Summer is the perfect time to hit the beach. And, in Australia, we’re blessed with some of the best beaches in the world. So grab your swimmers and slip, slop, slap. The sand and surf are calling your name.
But, which of our many ocean hangouts should you visit? We’ve got you covered with this list of Australia’s best beaches.
1.Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
Whitehaven Beach: It’s not only one of the best beaches in Australia, it’s also one of the best beaches in the world. The 7 km long sandy stretch is part of Whitsunday Island and iconic of the area. You’ve likely seen its stunning aerial views before.
The sand is soft to touch and almost pure white. It amazingly contrasts against the swirls of turquoise, blue and green water. In other words? One visit to this beach will result in 1000 Insta-worthy photos. But, it will take a ride on a boat, plane or helicopter to get there.
2.Cable Beach, Broome
Broome, Western Australia is home to one of the country’s best beaches: Cable Beach. Described as “postcard perfect”, the beach is famous for its sunsets. (Picture a fiery ball slowly setting behind the beautiful Indian Ocean.)
Along with swimming and relaxing, camel rides are popular along this 22 km stretch of white sand. Take one while you’re there for an unforgettable experience.
3.Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park
Never been to Wineglass Bay? You’re missing out. It is stunning. While Tassie isn’t the usual beach holiday destination, Wineglass Bay makes it worth a visit.
What’s it got going for it? An amazing curved stretch of white sand, turquoise waters, pink granite peaks, and scenic surrounds. And, if you like activities, there’s snorkelling, kayaking, wildlife spotting, and hiking.
4.Burleigh Heads Beach, Gold Coast
Looking for a beautiful beach that isn’t too packed? Burleigh Heads Beach is what you need. This top spot is not only amazing, but also less touristy than other Gold Coast hangouts. It’s a win-win.
What to do while you’re there? 1. Swim in the water. 2. Lay on the sand. 3. Admire the scenery. 4. Have a surf. 5. Check out the local wildlife. 6. Explore the area’s walking tracks.
5.Main Beach, Byron Bay
Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most famous coastal towns thanks to its great beaches, superior surf and chilled atmosphere. Once a small, hippy town, Byron is now a hotspot for beach-loving tourists.
Located in northern NSW, the town’s Main Beach is an Aussie best. Head there with a friend or your family for an unforgettable escape. The sun, sand, and surf are all stunning.
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