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Best Beaches in Australia

10 Best Beaches in Australia

Best Beaches in Australia
Best Beaches in Australia

The Australian coastline extends more than 30,000 kilometres and has more than 10,000 spectacular beaches. Many of the beaches in Australia have been listed as one of the best beaches in the world.

Australians love outdoor activities and one of their favourite activity is surfing, apart from surfing there are plenty of other activities you can do such as sunbathing, water sport activities, swimming, snorkelling or family picnic. We have picked up top 10 best beaches which will blow you away.

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Whitehaven Beach, Queensland

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Whitehaven Beach – Best Beaches in Australia

Located in Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach is an award winning beach and one of the most stunning beaches in Australia. It stretches over seven kilometres and has crystal clear and turquoise blue water and white sands.

The white sand is actually silica which is one of the purest sand in the world. Soak your feet in the water and let the wave hit you and it will be one of your best lifetime experiences.

Hill Inlet is just 15 minutes walk from the beach and from there you will have a breathtaking view. You can also take day trips through yachts and ferries from Airlie Beach.

Cable Beach, Western Australia

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Cable Beach – – Best Beaches in Australia

With its creamy white sand and turquoise waters on the Indian Ocean, it is one of the famous beaches in Western Australia. In 1889, a telegraph cable was laid between Broome Western Australia and Java and that’s how Cable Beach got its name.

You might have come across lots of photos where people are riding camels on the beach during sunset yes that’s right this beach is also famous for its inspiring sunset and camel ride.

The best season to visit is from May till October. You can always do a picnic or relax and enjoy food and drinks in one of the restaurants near the sand. Once in a lifetime, you should visit this best beaches in Australia just to watch the sunset.

Cossies Beach (Cocos Keeling Islands)

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Cossies Beach (Cocos Keeling Islands) – – Best Beaches in Australia

Cocos (Keeling) Islands are 27 breathtaking islands that are famous for their Palm trees, white-sand beaches and lagoons. It is the ideal location to unwind and surrender yourself to the calm and tropical turquoise sea, palm trees and marine life.

Twice a week there is a flight between Perth and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands which takes around 6 hours. You can get to Cossies by ferry. They have eco-toilets and it is advisable to bring all equipment and water if you are going there for camping.

Surfers Paradise Beach, Queensland

Surfers Paradise Beach - Best Beaches in Australia
Surfers Paradise Beach – Best Beaches in Australia

One of the very famous and well known beaches in Queensland is Surfers Paradise Beach where you can swim and surf along the expansive beaches with two kilometre stretch of golden sand.

Check out also my blog on all top Gold Coast Beaches and you can explore and check Things to do in Gold coast . 

Surfer’s Paradise beach is backed by high-rise apartments and only a few steps away from the beach, within walking distance you can enjoy nightlife, family attractions, shops and beachfront markets as well as excellent restaurants, all you will see in one place.

I have lived in Gold Coast for 2 years and for me this is the best place to be in Australia. Although this beach is always crowded all year round, but still, it is considered as one of the cleanest beaches you will ever find in Australia.

Bondi Beach, New South Wales

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Bondi Beach – Best Beaches in Australia

One of the most iconic, gorgeous white sand and famous beach in Australia is Bondi Beach. No tour to Australia or Sydney is complete without visiting Bondi Beach. Bondi Beach is approximately 17 minutes by car and around 36 minutes by bus from Sydney’s CBD. Bondi beach is not only consider as best beach in Sydney but its is also consider as one the best beach in Australia. 

Thousands of tourists from all over the world visit Bondi in December just to enjoy Australian summer. Normally the water is clear, it’s the best place to enjoy surfing with your family as they always have lifesavers patrol on the beach. There are lots of cafes and restaurants (vegan restaurants also) along the main road and Esplanade, You can check my blog The Ultimate Guide to Restaurants in Bondi.

To avoid the crowd the best way to start the day is to go early, take a dip in the water and relax for some time and then go for a walk from Bondi to Coogee cliff top coastal walk or go to the public pool which is near the beach or enjoy yourself at a restaurant with a gorgeous view of Bondi.

If you are in Sydney and want to check out other places ten you can also check out Weekend trips from Sydney, beautiful Palm beach, and Best Manly Restaurants

Turquoise Bay, Western Australia

Turquoise Bay - Best Beaches in Australia
Turquoise Bay – Best Beaches in Australia

Turquoise Bay has been consistently voted as one of the best tranquil and beautiful beaches in Australia. I can bet, it’s totally worth the fifty minutes’ drive from Exmouth Township. It is one of the very few mainland beaches with so much diversity in coral and sea life.

One of the longest and most pristine fringing reefs in the world, Ningaloo Reef listed as a World Heritage site, lies steps from the sand with more than 200 corals, 500 fish including whales, dolphins, orcas, sharks and turtles. Gorgeous turquoise waters provide amazing visibility for snorkelling and enjoy plenty of coral as well as marine life.

Bells Beach, Victoria

Bells Beach - Best Beaches in Australia
Bells Beach – Best Beaches in Australia

Bells Beach is named after William Bell who owned property over there since the 1840s. Bells Beach is located on the Great Ocean Road, 100 km away from Melbourne, near the Torquay town and its one of the best beaches in Australia.

Internationally, it is considered as one of the best surf beaches in Australia. Every year during Easter time, Bells Beach organizes an event called Rip Curl Pro, which is the longest running event on The World Surf League Championship Tour.

