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Boasting over 21,000 miles of coastline, Australia is the perfect destination for a beach vacation. From the surfing hotspots in the south to idyllic tropical beaches in the north, Australia’s beaches are as diverse as this fascinating continent. Whether you’re traveling alone or with a young family, it won’t be difficult to uncover your own little slice of heaven. Evaneos' local English-speaking experts will show you how.

What makes Australia a great beach destination?

Australia’s natural beauty and warm weather make it a great destination for beach-lovers. Surfing is one of the country’s favorite pastimes and during summer many visitors opt to take lessons. Popular surfing beaches in Australia include Coolangatta, Noosa, and Yallingup. However, there are plenty of other local secrets scattered around the country. 

Further north, Queensland’s beaches are fringed by the Great Barrier Reef, making them ideal for snorkeling and diving. On the other side of the continent, Western Australia’s beaches are also exquisitely beautiful, and generally much less crowded.

The best beaches to visit in Australia

Whether you want to immerse yourself in Australia’s beach culture at well-known destinations like Bell’s Beach or Cronulla or prefer a more nature-based experience, there are many incredible beaches in every part of the country.

  • Experience Australian surfing culture at Manly Beach

    Located approximately 10 miles from central Sydney, Manly is one of Australia’s most iconic surfing beaches. However, its wide expanse of soft golden sand also makes it popular with families with young children.

  • Enjoy a nature-based family getaway at Aireys Inlet

    Surrounded by the Great Otway National Park, Aireys Inlet offers visitors breathtakingly beautiful beaches in a pristine natural environment. On top of great surfing locations, there are plenty of sheltered swimming spots on nearby Paincalac Creek, as well as opportunities for kayaking and snorkeling.

  • Live the Australian dream at Mission Beach

    One of the most picturesque towns in Queensland's tropical north, Mission Beach is situated close to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. Its beautiful sandy beach, sheltered by coconut palms, and clear azure water make it ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Experience spectacular Western Australian sunsets at Cable Beach, Broome

    A sojourn at Cable Beach is a highlight for many visitors to Broome, in Western Australia's remote far north. Popular activities include swimming and camel rides along the beach at sunset.
  • Rejuvenate and relax at iconic Glenelg Beach

    Situated only 7 miles from Adelaide, Glenelg Beach has been a favorite family destination for well over a century. Boasting a long sandy beach, trendy cafes, and an amusement park, there is so much to see and do for visitors of all ages.

Tips for planning a beach vacation in Australia

Late spring, summer, and early fall are the best times to enjoy a beach vacation in Australia. There are great beaches throughout the country and most can be accessed easily by local trains and buses. The sun is extremely strong in Australia so hats and sunblock should be worn at all times. Read more about the best times to visit Australia to plan your trip accordingly. 

When to go in Australia?

You can visit Australia in any season, even if it is better choose the date of your departure according to the climate of the region visited. You can visit any region of Australia in spring and autumn: the climate there will be all the more pleasant. Summer, from December to February, is a very pleasant period in the south, and the winter climate is very pleasant in different regions. Check the climate of your specific destination before you leave.
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