TOP 25 AUSTRALIAN BEACHES

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A golden crab that peacefully crawls along the shore. White sand that looks like velvet against the infinite sky. Water, pure and deep as only the Ocean can be. Australia’s wilderness will take your breath away, and so will do its pristine maritime spots. The Italian Eye invites you to discover the top 25 Australian beaches.

Australian beaches

Whitehaven Beach

Australian beaches: Whitehaven Beach

Australian beaches: Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is a 7km long beach located in Whitsunday Island. It is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It has also been entitled to be the ‘Best Beach in the South Pacific’, ‘Queensland’s Cleanest Beach’ and more. The white sand on Whitehaven Beach is extremely fine and doesn’t pick up the heat; therefore it’s very comfortable to walk on it barefoot.

Manly Beach

Australian beaches: Manly

Australian beaches: Manly

Manly Beach is situated alongside the Northern coastal suburbs of Sydney. It is 1.5 km long and has a shaded ocean pool at one of its ends. It is great for surfing as well as a family day out, having bike-riding paths and clothing shops nearby. This popular surf beach has became one of the places to go for a getaway from busy Sydney. 

Surfers Paradise Beach

Australian beaches: Surfers Paradise

Australian beaches: Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise is located within the area of Gold Coast and Queensland. It is 3km long and is Australia’s iconic beach. A perfect destination for swimmers, joggers, surfers and strollers, it is also famous for it’s coastline, offering a mixture of the beautiful ocean with the urban side of Gold Coast at the back.  

Turquoise Bay Beach

Australian beaches: Turquoise Bay

Australian beaches: Turquoise Bay

Turquoise Bay Beach is located near the town of Exmouth and it is known as one of the best beaches in Western Australia. Turquoise Bay is perfect for relaxing, swimming and also scuba diving. A must-do: swimming out to the reef on the southern end of the beach, where you’ll be able to see vibrant coral and loads of fish.

 Shelley Beach

Australian beaches: Shelley Beach

Australian beaches: Shelley Beach

Shelley Beach is located in the suburban area of Sydney, Manly. The beach features rock walks, bush tracks, accommodation venues and restaurants. If you follow the bush track, it’ll lead you to the stunning views of North Head and the Northern Beaches. Shelley Beach is also located closely to shopping centers, offering many activities for the visitors.

 Mooloolaba Beach

Australian beaches: Mooloolaba

Australian beaches: Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba Beach is located in the core of Queensland’s coast. It is a perfect location for a relaxing family trip, a romantic break or a weekend getaway. The relaxing atmosphere and the picturesque beauty of Mooloolaba Beach attracts huge amount of visitors.

Burleigh Heads Beach

Australian beaches: Burleigh Heads

Australian beaches: Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads is located in the suburban area of the Gold Coast in Queensland. It is 20 minutes away from the Surfer’s Paradise, the heart of the Gold coast, and is perfect for local and international surfers as well as holiday purposes.

 Cable Beach 

Australian beaches: Camels on Cable Beach

Australian beaches: Camels on Cable Beach

Cable Beach, located near Broome in Western Australia, is a 22km long beach with pure white sand and crystal clear turquoise water and set against red cliffs. Here you’ll be able to ride a camel with a spectacular view of the sunrise or sunset, and also shop for precious South Sea Pearls. It is perfect for swinging, tanning and strolling down with your toes in the sand.

Noosa Main Beach 

Australian beaches: Noosa Main Beach

Australian beaches: Noosa Main Beach

Noosa Main Beach is one of the beaches along Australia’s northern coastline. It is the best option for families’ vacation and for those who are not so fond of surfing. The gentle waves allow people to enjoy swimming in the sea. It is located closely to shops, accommodations, restaurants and bars.

 

Four Miles Beach

Australian beaches: Four Miles Beach

Australian beaches: Four Miles Beach

Four Miles Beach is a premier beach located in Port Douglas, Queensland. It is one of the most popular and renowned beaches in Northern Australia. The beach runs from the south for 4 km – hence the name, Four Miles Beach. It is also located 1 km away from the town center, which makes it easily reachable and a popular destination.

 

Wineglass Bay

Australian beaches: Wineglass Bay

Australian beaches: Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Bay is one of the high-rated beaches in Australia. It is located on the east coast of Tasmania. The beach is perfect for swimming, boating, fishing, surfing, scuba diving or even camping on the white sand. Boat tours are available from Wineglass Bay to spot whales and dolphin, providing varieties of activities for the visitors who get to Tasmania.

 

Coolangatta Beach

Australian beaches: Coolangatta

Australian beaches: Coolangatta 

Coolangatta Beach is located at the end of Queensland’s Gold Coast. At Coolangatta you’ll be able to look back to Surfers Paradise’s skyline from a distance. It has Gold Coast’s best surfing environments and stunning scenery. With bays and headlands, surfer can experience waves within all sizes. If you’re not so confident in surfing, Coolangatta offers a variety of shops, cafes and restaurant for you to enjoy yourself whilst you’re there.

