Five Beautiful Beaches to Add to your Australia Itinerary!
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Australia has almost 26 thousand kilometres of coastline which means you won’t be hard-pressed trying to find a beautiful beach worth visiting.
So, next time you’ve got some time off, why don’t you check out some of the breathtaking beaches on this list?
Whether you’re a solo traveller or a group or family of adventurers, visit these beaches to make your next coastal trip unforgettable.
This article will even highlight some of the best ways to get there and other things worth doing in the area. So, all that you’ll have left to do is book your holiday and pack your things!
Five Australian Beaches to Visit While Travelling the Country
Fingal Bay, NSW
Fingal Island is well known for its sand spit connecting the island with the mainland. However, the bay itself is a pristine curved part of the continent, consisting of white sand and blue water – something that you’ll commonly find throughout this article!
Port Stephens, the area encompassing Fingal is the centre patch of the coast within the Hunter Region. For those unfamiliar with this section of land, the Hunter Region is home to some of Australia’s best wineries and is a truly gorgeous spot. Considering this, the possibilities are endless on holiday to this part of New South Wales.
Some of the activities available at Fingal include snorkelling, whale watching, or walking the length of the spit. Just be careful about the tide, when it comes back in it can be potentially dangerous.
Once you cross he 1.2-kilometre spit, however, there are all sorts of things to do on Shark Island. You could walk the lighthouse trail, go scuba diving, or find a more secluded spot for swimming. The adventure is what you make it.
Brighton Beach, Victoria
Whilst Brighton lacks some of the pristine white sand of the other beaches in this list; it’s unique for a different reason. An hour drive out of Melbourne’s CBD Brighton is known for is colourful beach boxes.
Eighty-two colourful little sheds are lining the edge of the beach; all painted uniquely to add a splash of colour to your day out. Not only this, but there is also a lovely view of the CBD as the beach’s backdrop.
If you’re after a little less adventure, and still prefer to be near a capital city, Brighton is the place to add to your Melbourne itinerary. Aside from the beach, you’ll have all the shopping, cafes and restaurants you could ask for, close by. You could also walk the Bayside Coastal Arts Trail, or play a round at the golf course. For the best of both worlds, Brighton is the beach for you.
The Basin, Western Australia
Jumping across to the other side of the country and to a new ocean, WA’s Basin is a lovely little spot on Rottnest Island. If you’re looking for a calm place to relax, this is it. As coral and rocks shelter the Basin, it is not a surf beach. Instead, it is a lovely place to snorkel and see what you can find in the crisp, clear shallows.
Rottnest Island itself, however, is home to wildlife worth seeing, such as the cute and lovable Quokka’s that are unique to the island. Aside from this, Rottnest has all sorts of tours available through its nature reserves as well as cinemas, golf courses, and shopping.
There’s fun available for families and people of all ages on Rottnest Island. With plenty of flexibility for how you holiday, you can pick and choose whatever suits you.
Flinders Island, Tasmania
Flinders Island in the Bass Strait is one of 52 islands dotted around north east Tasmania. While a little colder than some of the other stops on this list, Flinders presents some of the most varied landscapes you’ll find on an Aussie island.
Home to expansive grass plains, rugged mountain ranges, pristine beaches and uniqueflora, if there’s an explorer in you, this is the place to go. If you go far enough in any direction, you’ll find a calm beach to picnic. As the shores of Flinders are some of the closest to Antarctica, however, you’ll be brave if you choose to dip your toes.
Perfect for a more mature getaway, the food, the locals, and the scenery create an ideal culture for relaxation and recovery.
Cape Tribulation, Queensland
The last, but certainly not least, beach on this list is Cape Tribulation. This spot is perfect if you’re looking for a beach without the crowds. Two hours north of Cairns, Cape Tribulation combines the Daintree Rainforest with the Great Barrier Reef. This is a world-heritage listed site, so make sure your holiday is respectful to your environment.
If you’ve never seen the Daintree Rainforest, then this has to be the must-do of your holiday here. Breathe in the clean air in this part of the world, untouched by urban development.
Home to some spectacular lodges, you can fill your days with forest walks, horse riding, reef tours and beach days.
Take some time to book a tour of some sort to enhance your experience of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree.
Best Beaches in Australia
So there we have it, five beaches worth the hype. Opinions surrounding what makes a beach attractive is in the eye of the beholder. However, these are just some ideas to point you in the direction of a fantastic Australian holiday.
So, what are you waiting for? Go pack your things!