The best beaches in Australia consist of secluded coves, and world renowned surf spots. Both locals and tourists are drawn to any of the country’s beaches. According to tourism data, the top reason why Australians travel around the continent and tourists visit is because of the beaches. 

Unlike other places, you are guaranteed to see crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, and amazing sunrise and sunset when you visit Australia. Visiting the best beaches in Australia is usually on top of everybody’s bucket list.

Best Beaches in Australia

With so many beautiful beaches in Australia, we considered the cleanliness, beauty, restaurants, facilities, and attractions of the beach to create this article. So without further ado, here are our handpicked 10 best beaches in Australia to visit in summer.

Beaches of Margaret River

Aside from the gourmet food and wines, Margaret River is also well known for its beaches. You won’t get disappointed as you will see the most beautiful beaches in Australia and the best waves you’ll ever ride if you want to go surfing.

Here are some of the noteworthy beaches in Margaret River that you should check out.

  • Bunker Bay
  • Eagle Bay
  • Hamelin Bay
  • Injidup Beach
  • Yallingup Beach
  • Smiths Beach
  • Prevelly and River Mouth
  • Gnarabup Beach
  • Meelup Bay

Beaches of Sydney

With so many beaches in Sydney, it was nearly impossible to pick only one. From the Bondi to Coogee walk, you will see the best beaches in Australia. From world famous surf beaches to serene beaches in Sydney Harbour, you can find a lot of beaches in Sydney that you’ll want to try them all. There are around 100 beaches in Sydney and if you want to check them out, you can refer to our list of the top Sydney beaches to visit.

  • Balmoral Beach
  • Bondi Beach
  • Bronte Beach
  • Camp Cove
  • Gordons Bay
  • Manly
  • Nielsen Park
  • Palm Beach
  • Watsons Bay

Byron Bay

Compared to the past, Byron has come a long way from being just a quaint town. Nowadays, you will find bars and modern cafes all around the place. However, despite it’s changing town, the beaches are still top quality. 

If you love uncrowded spots, definitely go to Byron Bay. The Main Beach should be on your top priority. It is one of the best beaches in Australia. Surfers from all around the world come to this beach for its great surf breaks. 

If you have a dog, you can bring him or her to the Tallow Beach or the Belongil Beach for a day out. The beautiful beaches make for a great choice when looking for a stunning yet uncrowded beach.

Cable Beach

In Broome, WA, you can find the Cable Beach. Here, you will see the best sunsets so make sure you bring along your best camera and go visit this place. Don’t miss the camel riding experience and the huge tides. Make sure you add this beach to your itinerary when in Australia. You have to be very careful though, crocodiles are known to go to this beach, too.

Glenelg Beach

Do you love dolphins, heritage hotels, cafes and sandy white beaches? Then, you should visit the Glenelg beach. Just 25 minutes away from the centre of Adelaide, this beach is well known for its fishing charters, snorkelling and diving opportunities, as well as the chance to go swimming with some wild dolphins. How cool is that?

If you want to learn about the town’s history, visit the museums and galleries. Find out the festivals in the area and join in the fun.

Hyams Beach

Did you know that the Hyams Beach has secured a place in the Guinness World Records for having the  whitest beach sand on earth? No? You should head over to Hyams Beach now then. For many years, the beach has enjoyed its popularity for having whiter than white sand.

From Sydney, you can reach this place in just three hours. Once you set foot in  Hyams Beach, you’ll never want to leave. 

Squeaky Beach

One of the most iconic beaches in Wilsons Promontory, the Squeaky Beach is most famous for its turquoise waters and white sand. It was named as such because of the squeaking sound the sand produces every time you walk on them. 

If you are feeling more adventurous, check out the maze of large granite boulders and be amazed at the orange rocks found in this place.

Turquoise Bay

For a great snorkelling site, visit Turquoise Bay. It’s name alone gives a hint on what you should expect. Go snorkel, swim and relax in this beautiful bay. The place has a lot of marine animals especially since it is just a few meters away from the Ningaloo Reef. 

When snorkelling, you have to be extra careful as the Turquoise Bay has strong currents especially at the bay’s southernmost point and by the sandbar. If you don’t have any experience in snorkelling, you can ask for help from the licensed tour operators.

Whitehaven Beach

Aah. Yes! The ten best beaches in Australia won’t be complete without the Whitehaven Beach. It is tucked in the Whitsunday Island and stretches to as much as seven kilometres while boasting of white silica sand. Now that’s what I call amazing! 

Once you sink your feet in the sand, you will understand why people love coming back to this place. The Whitehaven Beach can be experienced in a lot of ways including yachts, ferries, power boats and a whole lot more!

Wineglass Bay

In Tasmania, you will find a beautiful beach that’s known to be among the top beaches in the whole world. Wineglass Bay boasts of dazzling white sand and crystal blue waters that are set against peculiar grey and pink granite peaks. It is the best location for kayaking, bushwalking, fishing, sailing, rock climbing and a whole lot more!

From the camping grounds of Coles Bay, you can walk to the Wineglass Bay and enjoy what the site has to offer.


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