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Australia’s Best Beaches

There are an awful lot of beaches in Australia and most of them are deserted. Australia boasts some of the best beaches on the planet and the huge coastline stretches for nearly 37,000 km, which includes 11,011 beaches, more than any other nation. Most of Australia’s cities and towns are situated on the coast, within a few kilometres of the ocean, which amounts to 12 million people, or 85% of Australia’s population living within one hour’s drive of the coastline. The following are just some of Australia’s best beaches.

Australia's Best Beaches

The beautiful beach at Agnes Water Agnes Water

Agnes Water is Queensland’s northern most surf beach and is last in a line of beautiful, unspoilt beaches that sweep up the coast from Bundaberg. Agnes Water is also one of the closest points on the mainland to the outer Great Barrier Reef, with tours departing to Lady Musgrave Island and Fitzroy Reef. … READ MORE »

Bells Beach

Bells Beach

is one of Australia’s best known beaches. If Australian surfers had their own country, Bells Beach would be the capital. Everything about Bells Beach is geared for surfing. From the shops, to the number of major surf goods manufacturers who base their global operations there, to the chilled-out disposition of the locals themselves, it’s clear that Bells Beach is a surf town. … READ MORE »

Australia's most famous beach - Bondi BeachBondi Beach

Arguably Australia’s most famous beach, Bondi Beach is a mecca for tourists, lifesavers, surfers and sun worshippers. Bondi is a definitive example of Sydney’s city beach culture being only a few minutes drive from the city. Bondi Beach is home to the Bondi Surf Bathers, the oldest life saving club in Australia established in 1906. … READ MORE »

Byron Bay

Byron Bay is the easterly most point of the Australian continent, and one of the most popular surfing beaches in New South Wales. In the last 40 years, Byron Bay has transformed into a popular beach resort and alternative lifestyle. Renowned for its surfing beaches and beautiful rainforests, Byron Bay enjoys a relaxed and informal lifestyle that has become a favourite for many travellers. … READ MORE »

Cable Beach

Cable Beach is renowned as one of the most stunning beaches in the world, with twenty-two kilometres of pristine white sands fringing the tropical turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Washed clean every day by tides that can reach over nine metres, Cable Beach provides the ideal safe environment for swimming and relaxation.

They say that the sunset at Cable Beach is the one of the most magnificent you can see in the world. The blazing red orb of the sun sets the sky alight as it sinks in the west, below the boundless horizon of the Indian Ocean. … READ MORE »

Perth's most popular beach - Cottesloe BeachCottesloe Beach

One of Perth’s most popular beaches, Cottesloe is a wonderful spot to visit. Swimming, surfing, snorkelling, fishing and just sitting in the sun are all favourite pastimes at this premier beach location. The suburb abounds with old, well preserved homes from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Norfolk Pine trees, some more than 70 years old, line the streets. … READ MORE »

Four Mile Beach

Four Mile Beach, aptly named for the four miles of clean white sand, curves around one side of Port Douglas. Located just an hour north of Cairns, along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes, against a backdrop of rainforest mountains with a foreground of the Coral Sea, Port Douglas is the perfect base to explore the exceptional World Heritage areas of the Daintree and the Great Barrier Reef. … READ MORE »

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast is south-east Queensland’s playground and a holiday destination of wonderful contrasts – from the sophistication of Main Beach, the glamour of Surfers Paradise, action-packed theme parks and wildlife sanctuaries to championship golf courses, fabulous shopping and rainforest wonderlands right at the back door! It really is…the coast with the most!. … READ MORE »

Hyams BeachHyams Beach

Hyams Beach is renowned as having the whitest sand in the world, the sun seems to reflect off of the water and sand even more so at this beach than others because it is so brilliant. It is an excellent holiday area for families. The Jervis Blue Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch and also has a great range of gourmet delights. … READ MORE »

Manly Beach

A visit to Manly by ferry provides you with the quintessential Sydney experience. The thirty-minute cruise across Sydney Harbour puts you in a relaxed mood to enjoy this easy-going and cosmopolitan suburb. With the famous surf beach on the Pacific Ocean side and a serene inner harbour beach on the other, Manly has the best of both waterfront worlds and is a popular place to swim, windsurf, parasail, snorkel, kayak, surf and scuba dive. … READ MORE »

Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia is located on a unique section of World Heritage coastline only 30 minutes’ drive northeast from the town of Denham. It has a relaxed atmosphere and those who love nature will delight at the huge variety of animal and bird life found nearby. … READ MORE »

Ninety Mile Beach

Ninety Mile Beach itself is the ocean-facing edge of one giant sand dune and is the perfect place to stretch your legs and go for a short stroll. Located just over 250 kilometres from Melbourne, Ninety Mile Beach is home to some of Australia’s biggest surf fishing and provides ample opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and sailing. … READ MORE »

Noosa BeachNoosa Heads

Visitors flock to Noosa from all over the world, many as frequent visitors and some returning to live in this exceptional coastal village. Noosa attracts a broad mix of sun-seekers from surfers and families to fashionable foodies and executive couples wanting to get away from it all. …READ MORE »

Palm Beach

Palm Beach is the exclusive, high-end of Sydney’s long stretch of the northern beaches; it’s everything you’d expect from the insular-peninsula amid the playground of the nation’s rich and famous. Palm Beach still retains traces of its early character; although mansions dominate the southern corner. Barrenjoey Head looms over North Palm Beach, which is unpatrolled at its furthest tip. … READ MORE »


Scarborough is located on the west coast, just a short 15 minute drive west from the heart of Perth and is famous for its sunny weather, popular beaches and relaxed lifestyle. …READ MORE »

Surfers Point

When surf fanatics find a good thing, they stick to it. That’s why they return to Margaret River’s Surfers Point in droves. The people who named Surfers Point weren’t joking. This place looks like it was made for wave riders. The massive, powerful waves can carry for up to 500 metres on a good day. The surf can be daunting to the novice, but if you’ve got a bit of experience on a board, then you’ll find most likely find the surf the best you’ve ever come across. … READ MORE »

One of the world's most beautiful beaches - Whitehaven BeachWhitehaven Beach

On uninhabited Whitsunday Island near Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach is a four-mile (6km) expanse of pure white silica sand sloping into azure water. The beach, so dazzling that it hurts to look at without sunglasses, can be reached on a day-trip from Airlie Beach on the mainland. … READ MORE »