The coastline of Australia promises numerous sprawling beaches, coves, and bays that are perfect for relaxing, swimming, and adventuring. In fact, Australia’s beaches are some of the best-loved in the world, thanks to their pristine sands and turquoise waters. Here are some of the best to kick back on!
1. Bondi Beach
This vibrant stretch of sand in bustling Sydney is perhaps one of the most famous beaches in the world. Think bronzed surfers, laidback cafes, and an abundance of waterside activities. Two surf clubs patrol the beaches here, making it the perfect pitstop for beginners and pros alike.
If you’re more of a skater than a surfer, the skate ramp at the southern end of the beach might be a better hangout for you.
2. Bells Beach
Set along the wild expanse of the Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach promises visitors another surfer’s paradise. The powerful point break here is renowned around the world, and it even plays host to world championship surfing contests every year. Like with Bondi Beach, you can hit up the waves if you’re a beginner or a pro.
3. Lucky Bay
In lively Esperance, Western Australia, you’ll find Lucky Bay. Boasting a wide stretch of beach and stunning blue waters, this sheltered bay is a great place to enjoy some water-based activities, like snorkelling, fishing, and boating. As well as hitting the waves, you can take a leisurely strong along the length of the beach to a lookout point that celebrates the bay’s rich and fascinating history. Spend the night here, too, at the pretty camping spot that overlooks the bay.
4. Cape Tribulation
The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland plays host to a beautiful stretch of coastline known as Cape Tribulation. This unique spot marks the point where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, making an exceptional spot to soak up the wildlife and views. Kick back in bars, stroll along the water’s edge, and find yourself at the edge of one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders in this little slice of paradise.
5. Whitehaven Beach
On the Whitsundays, you’ll find Whitehaven Beach, one of the prettiest pieces of sand in the entire country. Spreading throughout the Coral Sea, it is made up of the beautiful sandy fringes of more than 70 unique little islands. Here, you’ll find shelter from the Great Barrier Reef, meaning there are few waves – ideal for sailing and leisurely water pursuits. You can easily visit on a day trip but, if you want longer, grab somewhere to stay on Airlie Beach, which lies on the mainland close to the islands.

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