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Where is Australia's Best Beach?

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by Natasha Stewart (subscribe)
Food and words.
Published August 15th 2011
Australia is known for its beaches, the white sandy stretches and glistening clear water are one of the things that make this such a great country to live in. While most Australian's love their beaches, they also love a bit of healthy rivalry. So shout your cause from the rooftops and let us know where in Australia we can find the best beach.

It could be a great spot because you can eat the best fish and chips on the sand, or it might be the place where you can catch the raddest waves. We know we've got so many great ones out there, we just need you to tell us which one rules.

Bondi Beach: Wikipedia

One of our most well known beaches is Bondi Beach, a popular tourist spot for anyone visiting Sydney. We're pretty sure the locals love it too. All year round people flock to this beach, and it has even become the location for some Australian television shows like Bondi Rescue and Bondi Vet. It is clear that Bondi has a pretty important role in the Australian psyche, but is it the best we have to offer?

Surfer's Paradise: Wikipedia

The Gold Coast is also a popular spot for both locals and tourists. Here you'll find another famous Australian beach, Surfers Paradise. This is the place to be for school leavers, who celebrate their Schoolies festivities around this sandy beach. Here you'll find sun, surf, and sand, three of the things that the Gold Coast does best. The question is whether this is where Australia does it best?

Glenelg Beach

There are other popular spots throughout the country. I grew up in the Coastal South Australian Suburb of Moana, so for me that is where I'll always find my favourite beach. That doesn't mean that I don't love visiting Manly in Sydney, or even trying out the Darwin Wave Lagoon, one of the few places you can swim up North without worrying about crocodiles. I know that Western Australia has got some fabulous bits of coastline, and I can only dream about spending my time lounging on a sandy bit of paradise in the Whitsundays.

Darwin Wave Lagoon

The facts are there, we've got some mighty fine beaches, and you can love all of them. We just want to know which one you love the most. It doesn't have to be the most popular spot, in fact it may be a tranquil hideaway that you've discovered. Maybe the beach is made great by the Australian lifesavers that patrol its shores, or maybe it just holds some special memories for you. Put those fighting gloves on Australia, and battle it out, because we want to know where we can find Australia's best beach.
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Scarborough Beach, Perth. Cottesloe Beach, Perth. Floreat Beach, Perth. Trigg Beach, Perth. Margaret River, WA - all beaches. Yallingup, WA - all beaches.
By Amand235 - reader
Tuesday, 16th of August @ 09:31 am
This is definately a difficult one! however as a seasoned traveller of beaches all around the world I might just have to say WA is the owner of this title.
Most people will think of our well marketed Cable Beach which is also quite spectacular yet the locals playground Rottnest Island offers quite possibly the best beaches and bays in Australia.
Unspoilt by tourists in mass, pollution, a great marine culture making snorkelling and diving a magnificent experience and of course the opportunity of beach hopping on your old fashioned tredley with no cars on the island. Complete joy and a bit of childhood holiday nostalgia!
By alitu - reader
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 04:21 am
Esperance, W.A. never seen whiter sand or bigger sand dunes. most beautiful part of the world.
By evaka - reader
Thursday, 18th of August @ 10:55 am
My vote goes to any of the beaches on the Southern Coast of New South Wales - particular favourites are Hyams Beach, Narooma and Moruya. I'm also partial to Sydney's Northern Beaches.
By Geraldine Massey - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 02:27 am
Currumbin Beach at the southern end of the Gold Coast, Qld had it all. White sandy beaches, surf, rock pools and a cove. The town is 'sleepy' and has some great cafe's situated along the beachfront. I had the best slice of toasted banana bread with mascarpone ever and after a day at the beach found a local fish & chips shop that had calamari rings that were so tender they melted in your mouth! I was brought to Currumbin Beach by my sister last week as she once lived there and I am looking forward to going back soon...
By denni5 - reader
Thursday, 18th of August @ 09:28 am
Esperance, W.A. never seen whiter sand or bigger sand dunes. most beautiful part of the world.
By evaka - reader
Thursday, 18th of August @ 10:57 am
werrong beach royal national park for the beach surroundings and its freedom with nature
By Anonymous
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 10:05 pm
By martin_matty - reader
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 02:39 am
"Pinkies Beach" Rottnest Island, Western Australia
By clayn - reader
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 05:06 am
I'm quite sad to say that I've never been to WA, but would love to one day. I've heard such great things about so many wonderful spots there!
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 05:07 am
I assessed beaches, for the N.S.W. section of Keep Australia Beautiful, for a few years. Luckily, a committee made the final decision, based on our reports, based on the information we assessors collected.
There IS no simple answer, I am sure. So many come to mind. Smoky Cape North, perhaps, by the narrowest of margins.
By Jo Mulholland - reader
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 07:39 am
By today - reader
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 07:41 am
Squeaky Beach at Wilson's Promontory, VIC (any beach at the Prom actually) - unbeatable
By Kym Hamer - senior reviewer
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 09:30 am
Whitehaven beach whitsunday Island whitsundays
By robyn22 - reader
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 09:55 am
Hyatt Coolum on Sunshine Coast QLD. Had the best day there today actually.
By lifty - reader
Wednesday, 17th of August @ 10:05 am
Manly Beach!!!!
By chris215 - reader
Thursday, 18th of August @ 05:41 am
any beach thats on magnetic island off townsville, north qld
By thomm2 - reader
Thursday, 18th of August @ 10:08 am
Ocean grove, Victoria. Beautiful quiet & safe beach.
By Belinda - reader
Friday, 19th of August @ 07:54 am
New reader comment. Waiting for approval.
By raync - reader
Saturday, 7th of July @ 01:38 am
New reader comment. Waiting for approval.
By raync - reader
Saturday, 7th of July @ 01:38 am
Can't go past north nsw beaches and Coolongatta region. Being from Perth there are some great ones here but some are best kept secret.
By Mb_14 - reader
Saturday, 7th of July @ 01:50 am
Port Noarlunga
By karen - reader
Thursday, 4th of October @ 01:07 am
Watson's Bay, Lizard Island
By Tracey Winning - senior reviewer
Monday, 4th of March @ 07:09 am
Bondi Beach
By linda - reader
Friday, 9th of August @ 01:57 am
Cottesloe, Western Australia
By Ros49 - reader
Monday, 17th of February @ 12:57 pm
point lookout
By pauli - reader
Thursday, 12th of July @ 06:57 am

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