07th July, 2011

Five Best Australian Beaches

Sun, surf, and sand – these images are indelibly linked with Australia. With over 27,000 kilometres of coastline, Australia has some of the best beaches in the world. Some of Australian beaches are visited by millions of tourists every year. From Surfers Paradise Geach to the iconic Bondi Beach in Sydney, these are five of the best beaches you’ll find anywhere in Australia, and even on Earth.

1. Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast

The Gold Coast has been said to be the jewel in Australia’s crown. With around 57 kms of coastline along the city, Surfer’s Paradise Beach sits at the centre of this amazing stretch of heaven. The golden sand, together with the great weather and vibrant nightlife, attracts over three million visitors every year. When it comes to Surfers Paradise accommodation is plentiful. Apartments are always a great choice for your beach holiday, giving you plenty of space and value for money. Surfers Paradise apartments can be found right close to the beach, making your beach holiday that much more convenient.

2. Bondi Beach, Sydney

Bondi Beach is probably one of the most iconic beaches in Australia. Located a few minutes from Sydney CBD, this relatively small beach — it’s only one km in length — is a must-see place for any trip to Sydney. Due to its popularity with both locals and tourists, it does get quite crowded during summer so be sure to get there early for a spot. Wave heights are good for keen surfers while sun lovers will enjoy the clear water and the clean beach and sand.

3. Bell’s Beach, Victoria

Bell’s Beach is located in Torquay, around 100 km south-west of Melbourne. Bells Beach itself is a small beach that sits between two headlands. While the beach itself is quite short, this beach is a serious surfer’s beach, and the town is home the longest running surfing competition in the world, the Rip Curl Pro. The waves – swells from the South Ocean – are famous for their height and consistency, rising to four or five metres in height. Apart from surfing, cycling is also a popular activity in this area.

4. Cable Beach, Broome

Cable Beach, like Surfers Paradise, is said to be one of the most stunning beaches in Australia. A short drive from Broom, the beach runs over 22 kilometres, with pristine white sands and clear turquoise waters that look out over the Indian Ocean. The beach itself is very clean.

Tides can reach up over nine metres in height. Lots of water activities are available, including swimming, surfing, boating, and cruising, but the must-do experience at Cable Beach is camel-trekking along the beach at sunrise or sunset.

5. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

Wineglass Bay is located in Freycinet National Park in Tasmania, the southern-most state of Australia. This isolated and pristine beach is shape like its namesake – a smile or a wineglass. After a swim in the amazingly blue waters, you can go for a trek around the bay and the national park. Scuba diving, mountain biking, abseiling, sailboarding, sailing, and water skiing are just some of the other activities to be enjoyed here.