There is a lot of incredible places to see in Australia. It is a gigantic country with thousands of kilometers of coastline, so it is difficult to choose the best beaches in Australia. But we have made a varied selection with options throughout the country.

We tell you where are the best beaches in Australia and what makes them special. Additionally, you can see your location on the map which you will find at the end of the article. We hope you find it useful if you are planning a trip to Australia and you want to discover its best beaches 😉

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Contents of this article

    • 1. Bondi Beach, Sydney
    • 2. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays
    • 3. Seventy Five Mile Beach, Fraser Island
    • 4. Noosa Heads Main Beach, Sunshine Coast
    • 5. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
    • 6. Lucky Bay, one of the best beaches in Australia to see kangaroos
    • 7. Turquoise Bay, Western Australia
    • 8. Watego Beach, Byron Bay
    • 9. Nudey Beach, one of the best beaches in Australia for diving
    • 10. Cape Tribulation
    • 11. Loch Ard Gorge, one of the best beaches in Australia
    • 12. Tangalooma


1. Bondi Beach, Sydney

We had to start this list with Australia’s most famous beach! Bondi Beach is a authentic surfer paradise. Alone half an hour by bus from the center of Sydney, has a great atmosphere thanks to the bars and cafes in the area. The water is quite cool, but there are always daring swimmers taking a dip.

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Are you more of a pool person than a beach person? Bondi has everything! There is a incredible saltwater pool on the side of the beach against which the waves break. The contrast between the different shades of blue is beautiful.

The famous Bondi Beach pools

2. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays

We dare to say that It is not only one of the best beaches in Australia, but in the world. Its sand is very fine and practically white. That makes the turquoise blue of the water stand out even more, it’s picture postcard! Whitehaven Beach is in the Whitsundays, about 10 kilometers offshore.

The precious coastal town of Airlie Beach It is the gateway to the Whitsundays Islands, the boats leave from there. If you want to treat yourself and watch the spectacle from the air, you can book a helicopter flight. It is the only way to see the famous heart-shaped coral reef. A great plan!

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One of the most beautiful beaches in Australia without a doubt

3. Seventy Five Mile Beach, Fraser Island

We continue with another island! In this case, what is impressive is not the color of the water, but the incredible expanse of sand. As its name indicates, it has 75 miles long (120 kilometers). That makes her the longest beach in the world.

It is not a typical beach where you can lie down and sunbathe, instead of umbrellas there are 4×4 vehicles driving on the sand. Along the way you will see tropical forest, lakes, abandoned boats and huge dunes next to the beach. Without a doubt is one of the best beaches in Australia for adventurers.

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A different beach to see in Australia

4. Noosa Heads Main Beach, Sunshine Coast

About 130 kilometers north of Brisbane is a fantastic place to enjoy beaches and nature alike. Noosa conquered us for its quiet environment with extensive beaches practically without peoplepaths through vegetation with views of the sea and even the possibility of seeing dolphins.

Noosa Heads Main Beach one of the few beaches on the Australian coast facing north, in addition to being quite sheltered, that makes it the water is warm. Ideal for a nice swim after walking the trails with views of Noosa National Park!

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The gentle surf of Noosa Beach seen from the park’s trails

5. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania

The island of Tasmania is perfect to escape and see amazing landscapes. One of them is Wineglass Bay, a beach in horseshoe shape surrounded by pink granite rocks and lots of vegetation. To complete the color palette, all that is missing is the perfect blue of water. This beach is part of the Freycinet national park. It is an area famous for its sunny climate, perfect for doing all kinds of outdoor activities: cycling, hiking, bird watching, fishing…

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A spectacular panorama in Tasmania

6. Lucky Bay, one of the best beaches in Australia to see kangaroos

This bay with more than 5 kilometers of sand is so beautiful that it even attracts kangaroos. Yes, you can see kangaroos enjoying this beach! And from July to October you will also have the opportunity to see whales during their migration season. Beyond these animals, Lucky Bay is part of the Cape Le Grand National Park for the spectacular landscape.

7. Turquoise Bay, Western Australia

Western Australia’s beaches are stunning. A good example is Turquoise Bay, next to the Ningaloo Reef coral reef. The name could not be more apt, because the water is a deep turquoise color. Don’t forget your diving or snorkeling equipment to see a lot of sea animals. It is common to see octopuses, turtles and a wide variety of fish. And after spending some time in the water, its fine sand invites you to stay all day sunbathing.

8. Watego Beach, Byron Bay

Byron Bay is one of the best-known cities in Australia. Its surfer atmosphere with small shops and bars conquers everyone who sets foot there. It has several beaches where it is easy to see people surfing. Our favorite is Watego Beach, very close to the Byron Bay Lighthouse. It is a pleasure both to walk calmly along the sand with practically no one else and to take a swim.

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A spectacular beach at the foot of the Byron Bay lighthouse

9. Nudey Beach, one of the best beaches in Australia for diving

45 minutes by boat from Cairns you’ll find Fitzroy Island. It is a wonderful place for those who love to spend hours in the water. At Nudey Beach you will have guaranteed entertainment thanks to hundreds of little fish that live in the coral reef. In addition to crystal clear turquoise water and lush vegetation, some huge rocks on one side of the beach give it an even cooler touch.

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10. Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation is the meeting point between coral reefs and the jungle. It is next to the Daintree Forest, the largest rainforest in Australia. It’s one of the most popular excursions from Cairns, and no wonder! You can follow the routes along wooden walkways through the vegetation and end on the beach with a turquoise sea that will leave you speechless. A very complete day surrounded by nature.

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11. Loch Ard Gorge, one of the best beaches in Australia

Maybe this name doesn’t sound familiar to you at all. But what if we talk about the Great Ocean Road? This very famous coastal route west of Melbourne It will give you great landscapes. The most typical image is the Twelve Apostles, various rock formations that are born in the sea. Don’t settle for seeing them from the road! Just a few miles away you can head down to the beach at Loch Ard Gorge to see how imposing these cliffs rise.

12. Tangalooma

One of Australia’s most amazing beaches is close to Brisbane. Tangalooma Beach is special because it has a number of boats wrecked decades ago that have become an icon of the place. All you have to do is take the boat from Brisbane to Moreton Island to see this very particular beach landscape. The trip takes about 75 minutes.


On this map you can locate the 12 best beaches in Australia.


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