Australia is famous for having an abundance of breathtaking, bone white beaches with crystal clear water.
There are over 10,000 beaches in Australia, which means that if you visited one every day it would take you over 29 years to see them all!! It also means that it is near impossible not to find one that you fall in love with.
Whether you are looking for iconic, popular beaches like Sydney's Manly Beach:
Or tranquil, deserted beaches like Western Australia's Hopetoun:
No mater what type of beach you love, Australia will cater for you.
Thanks to House Sitting, we were able to spend nine months living rent-free in Australia. This gave us a lot of time to explore some of Australia's best beaches. Here are 10 beautiful Australian beaches which we think you must see immediately:
|Photo Credit: Ken and Nyetta|
Hopetoun is by far the most remote place we've ever been to. The nearest city is Perth, which is a 7 hour drive away.
But the beauty of the beaches made up for their isolation. We were House Sitting two lovely dogs here, which meant that we stayed in this paradise for free, and we have lots of photos of us walking the dogs on the beach:
|I mean chasing after them on the beach|
One our favourite things about the Gold Coast was the fact that the sky scrapers are on the beach:
So if you love beach life and city life there's no need to choose between the two - at the Gold Coast you can have them both!
Our other favourite thing about the Gold Coast was the surfing. If you love surfing this will be the place for you, I mean it's called Surfers' Paradise:
But what if you've never tried surfing? Don't worry you can start here - they have lots of beginners surf lessons and, again, it's called Surfers' Paradise! How can you not surf there?
We took one of these beginner lessons and enjoyed it immensely.
If you're looking to chill out on the beach though, don't worry, whilst the Gold Coast is indeed (much) more crowded than Hopetoun, it's also super long so there are still plenty of (near) deserted parts.
Even on New Year's Eve, which is probably the beaches' busiest day of the year, you could still find an empty bit:
In fact, we highly recommend New Year's Eve on the Gold Coast. As it's Australia's summer it's warm (even at night). They set up a DJ on the beach and the atmosphere is epic. They also set off beautiful fireworks at night:
Newcastle boasts two things: it has produced more ballet dancers than any other Australian city AND it houses the largest open bath in the Southern Hemisphere (Merewether Baths).
In total, there are 6 beaches in the city and many more further down the coast. The city ones are relatively crowded (not crowded by the Gold Coast standards, but more crowded than Hopetoun or Kingscote):
But the beaches a little bit further down (or up) are often deserted. And gorgeous.
I'm kind of biased though, Tanbay asked me to marry me on one of these beaches:
Plus they have the best fish and chips there (sorry England).
The beach is quite small and there are lots of cute little houses surrounding it. As it's a popular tourist destination, there are lots of cool little shops and places to eat right next to the beach. You can also hire surfboards here.
7. Seal Bay, South Australia
8. Kingscliff, New South Wales
9. Trigg Beach, Western Australia
This beach is pretty near Perth and is perfect (Perthect). We loved all the beaches that we went to near Perth - Waterman's, Scarborough and Marmion, but Scarborough won because we went sand dune jumping there:
10. Manly, New South Wales
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