When it comes to beautiful beaches Australians are spoiled for choice. Australia is renowned the world over for its luxurious beaches, exquisite coastlines and breathtaking cliff faces. It’s almost impossible to pin-point the best beaches, but Getaway has given it a shot.
Check out the top five Aussie beaches and let us know if you agree:
Whitehaven Beach is on the eastern side of the Whitsunday Island. Stretching for six kilometres, this beach boats dazzling white silica sand, which is silky-soft under foot. A popular way to see the beach is from the air, and the Whitehaven Explorer seaplane is a great way to do this.
Cable Beach, Western Australia
Western Australia's finest stretch of sand is at Cable Beach, which stretches 22km, and is known as the gateway to the Kimberley. Cable Beach’s decadent aqua water; white, sandy rock pools; and bright, red-orange dirt are a sight to behold. You can even spot whales and dolphins when the season is right.
Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
The exquisite Wineglass Bay is one of the country’s most remote and beautiful beaches. Given its name for its crescent-shaped beach line, it is a remote little beach with turquoise water and sparkling sand. It is tucked away on the Freycinet Peninsula, around three hours’ drive from Hobart. To get the full experience, be sure to check out the view from a mountaintop before skipping down to the water. The view is accessed by either a 45-minute walk from Coles Bay or by a more strenuous two-hour walk from the top of Mt Amos.
Hyams, New South Wales
On the southern shores of Jervis Bay, Hyams Beach is picturesque and surrounded by natural attractions, such as headlands with clifftop walking trails and Booderee National Park. The beach itself is pristine and fresh, with clear-blue water and softwhite sand. If you love water sports, Hyams beach is perfect for you. Diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and sea kayaking are all popular activities here.
Bells Beach, Victoria
Located near Torquay on the southern coast of Victoria along the Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach boasts dramatic cliffs, golden-yellow sand and large white-tipped swells from the Southern Ocean for surfers. If you’re a sightseer, there are great vantage points along the cliffs to view the natural amphitheatre of the beach. If you’re keen for a spot of fishing, the water is deep enough at high tide to cast a line right off the beach, while at low tide you can fish from the reefs at each end.
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