For your dose of Vitamin-Sea, here are the best swimming beaches in Australia
Australia is a sought after country for amongst many things, its magnificent and very famous beaches. In fact, there are more than 10 000 beaches along the Australian coastline, making it easy to figure out why the beach culture is so part of Aus.’s national trademark. People always ask, “With so many stunning beaches to see, which ones are a must-see?” Here are a few that are worth visiting!
North Point, at Moreton Island, Queensland
Moreton Island is a 75-minute ferry-ride trip from Brisbane, a real adventure, after which you are rewarded with white sands edging the striking blue of the ocean. There’s a special bay called Honeymoon Bay on the northern point, named because it is so private and intimate, wedged in between some awesome rocky cliffs. Apart from swimming, there are bushwalks to experience, picnics and whale watching at the beautiful Moreton Island National Park – an unforgettable experience.
Point King, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Between the mansions that line up along the Mornington Peninsula, you will find this hidden jewel, Point King Beach, lying just below the mansions. If you walk to the end of the road known as Point King Road, there’s a path leading to some wooden stairs down to the beach, where you can join the rich and famous on the beach.
Seven Mile Beach, Hobart, Tasmania
Only a mere 20 minutes away from Hobart in Tasmania, you will find yourself at Seven Mile Beach, where you can relax and enjoy the golden sands and take a long and idyllic walk along this beautiful piece of beach. There is also a bushwalk if you want to walk some more or you can just relax and have a picnic, admiring the nothing-short-of-spectacular views of the Frederick Henry Bay. Because of its high vista points, it is also a popular place to watch whales from May to July.
Coalcliff, Wollongong, New South Wales
This beach lies just under two hours of driving from Sydney, a place called Wollongong and which boasts the very lovely Coalcliff Beach. It’s very gorgeous here, surrounded by cliffs and rocks. For a fantastic place to swim, go to the rock pools at the southern tip, or keep an eye open for the tempting fishing spots; especially if you enjoy bream and snappers. You will also love the fantastic surfing opportunities here. Further along down the road, you will come to the Scarborough Hotel, famed for its beer garden and also where you will be mesmerized by the uninterrupted views of the ocean.
Before you get down to these superb beaches, remember you cannot ignore the sun as the temperatures on these beaches can be very high – make sure you use your sunscreens against what can be harsh sun rays. Just some more beaches to add to the list, that you will want to visit:
- Bondi Beach (probably the most famous beach in Aus.)
- Coogee Beach, another famous beach, right next to Bondi
- 75 Mile Beach, named because it is exactly that; 75 miles long, an absolutely fascinating place to see
- Whitehaven Beach, a beautiful unspoiled beach with calm waters
- Hyams Beach, the beach with the whitest sand in the world
It’s no wonder people always say they need a 6-month vacations twice a year when they see what Australia beaches have to offer!