Australia is a large country (the sixth-largest in terms of landmass) with lots of coastlines, which it is also home to some of the best beaches in the world thanks to its unique weather and oceanography. In addition to the great coastline, Australia has some incredible ocean wildlife, making it an unforgettable travel destination for many. If you’re into wildlife and snorkeling, this is the place to be. Also, if you like surfing, there is no better place than Australia. The good news is, whatever kind of beach you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Australia. But, there are also some other islands with stunning beaches. Here is a list of the most breathtaking beaches for your next trip.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is perhaps one of the best beaches in the world (and the only one that you will actually see from the air, by the way). It is a massive coral reef that covers an area of about 20 square kilometers (a lot of land area, by the way). At the south end of this island is the most famous beach in Australia, the Surfers Paradise. The water here is calm and clear, and there are lots of options for surfing including the famous wave known as the “break”.
The Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast is also a popular beach with plenty of surfers. Just north of the Great Barrier Reef, in the MacDonnell River National Park is the first beach on the Sunshine Coast, known as the “Gold Coast Highway”. This stretch of sand is long and thin, making for excellent surfs in any season. At Surfers Paradise, which is also the name of the largest town on the coast, there are plenty of other beaches, restaurants, facilities, and “beach bars” to enjoy the local nightlife.
Tropical islands in the Pacific
Tropical islands in the Pacific are famous for their clear turquoise waters and white sand. The islands include Fiji, which has turquoise waters like those found in many lakes in the United States, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Tonga, and Easter Island. Many people choose to visit these tropical islands because they offer crystal clear water, unusual colors like green, blue and black, and exotic fish and wildlife. If you love surfing and snorkeling, then there is no place better than Hawaii or Fiji. However, if you prefer to swim and lie on the beach, then you can find many beaches in Tahiti or Vanuatu that offer a good surfing environment.
Whitehaven Beach in South Australia is also one of the best beaches in the world, although it’s quite rare to go snorkeling or diving there. This stretch of Whitehaven Beach is located just about halfway between the Southern Ocean and the Great Barrier Reef, making it very clear. The sand stretches straight from the seashore all the way to the reef. When you get here, you’ll definitely see a variety of tropical fish and sea creatures. If you are lucky enough, you might even spot humpback whales.
If you are looking for the best beaches in the world, look no further than the coast of Thailand. This beautiful country is just a few hours east of Bangkok and is home to some incredible beaches. Phuket is probably the most well-known, with Phuket Beach, Haad Salad, and Koh Phi being among its best-known attractions well-known for its parties. Koh Phi is well-known for its white sandy beaches and nearby coral reefs. Other fantastic beaches in Phuket are Patong, Bang Tao, Hua Thanon, and Koh Phangan.
For those who prefer to surf over swimming, there are a number of beaches in Phuket that offer great waves for surfing fun. Karon, located on the northern part of the island has white sands and is ideal for beginners. Krabi is perfect for families as it offers both local people and tourists wonderful white sands. Krabi island also boasts several islands such as Bophut, which is a private family resort and offers great diving experiences and a wide variety of water sports.