With its many attractions and activities, Australia is one of the top travel destinations. From Sydney to Western Australia, the land down under has a diverse selection of beaches. With more than 22,000 miles of coastline, its no surprise that some of the best beaches in the world are found there. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, surfing or tropical beauty, chances are you will find it among the beaches. Here are a few of the best Australian beaches.



Cable Beach

If you want to visit a beach that combines both a cultural and tropical resort atmosphere you have found it. Cable Beach is known as one of the most beautiful Australian beaches; with twenty-two kilometers of white sands and turquoise waters, this is the ultimate destination. Cable Beach is located away from the major Australian cities; so it is difficult to tell whether you are in the tropics or Australia. Also, visitors will enjoy stunning views of the Australian sunset.

Gold Coast

Located in southeast Queensland, the Gold Coast is a wonderful destination of contrasts. In reality this is a collection of close to twenty-four beaches, which provides a very interesting beach experience. There is shopping, theme-parks, wildlife sanctuaries, golf courses and rain-forest. For the surfer, this area includes the world-renowned surfer destinations of Main Beach & Surfer’s Paradise. If you are looking for family friendly beaches try Broad Beach or Nobby Beach. Lastly if you want a relaxing swim try Greenmount Beach.

Little Cove

Whether you are an experienced surfer or you want to learn, you have found the right place. Little Cove is a popular gathering spot for some of the best surfers in the world. Also if you want to learn, it is home to some of the worlds best surfing schools. This is your chance to immerse yourself in the world of surfing.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is the definitive city beach of Sydney and is a popular destination for surfers, sunbathers and tourists. located a few minutes from Sydney, this is a place with lots of things to do. The beach is one kilometer long and has some of the softest sand. If you are in the area, take a stroll or sit and people watch at one of the beach-side coffee shops.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven beach is located on Whitsunday Island in the Whitsundays group. Located off the northeastern coastline of Australia, the group of 74 islands is considered to be the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Whitehaven beach is four miles long with white sand that slopes into the azure waters. While it takes a ferry ride or flight to get there, its worth the trip.

Bells Beach

Bells Beach is one of Australia’s most popular beaches. From the shops, to the number of surf product manufacturers who are based there, the theme of this beach is surfing. Belle Beach is a laid-back place; when visiting its clear this is a surf town.

Hyams Beach

If you want to get a glimpse of Australia’s wild-side, consider a visit to Hyams Beach. Located 2.5 hours south of Sydney in Jervis Bay, this is a great place for dinning, fishing, swimming or surfing. As is the case with other Australian beaches, the white sands of Hyams are visually stunning too. Offshore its waters are home to dolphins and whales. In addition, there are coastal-walks, bush-walks and bicycle paths that will give visitors plenty of activity in the outdoors. If you feel up to it, Booderee National park is a short drive from Hyams. In Booderee you will find botanic gardens, nature trails, native wildlife and of course more beaches. If you are an outdoor-enthusiast, the Hyams Beach area is a must-do on your visit to Australia.