 

Airlie Beach Lagoon

Australian beaches: Airlie Beach Lagoon

Australian beaches: Airlie Beach Lagoon

Airlie Beach is located in the Whitsunday region of Queensland. It is one of the departure points for the Great Barrier Reef, and thus an extremely popular tourist destination. To enable tourists to swim at Airlie Beach, the local council built a Lagoon to relax in, situated in the heart of the beach: a core landmark of the area. It is a combination of natural and man-made properties that allow visitors to sunbath and swim comfortably.

 

The Strand

Australian beaches: The Strand

Australian beaches: The Strand

The Strand is located in the suburban area of North Ward in Townsville. It is a 2.2 km long beachfront with palm trees stretched out alongside walking paths, a water park and safe swimming spots. It is perfect for family’s vacation, picnic, fishing or even jogging along the beachfront.

 

Cottesloe Beach

Australian beaches: Cottesloe

Australian beaches: Cottesloe

Cottesloe Beach is located halfway between Perth and Fremantle. It is a white sand beach that has restaurants, cafes and bars, enabling visitors to experience a beachside breakfast, lunch, dinner and even a sunset drinks, and making it the most popular beach around Perth.

 

Mindil Beach

Australian beaches: Mindil Beach

Australian beaches: Mindil Beach

Mindil Beach is located in Darwin’s central business district. There is a Sunset Market that runs during May- October every year. This market offers a variety of small treasures, from clothes to street food, attracting not domestic and international visitors.

 

Scarborough Beach

Australian beaches: Scarborough Beach

Australian beaches: Scarborough Beach

Scarborough Beach is a white sand surf beach located in Perth, Western Australia. It is perfect for everyone to go for a holiday. The beach is divided into North and South. The South end is full of attractions and amusements, while the North side is absolutely quiet and chill in comparison.

 

Greens Pool 

Australian beaches: Greens Pool

Australian beaches: Greens Pool

Greens Pool is a beach located on the south coast of Western Australia, between Denmark and Walpole. It is a sandy white beach, almost completely protected from the waves of the Southern Ocean. This makes Greens Pool is a popular snorkeling beach, with selections of fishes and coral alongside the rocks.

 

Coral Bay Beach

Australian beaches: Coral Bay

Australian beaches: Coral Bay

 Coral Bay Beach is located in the Ningaloo region of Western Australia. It is one of Western Australia’s preferred holiday spots. At Coral Bay Beach you’ll be able to find the most startling coral gardens, swimming from the spotless white beach of this laid back town. It is the perfect destination for snorkeling lovers to dip yourself into the natural beauty of Ningaloo.

 

Ned’s Beach

Australian beaches: Ned's Beach

Australian beaches: Ned’s Beach

Ned’s Beach is located in the north of Lord Howe Island. It offers a unique opportunity to view an incredible range of coral, fish and marine life in the closest touching distance. At Ned’s Beach visitors, especially kids, are allowed to experience feeding fish, walking at the edge of the barrier or even scuba diving above the colorful mixture of corals.

Lord Howe Island is a natural paradise, protected by strict laws to let it stay as untouched as it is. To discover other places where the environment is strictly guarded, check out our list of sites with tourism restriction. 

 

Palm Cove Beach

Australian beaches: Palm Cove

Australian beaches: Palm Cove

Palm Cove Beach is located in Far North Queensland. It is the most popular destination for holiday, spa and wedding. It offers visitors a calm and relaxing village atmosphere, excellent selection of restaurants and dining alternatives, alongside with a variety of styled holiday accommodation. 

 

Bondi Beach

Australian beaches: Bondi Beach

Australian beaches: Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is the most famous beach in Australia. It is located in Sydney, New South Wales, and it’s perfect to swim, surf, chill and eat out. Bondi has the world’s first Surf Life Saving club and has got urbanized safety techniques and equipment that developed for over 100 years. It was also added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2008.

 

Seventy-Five Miles Beach

Australian beaches: 75 Miles Beach

Australian beaches: 75 Miles Beach

Seventy-Five Miles Beach is a popular beach located in Fraser Island, Queensland. It is famous for it’s incredible length, not hard to guess by its name: it is 75 miles long, stretched alongside the east coast of Fraser Island. However, the beach itself is not a safe place to swim due to dangerous amount of sharks in the nearby area. To make amend, at 75-Miles Beach, you’ll be able to track down the Maheno shipwreck, the popular swimming spot named Champagne Pools and also the remarkable volcanic rock construction of Indian Head.

 

Emily Bay 

Australian beaches: Emily Bay

Australian beaches: Emily Bay

Emily Bay is located in the World Heritage listed area of Kingston in Norfolk Island. With the simply stunning golden sand and crystal clear water, you’ll be able to watch a variety of fish and a mixture of hard and soft coral. It is another beach that is perfect for snorkeling and absolutely safe to swim in.

 

Little Beach

Australian beaches: Little Beach

Australian beaches: Little Beach

Little Beach is located on the south west coast of Australia. It is said to be one of Australia’s top-secret spots, offering a splendid scenic experience on the pure white-sanded beach alongside the clear cobalt water. It is perfect for a weekend getaway or one of your road trip’s drop-off points. It will never fail to make you go wow.

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