Australia BeachesAustralia is home to many majestic beaches. It is these very beaches that attract people from all over the world to their sandy shores, seeking fun in the sun during their Down Under getaway.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is more than just an underwater paradise that provides a home for hundreds of sea creatures. There is also a beautiful Australian beach above the water, with white sand beaches and luxurious resorts. Not to mention there are also land-dwelling plants and animals found in nearby rainforests. You can choose to stay at a variety of hotels and resorts that are environmentally friendly, so as not to disturb the delicate ecosystems surrounding them. There are many islands in Australia that make for great day trips, but if you stay at one of the more distant islands, you will probably find yourself there for the duration of your trip.
The city of Sydney, Australia is home to more than 37 beaches, including “clothing optional” beaches such as the remote Lady Bay and Obelisk. During the day, take advantage of the sun and surf, and cruise around a harbor at night.
Many of the beaches, like Bondi, are great for people watching, if you can manage to get a spot on its crowded shores. Others are quieter and have a more local feel, like Maroubra. And of course, there are the great surf beaches, like Bronte, which also has a forest area that is great for picnics. Tamarama, or “Glamorama,” as the locals facetiously nicknamed it, is a hip beach, for the in-crowd on their Australia travel adventure.
This beach-oriented suburb of Melbourne is a great spot to spend a vacation. With its funky streets filled with unique shops and cafes and bars, it is the perfect place to eat at after spending a day at the beach.
When to Enjoy Australian Beaches
Australian beaches each have a different time of year when they are best enjoyed. Many beaches also have clubs right on their shores, where you can enjoy food and refreshments as you gaze out on at the clear blue water. Exploring the top beaches in Australia should be part of any travel plans to this beautiful country.