Australia has no shortage of beaches to choose from when looking for your next relaxing getaway. The real struggle is actually finding the best of a fantastic bunch. Do you head to the crystal clear waters on the west coast or pearly white sand on the east coast?
Luckily for holiday makers, TripAdvisor has released its list of the best beaches from all over the country in the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for 2019. So before you plan your next coastal road trip, figure out a way to factor in these top beaches in Australia!
This lesser-known treasure in Darwin is all about bringing the community together. From April to October, locals and tourists all head to the beloved Asian-inspired markets, and with tasty cuisine, craft stalls, fire shows and stunning beach views, the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets are not to be missed.
Plus, there’s truly no better place to sit back and enjoy the array of fiery colours in the sky during a famous Northern Territory sunset.
There’s no bad time of year to visit this stunning beach on the coast of Broome. Surrounded by sand dunes and ochre red cliffs, this underrated beach is a must see when travelling through Western Australia.
One of the most popular attractions for tourists to take part in when heading to the white sand beach is riding camels through the water while seeing the spectacular views from a new height.
Surrounded by the iconic Norfolk pine trees, this beach is famous for it’s crashing waves, pristine sand and energetic life.
With some of the best city views of Gold Coast in the distance, this beach is the perfect way to distance yourself from those busier beaches closer to the city centre.
Noosa is the perfect spot for a quick and laid back getaway on the Sunshine Coast with a perfect mix of small-town charm and stylish escape. With big waves all year round you should definitely avoid these waters if you’re not a strong swimmer, but those who love to surf will definitely want to pack their boards! But with views of the golden sand and the bluest of blue waters, most people are happy enough just sitting back and enjoying the serene location!
Possibly Australia’s most famous beach, this iconic Sydney-based location is a must-see for all tourists. With an average of 2.6 million visitors each year, Bondi is never a boring experience. Whether you swim in the famous Icebergs Pool, stroll from Bronte to Bondi or just set up camp on the grassy hills, this beach is one to remember!
Now this secluded beauty should be on everyone’s bucket list. You won’t find any seaside restaurants or shops at this hidden paradise but rather just kilometres of stunning, untouched beach. Walk along the whitest sand in the world or take a boat trip over the world-famous Great Barrier Reef to properly understand why everyone raves about this magical location.
This incredible beach is attached to a perfectly quaint but busy seaside town. It’s perfect for getaways with the family as the town has attractions for everyone to enjoy from kids to adults. Surf at this beach is much more calm than others further south so swimming is easier for those who aren’t well-versed with dangerous waters. Safe, beautiful and exciting, Mooloolaba is one of the best holiday destinations on the map.
Known for its excellent snorkelling opportunities, this west coast beach is the best place to see marine life in the wild. Turquoise Bay has a much more relaxed vibe making it perfect for sitting back and taking in the stunning views without masses of crowds interfering. Consider hiring a guide to show you the best spots for seeing colourful coral, turtles and fish!
This beautiful, busy beach is Gold Coast’s biggest attraction. Look forward and you’ll see stunning, unending views of deep blue water. Look behind and you’ll see the incredible high-rise skyline that almost touches the shoreline. If you want the best of both worlds, there’s no better beach to head to!
Taking out the top spot is the iconic Manly Beach. Located among the Northern Beaches of Sydney, this popular holiday location has it all. With great surf, plenty of shops, stunning walks, and snorkelling and diving opportunities, you’ll never be bored in this stunning location. It’s only a ferry trip from Sydney which makes the perfect day getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Bring your picnic blanket and stay for the sunset, as it’s not one to be missed!