Top 10 Beaches in Australia

Posted by North South Travel Blogger · Sep 19 · in Queensland · about Awesome Travel Stuff

With over 25,000 km of coastline, Australia is home to hundreds of beautiful and breathtaking beaches. We have decided to break it down and give you our list of the top 10 best beaches in Australia.

Top 10 Beaches in Australia


1. Cable Beach, Western Australia

Cable Beach is located in Broome, Western Australia in the Kimberley region. Cable Beach is known around the world for its 22 kilometer white sand and turquoise water beach. Some people may argue with its number one standing, but its stunning beach and perfect sunsets over the Indian Ocean this beach has to be number one in Australia and perfect for any postcard. For those looking for a bit of fun you can ride a camel along the beach at sunrise or sunset, which again makes for a perfect picture.


2. Whitehaven Beach on the Whitsundays, Queensland

Most people probably wouldn’t have Whitehaven Beach on their list and the only reason why is because they have never seen it. Located in the Whitsundays this beach is only accessible by boat or by plane and once you are here you will realize why its number two on this list. The crystal clear turquoise water and white sandy beach stretch out over 5 miles along Whitsunday Island, which is the largest of the 74 in the Whitsundays. In 2010, it also won the ‘world’s top eco-friendly beach 2010’.


3. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

Wineglass Bay, part of Tasmania’s wonderful Freycinet National Park, is located about 2 hours from Launceston. Considered to be not only one of the best beaches in Australia, but the world for its white sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise water. The backdrop to the beach is grey granite peaks that are excellent for rock-climbing or walking through the bush. This secluded beach has also been a popular honeymoon destination among couples to relax and unwind.


4. 75 Mile Beach on Fraser Island, Queensland

Fraser Island is the word’s largest sand island and 75-mile beach was named this because it’s a 75 mile breathtaking multi-coloured beach. The turquoise water and backdrop make it truly spectacular and an area of Australia you definitely don’t want to miss.  


5. Lizard Island, Queensland

Lizard Island is a national park located on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. There are 24 white sand beaches and they are tucked away in the largest reef system in the world and are considered one of the most exclusive beach destinations in Australia. With its picturesque scenery, turquoise water and white sandy beaches it is ideal for a relaxing holiday.  If you like to go diving or snorkel then this is arguably one of the best places in the country. The Cod Hole is world-famous for its dive sites and is only a short boat ride away.


6. Noosa Beach on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Noosa Beach is located 80 miles north of Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast. It has a picture-perfect white sandy beach and pristine water, which make it a busy beach year-round. If you like dolphins then you will like this beach because dolphins frequent the waters and whales can even be spotted during their annual migration season. We guarantee a trip to Noosa Beach is one you will never forget.


7. Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia

Cottesloe Beach is located in the western suburb of Perth and is one of the most popular of all the city beaches. The half kilometre stretch of golden white sand beach is popular for swimming, snorkeling and surfing. Also, its arguably one of the best places to watch the sunset and after a long day you can go to the Ocean Beach Hotel, which is located across the street from the beach and a perfect place to relax over a few drinks. Cottesloe is also renowned for its “Sunday Sessions”, so the beach is packed during the day in summer and then everyone goes to the bar afterwards.


8. Bondi Beach, New South Wales

Bondi Beach is located in the eastern suburbs of Sydney and is one of the most famous beaches in the world. The beach attracts thousands of people each year that range from backpackers all the way up to the multi-millionaires. Being located in Sydney makes it one of the busiest beaches in all of Australia. Most of the people who flock here come for the surf, sand and sun. Also, Bondi Beach plays host to surfing competitions and the annual Christmas party on the beach that draws tens of thousands.


9. Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Queensland

Burleigh Heads is a small town located on the Gold Coast in Australia. Thousands flock here annually for its beautiful picturesque beaches and great surfing.  The headland of Burleigh, locally known as "The Point" and is a favorite for weekend barbecues, surf and of course cricket. If you come down on Sunday afternoon you will usually see more people down for the partying and music, which happen most weekends in summer.


10. Byron Bay, New South Wales

Byron Bay is located south of Brisbane and has been considered a “hippy town” for years. People come here for its laid back atmosphere, fantastic white sandy beach and great surfing. Byron Bay plays host to an annual surfing competition that attracts thousands from around the globe and is considered one of the best in the world.  

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