Don’t be dishearten if you cant surf as Bells Beach caters for everyone, you can do either fishing or you can swim and relax on the beach.

Check out my blog on 7 Romantic Getaways Victoria, 11 Day Trips from Melbourne and also 5 Cheap Holiday Destination in Australia.

Noosa Main Beach, Queensland

Noosa Main Beach - Best Beaches in Australia
Noosa Main Beach – Best Beaches in Australia

One of the most ravishing and one of the best beaches in the world is Noosa main beach. It is approximately a 140 Kilometre drive from Brisbane to Sunshine Coast. Turquoise blue–green and warm water, golden sand, always sunny and well sheltered makes it the perfect way to relax on the beach.

Perfect beach for the family with kids as waves are small, guarded by lifeguards which makes it safe for swimming activities. Surfing lessons are also available on the beach. Lots of shops, cafes and restaurants are located near the beach. (Hastings Street) and thus provide the ideal place to relax and refresh after the day from the beach.

Hyams Beach, New South Wales

Hyams Beach - Best Beaches in Australia
Hyams Beach – Best Beaches in Australia

Hyams beach is a long beach in Australia, a small seaside village and famous for its powdery snowy- white sands. It’s only 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney which makes it the most popular weekend getaway to relax, walk on sand, and dive in crystal clear water.

Sometimes you can spot dolphins and also whale watching from May to November. Snorkelling, kayaking and fishing are also very popular activities in Jervis Bay Marin Park. In Jervis national park you can do trail walking as well as bird watching also.

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

Wineglass Bay - Best Beaches in Australia
Wineglass Bay – Best Beaches in Australia

On the east coast of Tasmania, Coles Bay is located at the foot of a granite mountain known as the Hazards on the Wineglass Bay and Freycinet National Park. Wineglass Bay is just three hours’ drive from Hobart. Located on the Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass Bay is named after its perfect wineglass shaped curve.

The path leading to Wineglass Bay lookout is a bit rough, feels a little bit remote but it’s well worth it, for it’s one of Tasmania’s most photographed scenery. Wined shaped curve, sapphire waters on both sides of the land and white sand from the lookout will blow you away.

It is a great place for scuba diving and snorkelling and the perfect way to end your day by looking at the sunset and that’s the reason why Wineglass Bay Beach is the most beautiful and iconic beach of  Australia.

check out also Things to do in Hobart

Summary of 10 Best Beaches in Australia

  • Whitehaven Beach, Queensland :- The white sand is actually silica which is one of the purest sand in the world.
  • Cable Beach, Western Australia :-  You might have come across lots of photos where people are riding camels on the beach during sunset yes that’s right this beach is also famous for its inspiring sunset and camel ride.
  • Cossies Beach (Cocos Keeling Islands) :- It is the ideal location to unwind and surrender yourself to the calm and tropical turquoise sea, palm trees and marine life.
  • Surfers Paradise Beach, Queensland :- Best place to enjoy nightlife, family attractions, shops and beachfront markets as well as excellent restaurants, all you will see in one place.
  • Bondi Beach, New South Wales :- One of the most iconic, gorgeous white sand and famous beach in Australia is Bondi Beach.
  • Turquoise Bay, Western Australia :- Turquoise Bay has been consistently voted as one of the best tranquil and beautiful beaches in Australia.
  • Bells Beach, Victoria :- Internationally, it is considered as one of the best surf beaches in Australia.
  • Noosa Main Beach, Queensland :- Turquoise blue–green and warm water, golden sand, always sunny and well sheltered makes it the perfect way to relax on the beach.
  • Hyams Beach, New South Wales :- Hyams beach is a long beach in Australia, a small seaside village and famous for its powdery snowy- white sands.
  • Wineglass Bay, Tasmania :- Wineglass Bay is named after its perfect wineglass shaped curve.

What are the top 10 beaches in Australia?

Best Beaches in Australia

Whitehaven Beach, Queensland :- The white sand is actually silica which is one of the purest sand in the world.
Cable Beach, Western Australia :-  You might have come across lots of photos where people are riding camels on the beach during sunset yes that’s right this beach is also famous for its inspiring sunset and camel ride.
Cossies Beach (Cocos Keeling Islands) :- It is the ideal location to unwind and surrender yourself to the calm and tropical turquoise sea, palm trees and marine life.
Surfers Paradise Beach, Queensland :- Best place to enjoy nightlife, family attractions, shops and beachfront markets as well as excellent restaurants, all you will see in one place.
Bondi Beach, New South Wales :- One of the most iconic, gorgeous white sand and famous beach in Australia is Bondi Beach.
Turquoise Bay, Western Australia :- Turquoise Bay has been consistently voted as one of the best tranquil and beautiful beaches in Australia.
Bells Beach, Victoria :- Internationally, it is considered as one of the best surf beaches in Australia.
Noosa Main Beach, Queensland :- Turquoise blue–green and warm water, golden sand, always sunny and well sheltered makes it the perfect way to relax on the beach.
Hyams Beach, New South Wales :- Hyams beach is a long beach in Australia, a small seaside village and famous for its powdery snowy- white sands.
Wineglass Bay, Tasmania :- Wineglass Bay is named after its perfect wineglass shaped curve.

Nish

I would like to share my experience with you all. Every year millions of people search on internet for travel plans, tips and personalized travel plans from different websites to look for what’s best suited for them and sometimes it becomes frustrating for not finding what they are looking for and that is why I would like to share my experiences, tips, fun that will help people make the most of their trips across Australia.

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