Need a holiday? Who doesn't! So why not start dreaming up your next trip away? If you're planning a staycation, you are spoilt for choice as Australia boasts the best beaches in the World! From the stunning stretches of fine white sand at the Whitsundays, to the crystal waters of Elephant Cove and, let's not forget, our very own stunning Byron Bay.
Here are the top Aussie beaches you NEED to visit
Needing no introduction but we’ll give one anyway, Byron Bay. The place to go for all of surfing, scuba-diving needs and a different way of living all round. From chilled-out Belongil where you can sunbathe in the nude, to the buzzing Main beach and all the way to Clarkes for humpback spotting. Byron is where you’ll find that enchanting laid back vibe and vibrant community spirit makes it impossible to leave!
Another NSW gem! Bondi may have a reputation for being a bit ‘tourist central’ but there’s a reason people love it. The iconic beach spot features awesome parade of surf shops and vegan cafes (check out Cha Cha’s ice cream for unforgettable gelato). And when you fancy a hike take the beautiful coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee, stopping off at Gordon’s Bay for a picnic.
The epicentre of stunning Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach is accessible by chopper, sea plane ora boat, so you can truly arrive in style. It’s the most pristine beach on our list, winning multiple awards and boasting Insta-worthy horizons. Head to Hill Inlet Lookout for the best views of Whitehaven's ever changing swirling sands.
Gorgeous Greens Pool in Denmark, WA, is dotted with large granite boulders where we imagine mermaids come to perch on their hols. The beach is naturally protected from sharks, and boasts exceptionally glistening emerald sea. Check out nearby Elephant Rocks for another photo op.
With climate like Hawaii’s, quiet pristine beaches and a welcoming seaside holiday community, Bargara is a Queensland go-to. The tropical paradise is lined with palm trees, meeting the southern Great Barrier Reef. Take a trip to nearby Elliot Heads further along the Coral Coast for swirling sands similar to Whitehaven’s.
One of the only places in to swim with whale sharks in the wild, Ningaloo Reef is a bucket list location you cannot miss. The World Heritage Site is home to the largest fringing reef in the world, with dolphins, manta rays and turtles a daily sight. Its beach is equally gorgeous, so you can sunbathe on the sand or take a dive with the (very large) fish as you please.