An ideal activity for discovering the natural beauty as well as the local fauna and flora. Many Australian beaches are patrolled by volunteer lifeguards. Always swim between the red and yellow flags that indicate the safest area. I have been to Australia many times and have visited many of the country’s best and most famous beaches.
There are many incredible and most famous beaches on the continent in Australia are:
VIVIENNE BAY BEACH
Kangaroo Island in South Australia is surrounded by idyllic beaches, of which Vivonne Bay Beach is often considered the most beautiful. There isn’t much around this beach, but that’s what makes it so special. Imagine a stretch of pristine sand, crystal clear waters home to playful sea lions and dolphins, not to mention miles of untouched bushland known as Vivonne Bay Conservation Park.
An ideal activity for taking incredible photos and discovering the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.
The most famous of Queensland’s spectacular beaches are undoubtedly Whitehaven, and it’s no coincidence. Located in the sublime Whitsunday Islands, it mixes immaculate white sand and clear turquoise waters. Visit it on a cruise to the Whitsunday Islands or stay on Hamilton Island and reach the beach in 30 minutes by boat.
Whitehaven Beach is often referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. This idyllic beach is located on Whitsunday Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and it is renowned for its brilliant white sand and clear turquoise waters. Visitors can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, and even picnicking on this stunning stretch of sand.
A great activity for showing off your surfing skills (or watching the pros).
If you take the beautiful Great Ocean Road in Victoria, you will come across one of the best surfing beaches in the state. Bells Beach, 1.5 hours from Melbourne, hosts the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach which sees the best surfers in the world compete. The beach is surrounded by rocky cliffs, which give visitors stunning views of the sand.
An ideal activity for enjoying spectacular vantage points and rugged beauty.
Wineglass Bay is one of Tasmania’s most famous beaches. Located about 2.5 hours from Hobart amidst the rugged beauty of Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay is a stunning crescent of sand fringed by clear blue water. Although you can walk to the beach, we advise you to observe it from a lookout above the bay. Take a 2-mile round-trip hike from the Wineglass Bay parking lot to see this vibrant color swatch from a different perspective.
Wineglass Bay in Tasmania’s Freycinet National Park is beautiful on a clear day. From the overlook, this jewel’s curving bush-fringed shoreline, stark-white sand, and turquoise waters will enchant you. After taking in the vistas, walk 20 minutes to the southern end of the beach to see the pink-tinged Hazards granite peaks. Bushwalking, Sea Kayaking, and Sailing are common here. Wineglass Bay is on the four-day Freycinet Experience Walk, one of Australia’s greatest hikes. Wallabies, Wombats, Quolls, and Tasmanian Devils live nearby. 2.5 hours north of Hobart is Wineglass Bay. Visit between December and April. Coles Bay is a fantastic location for exploring Wineglass Bay, featuring campgrounds and the luxurious all-inclusive eco-resort Saffire Freycinet.
Wineglass Bay, with clear white sands, is a glorious beach in Tasmania. The iconic Freycinet Experience Walk, a four-day trek, is a walk to remember. It covers the entire length of the peninsula along with the wineglass bay. Apart from this, the beach includes many Watersports like sea kayaking and sailing. It also provides opportunities for fishing and bushwalking.
An ideal activity for enjoying seaside life and urban culture.
It’s impossible to go to Sydney without making a detour to the lively beach of Bondi Beach. Lie on the mythical warm sand, take a surf lesson, or take a dip in the scenic ocean pool, Bondi Icebergs. Don’t like water? No problem! There is no shortage of seaside shops and restaurants in Bondi.
Bondi Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Australia– if not the world. It’s only a short bus ride from Sydney and it’s filled with locals and tourists who swim there all year round. Bondi Beach has been portrayed in a number of films and TV shows, especially for the Sun-Tanned Lifeguards, cliff-Top Coastal Walk, Trendy Restaurants, and Boutiques.
This beach is perhaps the most infamous beach in all of Australia, attracting 2.6 million visitors per year, and what’s not to love? It’s right in the heart of Sydney – Australia’s largest city – and attracts many topless tanners.
Not the most beautiful, but certainly one of the most iconic beaches in Australia (if not the world). Bondi beach lies on the eastern outskirts of Sydney, making it the most accessible beach on this list. This golden sandy beach is a famous surfing spot, and a trendy hangout popular with Sydneysiders from all walks of life.
Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Australia, and for good reason. This world-renowned beach is located just 7 kilometers from the city center of Sydney, making it the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. The beach is well-known for its beautiful golden sand and crystal-clear water, as well as its surfing conditions.
Bondi Beach is Australia’s most popular ocean side. The gem of Sydney’s laid-back oceanside way of life is home to one of the most seasoned *Surf Lifesaving Clubs*on the planet and one of Australia’s *most seasoned swimming clubs,* The Bondi Icebergs. You can go by open vehicle from the downtown area to the famous ocean side.
An ideal activity for riding a camel and admiring Magical Sunsets.
The iconic Cable Beach can be found in Broome, on the northern border of Western Australia. Famous for its 22 kilometers of white sand, this beach allows visitors to enjoy peaceful surroundings, calm seas, and breathtaking sunsets. Take advantage of the unparalleled late-day light to take a camel ride that will take you across the beach during sunset.
