The Most Spectacular Beaches in Australia from The Most Spectacular Beaches in Australia
The Most Spectacular Beaches in Australia
The Most Spectacular Beaches in Australia
Unique hues and colored sand, turquoise and clear waters, and insane waves and great surf are some of the many things you have to look forward to when visiting Australia’s beaches. It’s no question that this country is absolutely gorgeous, and its beaches will not disappoint.
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In addition to its beautiful beaches, Australia is known for its natural wonders. You can’t visit the stunning country without exploring the famous World Heritage Site: the Great Barrier Reef. It is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and is the only living thing on Earth visible from space.
There is also a variety of outdoor adventures to embark on while you are there. Go wildlife watching, sandboarding, camping, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, and swimming with dolphins.
Bondi Beach, Sydney
This popular beach surrounds Sydney, New South Wales. It was added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2008. The beach is only about 0.62 miles long, but it’s a popular spot for sporting competitions, such as the City to Surf Fun Run, and to take surfing lessons.
Byron Bay Beach, Byron Bay
Cable Beach, Broome
This gorgeous beach is set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs. It’s a popular tourist destination as there is so much to see and even more to explore. Ride a camel along the beach and view the spectacular sun as it sets over the Indian Ocean. Australian Tourism says, “Cable Beach is a long, flat beach, with gentle rolling waves perfect for swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing.”
Coolangatta Beach, Coolangatta
The golden sand and gentle waves make this beach perfect for swimmers of all levels, but the northern corner of Coolangatta Beach is known for its incredible waves, making it popular among surfers. Visitors like this beach because they can take beautiful walks, it is clean, there is convenient access, and there is plenty of room to play around.
Four Mile Beach, Port Douglass
Hyam’s Beach, New South Wales
This beautiful Australian beach is located on the shores of Jervis Bay. It is known for its soft, fine, and tremendously white sand. Visitors enjoy diving, snorkeling, and swimming in the beach’s crystal clear waters. A review on TripAdvisor said: “Stopped off at this little hamlet on Jervis Bay, the whitest sand I have ever seen, so beautiful and tranquil.”
If you are looking for a secluded beach and you’re tired of the millions of tourists, look no further than Macushla Beach. Admire the unique wildlife and beautiful waterfalls, stay at the Hinchinbrook Island Wilderness Lodge, and watch some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world on the nearly empty beach.
Manly Beach, Sydney
Manly Beach is one of the most famous surfing beaches in Australia. It is home to the Australian Open of Surfing. Visitors enjoy scuba diving, paddle boarding, and cycling along the coast line. A recent review on TripAdvisor said: “Manly Beach has a special feeling which is unique. Actually it has a real tropical feeling. The shops nearby are reasonably priced and there are great restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Manly Beach is a must see if you come to Sydney.”
North Wollongong Beach, Sydney
This is an ideal beach for families; it has wading areas, rock pools, and great surf. It’s also one of the best places to go skydiving in the world. Adrenaline-seekers enjoy skydiving from the Sydney drop zone – Australia’s highest altitude. Enjoy spectacular scenery as you free fall over North Wollongong Beach.
Shelly Beach, Sydney
Located on the eastern coast of Australia is this small but beautiful beach. The beach forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay, a protected marine reserve. According to sydney.com, Shelly Beach has become popular for snorkelers and scuba divers alike. It is home to a large variety of marine life, which can be viewed in relatively shallow water.
Surfer’s Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise
Surfer’s Paradise Beach is just what it sounds like — paradise — and the ocean provides great surfing opportunities. A review on TripAdvisor said: “The golden beaches in Surfers Paradise are probably some of the best and most pristine in the world.”
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island