Australia is known for it’s beaches, however considering it is an island it can be hard to know which beaches to go to!  Well, just in case you are as over whelmed as us, here is a quick guide to Australia’s top ten most adored beaches.

1. Whitehaven Beach

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Whitehaven Beach

Where: Airlie Beach, North Queensland

What: Named Australia’s most beautiful beach, Whitehaven is seven kilometers of gorgeous white sand and empting warm waters.

2. Turquoise Bay

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Turquoise Bay

Where: Exmouth, Western Australia

What: The name says it all! This bright blue water is perfect for snorkeling while the beach is great for relaxing in the sunshine.

3. Cable Beach

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Cable Beach

Where: Broom, Western Australia

What: Cable beach got its name when a telegraph cable was laid between it and Java. The breath taking shoreline is known to be home to Dolphins and Whales while rock-pools close to the shore host octopus, start fish and beautiful crabs.

4. Burleigh Heads

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Burleigh Heads

Where: Gold Coast, Queensland

What: Warm waters of the pacific ocean and a 2.5km stretch of sand surrounded by a beautiful national park full of native birds and flora, what else could you want?

5. Byron Bay

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Byron Bay

Where:  Byron Bay, New South Wales

What: Byron Bay has six main beaches; Belongil, The wreck, Clarkes, Watego’s, Cosy Corner and Tallow beach. With everything from the perfect fishing locations, great views, amazing surf and sheltered swimming beaches it is no wonder the Byron Bay is one of the countries favourite locations!

6. Coolongatta Beach

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Coolongatta Beach

Where: Gold Coast, Queensland

What: Popular for it’s great surf, pictures scenery and all year round warm weather, Coolangatta is visited by many thousands of tourist each week. Although great for recreational purposes, surf is not all the area has to offer. In the cooler months, whales can be spotted from the shoreline on their annual migration!

7. Manly Beach

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Manly Beach

Where: Sydney, New South Whales

What: Cafes, bars, great costal scenery, bike rides and walks, Manly Beach offers the best of Sydney metropolitan life with the atmosphere of a coastal town.

8. Palm Beach

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Image source Destination NSW – Palm Beach

Where: Sydney, New South Whales

What: Located on the peninsula, Palm beach offers a great opportunity for sailing and relaxing on the beach. Coastal cottages and small cafes provide the perfect hideaway without even having to leave Sydney.

9. Four Mile Beach

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Four Mile Beach

Where: Post Douglas, Queensland

What: As the name suggests, four miles beach, is four miles long. The area is yet to be disturbed by development, allowing the area to be overflowing with wildlife and fresh sea air.

10. Cottesloe Beach

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Cottesloe Beach

Where: Perth, Western Australia

What: Perfect for snorkelling, watching the sunset over white sands and located a mere fifteen minutes from Perths CBD, ‘Cott’ is the perfect example of what Australian Summers should be.

Beach hopping is easier with a car hire from Gold Coast or Sydney, especially if you’re planning to move from one beautiful coastline to the next in a day. Make your beach hopping tour easy and comfortable with Alpha!