With over 60,000 kilometers of coastline and nearly 12,000 inlets, Australia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world certainly not a surprise. In the next lines I present to you our personal top 12. I know, I titled the article the best 10 Australian beaches, but the choice is so wide that I necessarily had to expand the list. Which ones will you visit during your trip to Australia?
1. Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales
It is the most famous beach of the most famous Australian metropolis and carries with it coat of arms and charm. His fame is due – as well as his own turquoise waters – the ease of access from Sydney, the liveliness of clubs and restaurants and the abundance of activities available nearby. No trip to Australia is complete without a visit to Bondi Beach.
2. Stokes Bay Beach, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
You will find this secluded paradise on the north coast of Kangaroo Island, about an hour’s drive from the town of Kingscote. Here the rocks form a barrier against the power of the ocean and create a huge natural pool that makes its waters perfect for bathing, even by the smallest or the less experienced. While it’s ideal for sunbathing, if you want something more active, you can do it surf, kayak and snorkeling.
3. Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, Queensland
This long sandy beach it is undoubtedly one of the main attractions of Port Douglas but, despite this fact, it has managed to maintain a uncontaminated and not very touristic character. In fact, although it is located a few minutes walk from the town center, it shows no signs of civilization and urbanization. Here you will find only palm trees, tropical vegetation and the gentle sea breeze. The beach is perfect for swimming and, during the summer, part of the sea is fenced off with very fine nets to provide protection against jellyfish.
4. Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, New South Wales
This 2 kilometer strip of white sand it is (rightly) considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Gold Coast. Its sheltered position makes it popular with swimmers and surfers alike. The Burleigh Heads National Park, of which it obviously belongs, offers interesting hiking trails with spectacular viewpoints from which to make thewhale watching.
5. Noosa Main Beach, Noosa, Queensland
Always at the top of the wish lists of Australians, Noosa is one of those few places that perfectly combines the tranquility of the natural paradise with the urban dynamism. Its main beach, Noosa Main Beach, is one of the few facing north and, as a result, its waves are quite small, making it perfect for novice swimmers or surfers.
6. Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia
Bathed by the warm waters ofIndian Ocean, this strip of white sand is almost 22 kilometers long and offers an absolutely original experience. Here, in fact, you can admire fantastic sunsets (we are in Western Australia, remember?) Maybe while doing an incredible one ride on the back of a camel.
7. Moonee Beach, Coffs Coast, New South Wales
Moonee Beach is approximately a 20 minute drive from Coffs Harbor. The beach is immersed in a natural reserve that it hosts kangaroos, koalas, sea eagles and dolphins. is the ideal location for all water activities, from diving to canoedal surf to swims.
8. Lizard Island, Queensland
Located right on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is the perfect example of a tropical island. Here you will find 23 beaches of fine white sand, transparent to wateri.e lush vegetation. It’s expensive? Yes, without a doubt, but the exclusive beauty of this corner of paradise and the impeccable service of the Lizard Island Resort will satisfy you 100%, even if you are particularly demanding. Consider a stay here as the special pampering of your honeymoon.
9. Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania
Located inside the National Park of Freycinet, Wineglass Bay is the best beach in Tasmania. Its perfect shape, its sand caressed byturquoise water and the imposing granite mountains in the background make it the ideal place for a peaceful swim in a completely unspoiled natural environment. Snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and hiking are other excellent activities.
10. Turquoise Bay, Coral Coast, Western Australia
Turquoise Bay is located in Cape Range National Park, close to Exmouth, just a 12-hour drive from Perth. It is not exactly around the corner, I grant you this, but your effort will be rewarded, believe me. The whole area is part of the Ningaloo Marine Park and is populated not only by live corals, but also by sea turtles, tropical fish, reef sharks and starfish. Furthermore, unlike what happens in the Great Barrier Reef, here i corals they are located just 100 meters from the shoreline.
11. Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, Queensland
This small coral beach is located on delightful Fitzroy Island, just a 45-minute ferry ride from Cairns city center. 95% of the island is covered by one dense tropical forest and is surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef. Voted the best australian beach in 2018, it offers spectacular marine life, with abundant corals and colorful tropical fish. Before leaving for your trip to Australia (obviously with Blueberry travel), absolutely remember to pack a mask and snorkel 😉
12. White Heaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Queensland
This stunning seven-kilometer beach is located on Whitsunday Island, the largest island in the archipelago of the same name. Considered as the most photographed beach of all of Australia, its captivating beauty does it justice both in photography and in reality. Its sand is made up of 98% pure silicon, which retains heat much less than normal sand. Even on a sunny summer day, you can safely walk on the beach without the risk of burning your feet.