Australia is a country of oceans, beaches and sun. There are 10,685 beaches in Australia, at least that many were counted by scientists from the University of Sydney Coastal Research Group.
Even if you subtract beaches such as Bondi Beach Australia in Sydney, St Kilda in Melbourne, Cottesloe beach Australia in the suburbs of Perth, Glenelg in Adelaide and most of the beaches of the Gold Coast in Queensland, and don’t include such famous beaches as Wineglass Bay, Byron Bay and Cable Beach Australia, there would still be at least another 10 thousand unknown beaches.
And they have every right to be called the best beaches of the world. It’s difficult to name the best beach in Australia. Here are five most beautiful beaches, where almost always you will find the hot sun, cleanest sand and exciting surf. So, among our top beaches are:
1. Flinders Island, Tasmania
Even in mid-summer you’re almost guaranteed to find a deserted beach on Flinders Island, which is located halfway between Tasmania and the southern tip of the State of Victoria in eastern Bass Strait. Locals even joke that the “golden rule of conduct” on their beaches reads that if you’ve found someone on the shore, try to find at least one more.
There are almost 100 glorious beaches on the island with excellent white sand and about 800 inhabitants. Some locals enjoy going for walks to find deserted beaches.
Despite its location in the middle of one of the storm zones of the Southern Hemisphere, Flinders Island is an amazing place with a warm pleasant climate, even if sometimes it gets a bit windy here.
It’s almost impossible to identify the best beach here, but if we had to choose all the same, then it would be Sawyers Beach, which is located a 10-minute drive north of Whitemark, the main town of the island.
Just imagine white sand, absolutely pure water with lots of amazing boulders on which you can climb or swim around with a diving mask, and there is no soul around – this is exactly what you will find here.
2. Point Sir Isaac, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
One of the places with the best secluded beaches is the Eyre Peninsula. It’s a triangle of land jutting out into the sea. To the west of it is the Great Australian Bight, in the east Spencer Gulf is located and further on there is Adelaide city, the capital of South Australia.
On the peninsula there are many beautiful beaches, which are filled with seagulls and visited only by occasional fishermen.
The best place to get away from everyone is Point Sir Isaac, which is located in Coffin Bay National Park on the west side of the Eyre Peninsula, 40 kilometres from Port Lincoln town. During high tide the beach is flooded (the only thing that protects it from attacks of hordes of tourists and travellers). Although Isaac Cape is just 55 km from the national park entrance, the way, by 4WD only, will take about three hours each way. If you choose a place for the camp right on the edge of a sandy strip, it is likely you will be the only visitors.
3. Bremer Bay, Great Southern, Western Australia
If you are travelling by car along the south coast of Western Australia, soon you will see that there are a lot of Western Australia beaches, remote from the road, but a real pearl which is worth visiting is Bremer Bay, located 180 km to the east of Albany.
This place is not a secret for 250 lucky people who live here or for a handful of tourists who come here in the summer, but certainly it’s carefully preserved from the encroachments of developers: Bremer Bay is a series of beach shacks and a string of caravans, and not an established beachside resort.
This is a tiny place, surrounded by white sand beaches with amazing blue-green water, with exciting surf, vast expanses of sand dunes, and with spectacular views, stretching to infinity. The majority of beaches here are good for swimming, although they are not patrolled by livesavers.
In winter, the bays of the coast are a favourite place for the southern right whales and their calves, which can often be seen in calm waters a few metres from the shore. A spring shore is decorated by a carpet of wild flowers and flowering evergreen Banksia shrubs.
4. Yuraygir National Park, northern coast of New South Wales
All the north coast of New South Wales is one long beach strip for recreation, and the last thing you expect to see here is an empty beach. For example, Sydney beaches are beautiful, but always full of people. Many people prefer a Sydney beach in New South Wales, but if you are looking for something special there are a lot of surprises waiting for you.
A significant percentage of the coast of the northern part of New South Wales is protected by national parks, and among them is Yuraygir. It is located between Coffs Harbour and Grafton and takes in the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in New South Wales – 60 km of rocky headlands and steep cliffs, with a panoramic view onto deserted beaches, which are separated from the mainland by marshes and forests.
Don’t expect that you’ll be the only ones in the Yuraygir park, because in the summer it is a popular place among lovers of campgrounds. But, walking through the beaches here, you will soon find yourself alone. And if you’re really quite enthusiastic about travelling, you can try to overcome the 65 kilometres route along the coastal strip from the small village of Angourie in the north down to Red Rock. Going on a hike at any time of the year, except in January, you won’t see anybody except kangaroos near the edge of the water.
5. Alexandria Bay, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Noosa National Park on the Sunshine Coast is another place where you can find a deserted beach, although it may seems like an impossible task. But if you don’t mind taking a short hike to Alexandria Bay, you will be able to discover another hidden cove – Alexandria Bay beach.
This is one of the secrets which you can learn of from the locals, but who prefer to keep it a secret.
Alexandria Bay Beach is located on the eastern side of the cape in the Noosa National Park, and if you do not get to it from the Noosa Heads area, but from the Sunshine Beach, you may need to overcome a steep stretch of track.
The most pleasant approach, (but also longer, about 90 minutes each way) is the track from Hastings Street along the coast, which keeps in view of all the curves of the coastline. Along the way, you can enjoy wonderful views of Hells Gates on the tip of the cape. You might get rather hot on your walk, even on a day that is only warm, but with the area being rather isolated you can just wear your bathing suit rather than having to carry it with you in a bag.