Thousands of miles of beautiful coastline make Australia’s beaches some of the best in the world, so it’s no surprise that many travellers want to check them out for themselves. From secluded to popular surfing hotspots, Australia has a lot of different types of beaches. Here are some of the best and must-see ones.
Just a short drive from Cairns, Mission Beach has 10 miles of golden sand. There are tons of rainforest walks in the nearby Atherton Tablelands, so this secluded beach is perfect for those who want to get away from the crowds. In addition to the beach, you’ll find a variety of nearby accommodation that’s perfect for couples, families, and singles.
Surfers Paradise Beach
Surfers Paradise offers a three-kilometre golden sand beach that attracts not just surfers looking for the perfect wave, but also joggers, swimmers, and walkers. There’s also beach volleyball in Surfers Paradise, and it hosts the Australian Beach Volleyball Series every year. Visitors to the beach can check out the beachfront markets every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. There are lots of holiday gifts and paintings at the markets.
Located on the northern beaches of Sydney, Manly Beach is an iconic Australian landmark. Holidaymakers and travellers can relax or surf here but they’re just a stone’s throw away from great accommodation, shops, restaurants, and bars as well. If you’re going to Sydney during an Australian tour, you have to check out Manly Beach.
St Kilda Beach
You can find St Kilda Beach in the suburbs of Melbourne, which is a great place to visit if you want some downtime in the city. It’s easy to get to St Kilda Beach from Melbourne’s city center by tram, and it’s a popular place for sunrises and sunsets. The beach also has a pier where penguins can be seen, while St Kilda is a great place to grab a bite to eat or browse the shops.