Everyone knows that Australians love beaches. So naturally, that means no visit to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth would be complete without taking in one or two of these amazing beaches. With so many fantastic bays and beaches to choose from, we’ve compiled a list of our particular faves.
Our eight favorite Australian beaches:
1. Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach has been one of Australia’s top beaches for the last few years. It’s located in one of Sydney’s surrounding regions. There are a few festivals held on the beach annually. One of the largest events happens on New Year’s Eve when thousands of revelers celebrate in the sun.
2. Cable Beach
Cable Beach is in the fantastic town of Broome. The long stretching white sand and crystal clear blue water makes it appealing to a wide range of people from visitors to locals. At the north end of the beach is one of Australia’s most well know nudist beaches. Be sure to visit this amazing beach at dusk to see one of the most beautiful sunsets you are ever likely to see.
3. Byron Bay
Byron Bay is actually the name of the town situated next to the beach. Within it, there are several beaches that attract tourists annually, especially those interested in surfing. Byron Bay hosts several festivals with the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival being one of the largest, attracting over 6,000 guests over a five-day period.
4. Hyams Beach
Hyams Beach in Australia boasts the ‘whitest’ sand in the world, as labelled by the Guinness Book of Records. Its located about two hours south of Sydney. It’s located in a quaint little town which adds to its charm and attractiveness.
5. Noosa Heads
Noosa Heads is the perfect beach for fashionable types who love food and clothes. This cosmopolitan region offers something for those that love the cool and luxury lifestyle. There is a myriad of restaurants and activities such as shopping, golf and nature activities. There are also a number of beaches to explore in the area.
6. Palm Beach
Palm Beach is an exclusive beach in northern region of Sydney. It’s surrounded by fantastic luxury residences and caters to a high end clientele. It offers a plethora of restaurants as well as various shops. Another must see area in the region is Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
7. Gold Coast
The Gold Coast isn’t one particular beach but a whole stretch. This coast has over 40 beaches which includes Surfers Paradise, a beach that is lined with restaurants, bars and clubs that offer entertainment throughout the night . The Gold Coast also includes Main Beach, which is popular with more sophisticated and luxury travelers.
8. Four Mile Beach
As you would expect by a name such as the four-mile beach, the length of this beach is four miles. The background offers some of the most beautiful views of Australia’s coastline.