All over the world, Australia is famous for many things, but we don’t always talk about the beaches. It’s easy to see why they’re so loved by Australians and visitors alike. They stretch for miles and miles and are generally very clean, pollution-free, and make up some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Aussies are very proud of their coastline and their beaches and will always be glad to share them with the world. It was difficult to narrow this list down, but here are the top 10 best beaches in Australia.
Bondi Beach – Sydney
A must on this is list is Australia’s most famous beach. Bondi Beach is an icon in Australian beach culture and offers many interesting advantages that attract visitors all year long. Surrounded by a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, and easily accessible, Bondi Beach has all you need for a day of sunbathing and relaxing by the sea. With its cultural relevance and accessibility, Bondi Beach is a must-see for anyone visiting Sydney.
Lizard Island – Queensland
This small island on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland offers 23 heavenly beaches. As far as an amazing island getaway goes, Lizard Island is as good as it gets. It’s an exclusive destination for a select group of visitors that are willing to dig into their pockets for an unforgettable experience. There is only one option for accommodations on the island, the Lizard Island Resort, and it has all the luxury perks you would expect, including your own private villa and access to secluded beaches with perfect diving and snorkeling just offshore.
Main Beach, Byron Bay – New South Wales
Increased interest from developers and a sprouting of cafes and restaurants all over Byron have pushed the area to become more attractive to locals and tourists alike. That, along with the great effort the people and authorities have put into caring for the beaches, make Main Beach a hot spot for beach lovers. Additionally, its location at the easternmost point of mainland Australia makes its beaches very appealing to surfers from all over the world. Add all this to the uncrowded long stretch of coastline and the dog and family beaches in the area and the result is a beach worthy of a longer stay.
Mandalay Beach – Walpole
Thirty minutes from the town of Walpole in the often unexplored and overlooked coast of Western Australia lies Mandalay Beach. The virgin natural scenery of Mandalay is only emphasized by its isolated and rugged landscapes of rocky headlands and untamed wilderness. If you’re looking for a unique experience in an isolated paradise, head to Walpole and then hike to Mandalay Bay. The sheer beauty of the spot will make the effort to get there worthwhile.
Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park – Tasmania
If you’re talking about really hiking into a secluded beach paradise and getting completely away from it all, then you have to visit Wineglass Bay. Drive two hours from Launceston, Tasmania and hike inside the Freycinet National Park to arrive at a scene that will blow your mind. Pink granite peaks contrast with the white sand to create a picturesque landscape contoured by a clam-shaped shoreline. It’s certainly a peaceful escape from the world. Take advantage of this paradise by enjoying activities like snorkeling, kayaking, spotting wildlife, and hiking. Not to mention chilling with barely any people around you in an untainted piece of natural beauty.
75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island – Queensland
Getting its name from its approximate length, 75 Mile Beach offers natural unspoiled beauty and a great location on Fraser Island. Beyond its multi-colored sands and its long shoreline, 75 Mile Beach’s most attractive feature is its large number of crystal-clear freshwater lakes just minutes from the shore. Because there’s a fairly large population of Tiger Sharks inhabiting the shallows of the beach, people have opted for the lakes to satisfy their needs for swimming and cooling off. Bring your vehicle by barge from Hervey Bay, or fly in by plane.
Main Beach, Noosa – Queensland
Find the perfect combination of natural beauty, golden sand, pristine waters, great swimming areas, outstanding surfing conditions, year-round nice weather, excellent fishing locations, easy access, safety, and rich marine life, and you get Noosa Main Beach. Top this list off with free parking, plenty of cafes, stores, and restaurants. There’s no reason not to spend all day at this gorgeous beach.
Burleigh Heads Beach, Gold Coast – Queensland
Burleigh Heads Beach combines outstanding landscapes, great surf conditions, and gorgeous walking tracks with great stretches of land into a wonderful beach experience. Although the beach is alongside a major highway, it still maintains its unpolluted and clean purity of tropical sands and pristine waters. Host to life-guarded swimming and surfing spots, you´ll enjoy a relaxing time with no cares all day. And you might even catch a glimpse of both land and sea wildlife keeping you company.
Cable Beach – Broome
Despite gaining popularity through amazing reviews, Cable Beach in Broome still remains almost untouched. Sitting right on the Indian Ocean, sunset at Cable Beach gets a bright red-orange color that attracts photographers from all over the world. However, you don’t need a camera to enjoy this beauty. Just relax at the booth of the Sunset Bar and enjoy a drink while letting the landscape mesmerize you. Or get a step closer by taking a sunset camel ride. Truly a bucket-list item.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island – Queensland
Considered the most beautiful beach in Australia and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach is a definite must-visit place for everyone, not only beach lovers or travelers but literally everyone. The high-purity silica sand, the stunning waters and the gorgeous reef surroundings are certainly the highlights of this beach. Enjoy this paradise and its myriad of coves, lagoons, and inlets without noticing the crowd thanks to its 4.5 mile-long long shoreline.
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