretch of sand. Home to the first Surf Life Saving Club and in close vicinity to Central Sydney, this beach’s bustling atmosphere is bound to get everyone excited on holiday. No Australian beach countdown is complete without it.