Thinking about a quick getaway somewhere where you can just relax for a day or two? Why not check out the beach? Australia has over 30,000 miles of coastline – that’s around 10,000 registered beaches, so you’ll never run out of options.
Don’t think that all of it is just plain sand and surf though. Beaches here are home to different places and things to do – perfect for any kind of Australian holiday.
If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed or lost with the destinations, don’t worry. Here’s a sample of some Australian beaches you might want to consider, from Queensland to New South Wales.
Noosa Main Beach
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Consistently voted as one of Australia’s top beaches, Noosa Main Beach is one of the first and best places you should check out. You can regularly see marine wildlife here, such as dolphins and whales during their migration season. Predominantly a swimming beach, it is also home to the Noosa Festival of Surfing held each March.
One of the most popular beaches on the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads is perfect for those who want a little greenery aside from the white sands. Surrounded by parkland that’s often used by families for picnics, this quiet beach also possesses several footpaths that can be used for wildlife sightseeing.
Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas
One of the more kid-friendly beaches due to the number of lifeguards stationed on shore, Four Mile Beach is also known as one of the best places to kitesurf. One of the many departure points to the Great Barrier Reef, it’s one of the more of the easier places to book hotel accommodation in Australia.
Byron Bay Beaches
Aside from its famous lighthouse, Byron Bay is home to some of the premier surfing beaches in Australia. It’s surrounded by several inland beaches that make it perfect for a day out in the sun. It’s even host to pet-friendly areas such as Belongil and Tallow Beach.
Another premier beach known for its surfing spots like Main Beach and Short Point, Merimbula is also home to dolphin coves. In fact, it’s surrounded by wildlife – it’s near Bournda National Park, as well as Bar Beach, where you can go snorkelling.
Home to the Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club at its main surf beach, Coffs Harbour is one of the most popular sites for watersports and fishing. Aside from being a great place for paddling and kayaking, it’s also home to a park beach that makes it ideal for afternoon picnics. It’s also near Coffs Creek, where boat riding is a popular activity.
Those are a few of the best destinations you can consider if you’re thinking of going around the many beaches in Australia. Worried about the time and effort it would take to book your trip? Don’t fret! OZbreaks can take care of your accommodation and trip while donating a portion of your travel funds to charity. Go enjoy the sand, sun and surf – leave the rest to us.