Australia is known for its many high-quality beaches, so that choosing the best will be quite a challenge, if not confusing. Still, let’s have a look at the following 10 most popular beaches in Australia.
Bondi Beach, Sydney
Being Australia’s most popular beach, Bondi Beach is almost always crowded, except during the coldest time of the year. It has also become a mark of Aussie’s beach culture, since it’s a natural choice for those wanting to relax but doesn’t want to travel far. It’s natural beauty has long since been tarnished by humans, but the atmosphere, people and history will always be there to stay. The beach is home to the world’s 1st Surf Life Saving Club, which was founded more than a hundred years ago, and played a major role on the development of many safety techniques and tools that are still in use these days. Bondi also became the central point of a string of swimsuit protests in the 1900’s, establishing the bikini to become a natural beach attire.
Byron Bay, New South Wales
As the easternmost part of mainland Australia, is the thing that drives tourists to this beach. But the visit will surely be worth it with the beach sporting a vast, generally uncrowded stretch of coast line. A short way from the Gold Coast, most of Byron’s beaches has become appropriate for great surf breaks which attracts surfers from around the world to take advantage of the generally secure conditions. Recently, walking tracks have been added, so you can enjoy a carefree walk to the beach.
Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Coast
Noosa Main Beach,also known as Sunshine Beach, pretty sums up what the Sunshine Coast has in store: it has sparkling sand, pristine waters, waves suited for relaxed swimming, well-guarded, accessible and rich in marine life. Groups of dolphin and whales can be seen just a little offshore.
Surfer’s Paradise, Gold Coast
Aptly named, with its perfect waves, the Surfer’s Paradise is indeed every surfers haven. After spending the day surfboarding or lying on the beach, hop into the bars and enjoy its nightlife. It’s no wonder the place has been one of the most popular getaways for the Aussies.
Hyams Beach, New South Wales
If you are looking for whiter-than-white sand, head out to Hyams Beach, near Jervis Bay. The ocean waves move in a slow rhythm making it the perfect place to relax. The hidden coves provides perfect areas for swimming and sunbathing.
Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast
Given its popularity as a beach destination, not to mention it sitting alongside a highway, Burleigh Heads beach, surprisingly is able to maintain a clean and beautiful environment. Of course, locals have paid high regard on this maintenance. The beach features great surf conditions, several walking tracks and stunning horizon.
Cottesloe Beach, Perth
Cottesloe Beach is among the best beaches in Perth. Aside from swimming and sunbathing, you can also do surfboarding, snorkeling and fishing in the the area.
Pirate’s Bay, Tasmania
A well-known surfing destination within the region, Pirate’s Bay is home to a numerous collection of holiday homes, as their lucky owners usually flock back to relish the beach during the hotter months. Check the place out to experience why it was included in Australia’s top 101 best destinations.
Cable Beach, Broome
First-time visitors often tagged this beach as “unforgettable”, “postcard perfect” and “indescribable beauty”, because indeed it is. Even with it’s growing popularity, Cable Beach remains to be basically an untouched expanse of shoreline especially noted for one specific reason – its sunsets, which is every camera’s envy. While most of Australia’s best beaches are fronting the Pacific, this one sits in the Indian Ocean. Its sunsets usually appear like a ball blazing with red-orange within the sky, no photographer can resist.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
Ever heard of “silica sand”? It’s a highly-pure, extremely fine sand grains, very soft to the touch, does not get too hot making it ideal for barefoot walks, and you can find it at Whitehaven Beach!
Visiting the beach the first time, you’d suppose it had been something set up together for a photo shoot. It is simply perfect, it’s almost unbelievable. The numerous collection of lagoons, inlets and coves surrounding it only intensifies the mystique, waiting to be discovered and experienced. No wonder Whitehaven Beach is considered as the best in the whole of Australia.