Around the world, Australia is renowned for its beautiful beaches. There are an awful lot of beaches in Australia and most of them are deserted. Australian’s beaches are not only plentiful but also of an almost universally-high quality.
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. Aussies take care of their beaches, keeping them generally clean and pollution-free. With so many to choose from, it’s tough to list the top 10 of the best beaches of Australia. The following are just some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.
10. Bondi Beach, New South Wales
Arguably the most famous beach of Australia. Bondi Beach is a mecca for tourists, lifesavers, surfers and sun worshipers. Located 7 km (4 mi) east of the Sydney central business district, Bondi makes the list of best beaches of Australia at No. 10. It’s simply because no Australian beaches countdown is complete without having it on board. Less about the actual quality of the beach itself and more about the surroundings, atmosphere, history and people watching, like it or not Sydney’s famous stretch of sand at Bondi is a long-time fixture and also something of an icon of Aussie beach culture.
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9. Byron Bay, New South Wales
A beachside town, Byron Bay is located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 772 kilometers (480 mi) north of Sydney and 165 kilometers (103 mi) south of Brisbane. Byron Bay is the easterly most point of the Australian continent. 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 favorite for many travelers.
8. Bells Beach, Victoria
Bells Beach is one of Australia’s best known beaches. It is a coastal locality of Victoria, Australia in Surf Coast Shire. It is a renowned surf beach, located 100 km south-west of Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road. If Australian surfers had their own country, Bells Beach would be the capital. Everything about Bells Beach is geared for surfing. It is the home of the world’s longest-running surfing competition – the Rip Curl Pro Surf & Music Festival.
7. 75 Mile Beach, Fraser Island
In the great tradition of many Australian place names, 75 Mile Beach on Fraser Island. It was so named because it is approximately 75 miles long. 75 Mile Beach runs along most of the east coast of Fraser Island. While it may not be the best place for swimming due to dangerous currents and plentiful Tiger sharks, it is extremely beautiful and has a number of excellent highlights such as Champagne Pools, Indian Head, the Maheno Wreck and Eli Creek. Eli Creek is strikingly clear and has its own unique and varied wildlife.
6. Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Coast
Another in our list of ten best beaches of Australia – Noosa Beach. Noosa provides pleasure to all. A north facing surfing beach, pristine river, fine restaurants, sophistication, national parks, plenty of action and you have the perfect holiday retreat. Noosa Main Beach – the main highlight of the many quality beaches located in the greater Noosa area – is pretty much the perfect showcase of what the Sunshine Coast has to offer: It’s got picture-perfect sand, pristine water, waves that are ideal for swimming, is well-patrolled, easily accessible and rich in both marine and shore-dwelling wildlife.
5. Ninety Mile Beach, Victoria
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 kilometers 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.
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4. Burleigh Heads, Queensland
Burleigh Heads is a suburb on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. Given its nature as a beach destination, it’s only reasonable to expect the Gold Coast to have a fairly big range of contenders in the “best beach” category; However increasing crowds and the gaudily “touristy” atmosphere of some of its stretches of coastline takes some of the charm away from what are otherwise beautiful beach areas.
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3. Cable Beach, Broome
Cable Beach is a 22 kilometers stretch of beach near Broome, Western Australia. It was named after the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889. The beach is renowned as one of the most stunning beaches in the world, with twenty-two kilometers of pristine white sands fringing the tropical turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Washed clean every day by tides that can reach over nine meters. Cable Beach provides the ideal safe environment for swimming and relaxation.
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2. Cottesloe Beach, Perth
Australian beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world and Perth beaches are a stunning example. Cottesloe is one of the most popular of all Western Australian beaches. The clean, clear coastline and smooth terraced lawns are filled with Perth’s most buff bods, while kids hang out in playground heaven. Cottesloe is a long beach with several different swimming areas and reefy sections. It is really is one of the must-visit places if you’re in Perth during summer. A rock wall gives the main swimming area some shelter from the big waves, and an interesting art-deco building housing the Indiana Teahouse, change rooms and the Surf Club looks out over the busy beach below.
1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
The Whitsundays – one of nature’s most remarkable gifts, blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the Great Barrier Reef along with literally hundreds of tropical islands and some of the world’s most beautiful golden beaches. Whitsunday Island is the largest island in the Whitsunday group of islands located off the coast of Central Queensland, Australia. Whitehaven Beach was rated as the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com.
Whitehaven Beach is a definite “must-see” in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometers along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape.