Australia is renowned for its breathtaking scenery, glorious havens of incredible wildlife, natural heritage, and some of the most magnificent beaches in the world. When it comes to the best beaches, you are literally spoilt for choice.
Summer holidays are synonymous with sweeping velvet sands and glittering turquoise waters, and with more than 50,000 kilometers of beach front, Australia is the ultimate holiday destination. Teeming with gorgeous marine life and host to the legendary world heritage site – The Great Barrier Reef, it goes without saying, that Australia has some of the most breathtaking coastal panoramas in the world. Here are our top 5 beaches in Australia.
1 Tallow – Byron Bay
The absolutely stunning coastal retreat of Byron Bay is home to an abundance of unspoiled beaches and incredible wildlife. Tallow Beach is tucked away in a lazy winding stretch all the way from Cozy Corner to Broken Head. Dog friendly for the most part, the most sheltered section of the beach when the wind decides to howl is the Cozy Corner end. Excellent fishing right on the foreshore and the swirling, choppy surf gives this beach a raw appeal.
2 Whitehaven – Whitsundays
Touted as Queensland’s Most Beautiful Beach, it isn’t’ hard to see why - more than 6 kilometers of incredible, powdery, cashmere sands fringe the inviting azure waters on the eastern side of Whitsunday Island. The perfect escape, the crystal clear waters will rejuvenate the weariest of souls. While on your tours to Australia, enjoy a sea plane trip, go snorkeling, diving, charter a yacht, power boating, jet skiing, and swimming – the possibilities are endless.
3 Wineglass Bay – Tasmania
Considered the eastern coast gem in Tasmania, Wineglass Bay is set right in the heart of the Freycinet National Park. You will be forgiven in thinking that you may very well be the first, and only visitors to this pristine and untouched region that is teeming with wildlife like wallabies, wombats, dolphins, quolls, whales, sea eagles, and the legendary Tasmanian Devil. Incredible views, intoxicating turquoise waters and seductive beach sand make this one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
4 Gibson Steps – Victoria
Twelve incredible limestone outcrops and cliffs that protrude from the seas below, this beach on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, is one of the most dramatic scenes along this resplendent coastline. The Gibson steps are the 80 cement steps that lead down to a magnificent stretch of beach. If you are feeling fit, you can actually walk right up to the base of the two closest Apostles, but the sea is rough and dangerous and swimming is prohibited. It is though, worth the visit to witness the sheer power of Mother Nature.
5 Cable Beach - Broome
Sweeping over more than 22 kilometers, Cable Beach in Broome is the perfect summertime beach retreat. Hugely popular among sun worshippers, beach bums, families and surfers, there is such a vast amount of space, you will still be able to find a secluded spot to chill out along the beach front. With scenery that is so magical that gracing the cover of National Geographic wouldn’t do it any justice, the glittering breeze ruffled, crystal-clear turquoise waters and sun-kissed sands will astound even the most discerning of nature lovers.