Australia is home to some of the most beaches in the world. The beach is symbolic of Australia’s laid-back and leisurely culture and is why many expats choose to holiday or even settle down there. Even the sheer number of them is breathtaking, with a coastline of around 50,000km and a total of 10,000 different beaches. Visiting one a day would take you over 27 years to see them all. This article will go through the most famous beaches in Australia.
*Have fun but be aware of the Bluebottle sting.
Australians voted Whitehaven Beach as the most beautiful beach in Australia. The pure white, soft and fine grains of sand make it a gentle experience to walk on. Whitehaven Beach is around 7 km long, yet it doesn’t get too crowded. The cluster of inlets and lagoons makes it a scenic experience perfect for expats who do not necessarily look to partake in watersports but instead to soak up the atmosphere and sights. It is the most photographed beach in Australia for a reason.
Cable Beach has been famous for some time for its undisturbed coastline and photogenic sunsets. Unique to Australian beaches, it is home to the Indian Ocean instead of the usual Pacific Ocean. The fact it sits on the west coast as opposed to the East Coast makes it perfect for sunsets, and between March and October, it is possible to experience the Staircase to the moon occurrence happens.
Wineglass Bay is a beautiful natural landscape in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania. Wineglass Bay offers some great activities for expats who want to enjoy the white sands and use the turquoise waters with some snorkelling. Given the nature it is embedded in, there are also plenty of opportunities to go wildlife spotting.
Noosa Main is a fantastic family-friendly beach perfect for swimmers instead of surfers. With the possibility of spotting dolphins and whales and the all-year good weather, there is no other well-rounded beach for families. In the surrounding areas, there are world-famous restaurants and some great bars.
Burleigh sits on the gold coast, perfectly situated between the north and south. Burleigh welcomes both swimmers and surfers with frequently protected corners. Even if you’re not one for the turquoise waters, Burleigh Heads has a national park that stretches a great length across the headline. A unique quirk of Burleigh is its high pine trees and grass parks, perfect for barbecues.
Bondi Beach is rich with heritage, where it was home to the 1907 bathing suit protests to liberalise the use of bikinis in the mainstream. Bondi has become popular all year round because it is situated next to Sydney. The progressive history lives on today somewhat through hipster cafes and a welcoming, vibrant atmosphere. It is definitely one to check out for expats in Sydney, with lots of other expats as well as interesting locals to meet.
Lizard Island and its five-star resort lie on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. The island sits 17 miles from the Queensland coast, making it not all that accessible. Once you arrive, however, you are greeted with the opportunity to snorkel along the white sandy shoreline and dine in world-class Australian cuisine by renowned chef Mark Jensen. The luxury resort has 40 five-star villas that are situated a stone’s throw away from the beach. Lizard Island is a great luxury option that may be heavy on the wallet, but it will treat you with unparalleled hospitality, cuisine and activities.