Cable Beach is an enormous 22-kilometer-long stretch of pure white sandy beach in the remote north of Western Australia. Sunsets here are truly breathtaking. Because this beach lies on the country’s west coast, where the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, and the place is so big it’s easy to find a spot all to you to enjoy the magic.
WHITEHAVEN BEACH, WHITSUNDAY ISLAND, QUEENSLAND
Whitehaven Beach is everything you’ve imagined, and then some! This magnificent location is known for its clean atmosphere, which has remained untouched despite its worldwide fame. Prepare to be wowed by the beach’s renowned white sand and brilliant, blue waters that stretch as far as the eye can see. Head to Tongue Point Lookout for your perfect Instagram image — go at low tide for the maximum color explosion. Keep a lookout on the beach for Turtles, Dolphins, and other interesting marine species that make this paradise home. It’s time you went and experienced the magic for yourself, as it’s been voted Australia’s best beach time and time again.
Whitehaven Beach in Australia is favored by locals and tourists alike, and for good reason. Its pure white sands and emerald waters complement each other perfectly, not to mention that it’s swimmable year-round for all patrons. Whitehaven Beach is an award-winning beach and is accessible by helicopter, seaplane, or boat — offering serene and stunning views for everyone.
TURQUOISE BAY, EXMOUTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Turquoise Bay, in Cape Range National Park, is routinely ranked as one of Australia’s top beaches. Turquoise Bay is named for its magnificent appearance, which resembles a vivid blue swimming pool yet is completely natural. The famous Ningaloo Reef is only a few meters away as you step into the clean waters, and Turquoise Bay is one of the greatest places to see it. There’s enough to see no matter how strong a swimmer you are in this snorkeling paradise. Allow the current to take you along as you search for coral, turtles, squid, and tropical fish – magnificent marine life in every color of the rainbow.
Turquoise Bay is one of WA’s most beautiful beaches. This stunning bay is 60 km south of Malaga in Cape Range National Park. Turquoise Bay is one of the few continental beaches where you may snorkel from shore. Ningaloo Reef is Australia’s largest fringing reef, featuring more than 250 varieties of coral and 500 fish species, including stingrays, marine turtles, and whale sharks. Drift snorkeling is popular. Swim to the southern reef and ride the current north to a shallow beach. The turquoise waves and fine, white sand make this a great place to relax. No amenities save bathrooms, so pack shade, snacks, and drinks.
Turquoise Bay is one of the exquisite beaches in Western Australia. With its clear blue-green color, it upholds its name perfectly. The 705,015 -hectare heritage-listed reef, The Ningaloo Reef, is located a few steps away from its sands. It is also famous for its drift snorkeling and majestic views.
Surfers Paradise is one of the most famous beaches in Australia. As the name suggests, it is a prime surfing location. Even for those new to surfing, there are a handful of businesses located there that provide lessons. This beach also has a ton of volleyball courts set up. It is a great location for those who want to be active and those who want to lounge.
ST. KILDA BEACH IN MELBOURNE
Located near the Luna Amusement Park along the city’s boardwalk, this is the only beach in Australia where you can spot Penguins! Worldwide this is the only place you’ll actually be able to see Penguins in an urban environment, and that’s why 2 million people per year visit this trendy beach.
THE HIDDEN BEACHES OF ROTTNEST ISLAND IN PERTH
This is the only place on earth where you can see a quokka, and even snap a Quokka Selfie! In fact, 780,000 visits the island each year hoping to do just that. Western Australia attracts fewer tourists than the other side of the country, so you can find little areas that are private to enjoy some of the finest beach scenery in the world, alongside some of the rarest species in the world.
The most famous beaches in Australia tend to be located in Queensland, especially along the Sunshine Coast. The reason for this is simple:
Queensland has some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, with long stretches of white sand beaches and clear turquoise water. Additionally, Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef, which attracts visitors from all over the globe.
Coolum Beach is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been to in Queensland. It’s got everything you need for a great beach vacation – stunning scenery, clear waters, plenty of activities and amenities, and a relaxed atmosphere. And it’s not just me saying it – Coolum Beach has been voted one of the best beaches in Australia by numerous travel magazines and websites. So if you’re looking for a place to enjoy some sun, sand, and surf, Coolum Beach should definitely be at the top of your list!
Jervis Bay is the queen of the New South Wales south coast when it comes to pristine, sugar-white sand beaches. If you thought the Whitsundays were stunning, just wait until you see Hyams Beach’s dazzling white sand. The pristine ocean, vibrant national park, and native Australian animals all converge in this slice of paradise.
BYRON BAY, NEW SOUTH WALES
Byron Bay was once a quiet, out-of-the-way hippy beach town. While it still retains much of its original laid-back vibe, today this is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Australians looking for a beach getaway. It’s also located on the most easterly point in Australia and is famous among surfers for its powerful swell.
Hands down, the best beach has got to be Cottesloe Beach in Perth. First of all, I love Western Australia, and Perth has always felt like a home away from home. So Cottesloe Beach gets major bonus points for being close enough to Perth to be convenient, but far enough away to feel the space. The blue water contrasted with the white sands makes this a great stop for Instagram tourism as well. If you want to feel like you spent the day in paradise and still be able to enjoy the cosmopolitan nightlife, Cottesloe beach in Perth is the best option.