Australia boasts over 50,000km of coastline and is spoilt with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
So, where exactly are the best beaches? You won’t find the likes of Bondi or Manly Beach on this list. This list is restricted to hidden gems - so take your partner/friend/dog and enjoy the serenity before others discover them too.
Here they are… shhhhh
Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay: The Guinness Book of World Records claims Hyams Beach to have the whitest sand in the world!
Killarney Beach: Killarney Beach is near Port Fairy, around 380km west of Melbourne via the Great Ocean Road. Killarney boasts calm swimming conditions thanks to the off shore reef.
Sunshine Beach: 7km south of Noosa and bordering the Noosa Heads National Park, this beach is often deserted for as far as the eye can see. Keep a close eye on children as swimming conditions can be pretty hairy!
Maslin Beach: Maslin Beach is on the Fleurieu Peninsula, roughly a one hour drive from Adelaide. This beach has gorgeous clear water and is lined with trees and walking tracks around the surrounding cliffs.
Bennion Beach: Located a half-hour drive from Perth, the seclusion of this crisp, white sand beach can be enjoyed whilst living or staying in the city.
Cobourg Peninsula: It wouldn’t be a list of Aussie locations without at least one spot being accessible only by 4WD. So, here it is, 570km north-east of Darwin. Think seashells, turtles and pristine beaches. Just mind the crocodiles...
Friendly Beaches: Within Freycinet National Park, Friendly Beaches are 20km south of Bicheno. Perfectly, unspoilt beaches off the beaten track that are more than worthy of a visit when you’re next in Tassie.