Undisputedly, the crown for the world’s best beaches should go to Australia. As a 6th largest country in the world and meeting point of the trio of the three great oceans, the pacific, Indian and Southern oceans, its coastline stretches more than 47000km!! It is said that there are more than 10000 beaches in the country, so choosing top five beaches is like putting ourselves in a quandary although a good one, because one can hardly get tired by witnessing such mesmerizing and shimmering view. So, just have a look on what we are getting into –
Just a glimpse of the all these blue jewels is seducing enough, isn’t it?
So, we have cherry picked and compiled a list of five beaches that you must visit while touring Australia.
- Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island –
Hands down, the winner!! It is mesmerizing to the extent to make you speechless! Its picturesque beauty seems too good to be real. A 7km stretch along Whitsunday Island, it is silica sand beach. Does not get too hot and really soft under the foot. This white sand beach is secluded and serene. A great place for romance and sailing.
- Cable Beach, Broome –
Cable Beach by Nachoman-au / CC BY-SA 3.0
A close second, this 22 km (yes it’s long), is known for its postcard worthy beautiful sunsets. The bright red orange ball sun setting along the Indian Ocean has captured the lenses of numerous cameramen. It is also popular for camel’s rides and often tourists are seen having those. White sand in contrast to blue sea is a view to watch. Have a glass of wine and watch the sunset or take a dip in the hot water!
- Burleigh Heads Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland– A great beach for family! Besides having a stunning visual, it has a family oriented parkland area to be enjoyed with kids. Plenty of cafes and restaurants are nearby to enjoy dinning. Surfing and walking on the tropical beach is pretty common. A clean, pollution free beach with lifeguards on the watch makes it one of the most enjoyable beaches in Australia.
4. Manly Beach, Sydney –
Manly beach by Adam J.W.C / CC BY-SA 3.0
While in Sydney, go to this beach! Another notch in beautiful Australian beaches, it offers great peace and relaxation. You can swim, surf, play volleyball or have a walk on the footpath. Loads of shops and cafes are present to have food and drinks. Street entertainment is in the abundance.
- Noosa Main Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland – Last but not the least! Another lovely beach to enjoy quality beach time; it is great for swimming, watching dolphins, surfing and walking on the beach. You can also enjoy a bike ride here. A free all day carpark is cherry on the cake, if you want to enjoy a full day on the beach or try your hands at fishing. There are a number of shops and cafes around the corner to grab some food and enjoy. Vigilant lifeguards are there to make sure you have a great time with family under the sunshine.