There’s no denying that Australia’s beaches are among the world’s best. With a spectacular coastline of more than 30,000 kilometres, it's time to hit the beach and bask in the glorious weather for which Australia is famous.


Here we take you to some of Australia’s best beaches which are definitely worth adding to your bucket list.


1.  Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, QLD


Whitehaven Beach, WhitsundaysThe crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand of Whitehaven stretch for over seven kilometres. Photo: Yoshio Tomii


On top of our list is the Whitehaven Beach, the largest and finest at Whitsunday Island in Queensland. With beautiful turquoise blue waters and the whitest silica sand stretching in swirls, Whitehaven deserves the top spot. This spectacular 7-kilometre beach also has coves, lagoons and inlets which are perfect for exploration. The stunning crystal clear aqua water is also good for snorkelling. Yearly, it hosts the Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim as part of the Hamilton Island Triathlon.  In 2010, CNN named it as the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world. 



2.  Main Beach, Noosa Heads, QLD


Main Beach, Noosa HeadsNoosa Beach bathed in golden sunset. Photo:


Stroll along the boardwalk which takes you right along the beautiful beach to some lovely cafes overlooking the water. The second on our list of must-visit beaches is Noosa’s Main Beach in Noosa Heads.  This stunning beach faces north so the waves are calm and gentler, perfect for those who are not so confident in the surf.  Shops, hotels, cafes and restaurants on Hastings Street are all in close proximity to the beach, making ones stay more convenient, easy and relaxed. It is also well-patrolled with lifesavers always on duty.


3.  Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia


Cable BeachStunning sunset at Cable Beach, Broome, WA. Photo:


With its pristine turquoise water and golden sands stretching for miles, Cable Beach in Broome is undoubtedly one the most beautiful beaches in Australia. You can find your little patch of serenity and watch breathtaking sunsets. The sight of camels walking silently silhouetted against the backdrop of magnificent sunset is simply heavenly and relaxing. The northern part of the beach is famous for its camel safaris offered around sunrise and sunset hours. Cable beach also permits 4WD north of the rocks.


4.  Turquoise Bay, Coral Coast, Western Australia


Turquoise BayA beautiful, sunny and serene day at Turquoise Bay, WA. Photo:


Located in Cape Range National Park, Turquoise Bay near Exmouth is one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. With its stunning sandy beach and shallow, crystal-clear waters, it is a perfect place to swim and just relax. It’s also a perfect snorkelling site, teeming with tropical fish, corals and other marine life to see as Ningaloo Reef’s main barrier is very close to shore- only 100 metres out.


5.  Cossies Beach, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean


Cossies BeachPostcard-perfect Cossies Beach. Photo:


Australia’s last unspoilt paradise, Cossies Beach at Direction Island is spectacular with its white sandy beaches and pristine azure waters of the Indian Ocean. It is part of the Cocos Keeling Islands which is located northwest of Perth, Western Australia. There are 27 islands but only 2 of them are inhabited. It is home to the “Rip” which features a diverse marine life. One can safely snorkel and see reef sharks, corals, huge wrasse and parrotfish to name a few. Cossies Beach can be reached by a short ferry ride. Be amazed at this a picture-perfect tropical island with is stunning white sandy beaches, palm trees, eco toilets, wifi and walking trails. It offers world-class diving, spectacular snorkelling, fishing and the best kite surfing spot. Experience the remoteness and tranquillity by camping on this breathtaking beach.


6.  Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, QLD


Burleigh HeadsStunning Burleigh Heads Beach, Gold Coast, QLD. Photo:


Burleigh Heads Beach with its stunning quality waves, family-friendly facilities and walking trails along great stretches of headland is one of our picks for the best beaches in Australia. The winding walking trail offers spectacular views for whale watching. The beach is 4 kms long and is dappled with resorts, surf shops and cafés. It is both a National Surfing Reserve being one of Australia’s premier surfing beaches and a National Park with its abundant forests, mangrove, pandanus and marine life.  


7.  Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, Far North Queensland


Nudey Beach Aquamarine waters of Nudey Beach on Fitzroy Island, QLD. Photo:


Nudey Beach is on a small stretch of magnificent white sand and pristine turquoise waters on the shores of Fitzroy Island which is 95% rainforest. It is located 29 kms south of Cairns in Far North Tropical Queensland and nestled in among the Great Barrier Reef. To reach this stunning natural beauty, one has to take a leisurely walk for 15 minutes, winding through breathtaking views of the rainforest and coastal woodlands. Snorkel and swim among the abundant and beautiful marine life that thrive in the shallow coral reefs that surrounds the beach making it safe for children to swim in. It is the perfect place to just soak up under the sun and enjoy the pristine waters lap gently on the shoreline.


8.  Boat Harbour Beach, North West Coast, Tasmania


Boat  HarbourPicturesque Boat-Harbour Beach, TAS. Photo:


Located on a beautiful quiet and coastal town of Boat Harbour on Tasmania’s Nature Isle coast, Boat Harbour is simply spectacular. It has earned a reputation as one of the Tasmania’s best beaches.  Nestled between rocky headlands, this picturesque beach has family-friendly waves, pacific gulls, white sand and rock pools to explore. Feel a sense of tranquillity and solitude on this laidback beach. Somewhat off the touristic beaten track, Boat Harbour beach will surprise you with its local sandy feet community- children happily playing on the playground built on the sand and the friendly chats of neighbours over beer in the surf house. This beautiful beach is also popular for its snorkelling and diving. 


9.  Surfers Paradise, QLD


Surfers ParadiseSurfers Paradise glitters at night. Photo: Rodney Campbell


Australia’s iconic beach and the perfect postcard-perfect beach community for many people is the 3-km Surfers Paradise beach in the Gold Coast, Queensland. This popular and beautiful beach with its stunning coastline lies at the heart of Gold Coast and is visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world. You can relax on its golden sands, swim and ride the surf or visit the many theme parks and attractions the area offers. It is fringed by many high-rise buildings, accommodations, shops and restaurants.


10.  Manly Beach, NSW


Manly BeachFamily-friendly Manly Beach, NSW. Photo:


Manly Beach is one of Australia’s must-see premier beaches. Take the 30-minute ferry ride to Manly Beach in Sydney’s northern beaches and be mesmerized with its golden sand, pristine waters and refreshing ocean breeze. Walk the long boardwalk and enjoy watching the surfers, volleyball players and the skate boarders. There are various water activities besides swimming which available for everyone- stand-up paddle boarding, kayak, surfing and snorkelling to name a few. This spectacular beach is also in close proximity to shops, cafés, restaurants and hotels.