There is no doubt that us Aussies love going to the beach – especially this time of year. With over 30,000 miles of incredible coastline to explore, Australia has a fantastic array of sand and surf options for all types of travellers both local and international. With Australians being some of the most frequent travellers in the world, it can be easy to forget that we have some of the most incredible beaches – right on our front doorsteps.
So, next time you’re looking to plan an overseas holiday (but don’t have the cash), forget travelling over to the other side of the world for your dose of fun, sun and sand, and instead take a look at these five Beaches around Oz that will have you thinking you’re overseas!
#1 Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast – Queensland
With a touch of Miami through it’s low-rise 70s beach huts, and a little bit of Bocagrande Columbia with it’s high-rise buildings that sit right on the sand, Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast really is a beach like no other.
It’s iconically Australian, but definitely has some North American influence to it.
#2 Wategos Beach, Byron Bay – New South Wales
With it’s picture perfect coves and bays which follow the coastline, as well as it’s extremely chilled out vibe, the beaches and coves in Byron Bay will have you thinking that you’re in Itacare, Brazil! Both of these destinations are places where you can relax and really chill out.
#3 Cottesloe Beach, Perth – Western Australia
Just by looking at the beautiful turquoise water and the shape of the coastline, both Cottesloe Beach in Perth, and the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa have some strong similarities.
With their pure white sand, both beaches are popular spots for swimming, snorkelling and surfing. And the sunsets are amazing at both destinations too.
#4 Happy Bay, Whitsundays – Queensland
If you’re looking for a dose of Croatian sun and crystal clear water, but can’t afford the trip over there, then the next best thing in Oz is Happy Bay in the Whitsundays.
This glorious little bay is reminiscent of Little Green Bay in Croatia with it’s shape, the clear blue water and beautiful greenery that lines the coastline and flows down into the water.
#5 Bondi Beach, Sydney – New South Wales
Ever wanted to visit a beach in Spain but think it’s too far to travel? Well, with it’s throngs of people, long stretch of sand that forms a beautiful bay; Bondi Beach in Sydney can be closely compared to La Concha Beach in San Sebastian, Spain. Both of these destinations are located in a stunningly beautiful, shell shaped bay surrounded by rocks and hills.
So there you have it, five beaches in Australia that you can visit this summer, that’ll have you feeling like you’ve travelled across the world! Which one will you visit first?
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