One of the best topics to write about when the beaches are closed. Best beaches in Australia. Here we go.
1. Noosa Beach
I know this is not the most famous beach in Australia but, believe me, it is AMAZING. The ocean itself and the waves guarantee a great experience and this was the place I’ve seen the most surfers of any beach in Australia. Also, with a national park at one end and a reserve at the other, this beach is one of the most beautiful in the country.
2. Green Patch
This beach is in Jervis Bay, which is famous for having the whitest sand in the world. Although Hyams Beach is the most popular beach in the area, my preference is Green Patch because it is situated within a national park and when you arrive, you are greeted by lots of friendly rainbow lorikeets.
My favourite beach in Sydney. Freshwater is away from the hustle and bustle, and has the perfect waves to in which to play and do some bodyboarding. It sees less visitors than neighbouring Manly Beach, which gives it a relaxed, local atmosphere and is the very reason why it has taken the place of Manly in this list.
4. Bondi Beach
I would be wrong if I didn’t say Bondi is the most popular beach in Australia. For many tourists it is at the top of their to-do list when they visit the country. I looked at photos of Bondi so many times while daydreaming about living in Australia. Unsurprisingly, it was my favourite beach when I was a newbie in the country. After living here for over three years, it now feels little too busy for me, but I felt I had to include it in the list simply because it is so iconic.
5. Whitehaven Beach
This is one of the most touristy places in Australia. The beach has pure white sand and the views from lookouts are amazing. There is the risk of deadly jellyfish in the hot season, so you have to wear a wetsuit if you go in the water. Not pleasant in the middle of summer. Still, it’s in the list because of the beautiful and unique scenery.
6. Loch Ard Gorge
This is one of the stops along the Great Ocean Road. It’s far from towns and cities, so it’s not really possible to visit every day. However it’s breathtaking and definitely worth seeing.
7. Bay of Fires
This Tasmanian beach is amazing for its combination of white sand and unique red rocks.
8. Surfers Paradise
This is Gold Coast’s most famous beach. It’s a long stretch of beach in the middle of the city. Tall buildings sit right next to the beach. Nice view.
9. Milk Beach
One of the harbour beaches in Sydney. Quiet and relaxing. Shark Beach is another harbour beach and has a large grassed area behind where you can enjoy a picnic under the shade of large trees. However I have chosen Milk Beach because of the amazing sunsets you can see as the sun drops behind the city.
I wanted to add many more to the list but this is it for now, until I write a post about the best beaches in Sydney.