Australia is world known for our beautiful beaches. Blue water white sand, making fun family memories together.
We have put together our Top 10 Beaches in Australia to add to your family bucket list.
Bondi Beach Its known worldwide and is used on many postcards and used as television sets and shows then other beach in Australia.
Each year tens of thousands of people, from backpackers to billionaires, take to the golden sands of this wide, one-kilometer long city beach expanse to walk, jog, or just soak up the sun. Being only 10 kilometers from the city centre, Bondi Beach is one of Sydney’s busiest beaches. There’s a host of events held here all year round from community art shows to city to surf running marathons. Bondi is also the home of Australian surf-lifesaving. The Bondi Life Saving Club, formed in 1906, is Australia’s oldest. In summer it is patrolled by volunteer lifesavers, making sure swimmers stay between Australia’s iconic red and yellow beach safety flags. On Sunday mornings in summer you can watch the ‘Nippers’, Australia’s future life-savers, learning the ropes from a very young age. The calm protected waters are also a perfect place to learn to surf with a number of local surf schools to teach you how.
Bondi Beach or Bondi Bay is a popular beach and the name of the surrounding suburb in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Palm Cove Numerous world class award winning restaurants and spas are complemented by a host of other services and attractions. You can kayak around nearby islands, get wet and wild with water sports beach hire, enjoy the nearby golf course, or just laze on the beach.
You will find great resort wear, fabulous galleries and shops for gifts and holiday essentials, masseurs, hair and beauty salons, car hire, health and fitness facilities, tour and travel which can be booked at the Palm Cove Tourist Information Centre, as well as a wide range of great eateries for all tastes and budgets.
Palm Cove, is a quiet, unique and relaxing village where centuries old ‘paperbark’ melaleuca trees line the casual Esplanade, provides for all your needs and ensures that your holiday will be one to remember in an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication.
Ningaloo Reef Marine Park
Ningaloo Marine Park protects the world-famous Ningaloo Reef – Australia’s largest and most accessible fringing reef. Here, you simply step straight off the dazzling white sandy beaches and enter an underwater wonderland of incredible diversity. Stretching 300 kilometres, the Ningaloo Marine Park begins at Bundegi Reef in the Exmouth Gulf, skirts around North West Cape and ends at the southern gateway to Australia’s Ningaloo Reef at Red Bluff (north of Carnarvon). It extends 10 nautical miles seaward and encompasses over 5,000 square kilometres of ocean.
The shallow lagoons and deeper offshore waters create a diverse array of habitats for a multitude of colourful corals and more than 500 species of fish. Many other creatures regularly visit Australia’s Ningaloo Reef, including whale sharks, turtles, dugongs, dolphins and humpback whales, making it a must-see for divers, snorkellers and nature-lovers.
Tours of Ningaloo Marine Park Search for a Ningaloo Reef tour or contact the Exmouth Visitor Centre for information about guided land and sea tours of Australia’s Ningaloo Reef region and the Ningaloo Marine Park.
75 Mile beach
It’s only fitting that the World’s Largest Sand Island (™) should also play host to one of Australia’s best beaches, and 75 Mile Beach does a great job of carrying the card while serving as the unofficial face of Queensland’s Fraser Island. As you might expect, the beach gets its name from its approximate length, and the number ’75’ should tell you all you need to know about just how expansive this huge stretch of coastline truly is.
75 Mile has much more going for it than simply its size however, as its various stretches of multi-coloured sands form a vivid mosaic of hues that range from the standard white to bright oranges to darker, ochre tones. The waters of the beach themselves are less of an attraction than one might think, with the relatively large number of Tiger Sharks that inhabit the shallows leading many to instead look inland from the beach for their cooling off and swimming experiences.
Rottnest Island is Perth’s premier island destination and offers a smorgasbord of coastal activities including boating, fishing, swimming, surfing, diving and snorkelling.
Come and see for yourself why Rottnest Island beaches were awarded top Australian beaches by Australia’s prestigious travel guide ‘Explore Australia 2007’.
Home to some of the finest beaches and bays in the world, visiting Rottnest Island will be an unforgettable holiday experience. With a choice of over 63 secluded beaches and 20 bays, you will be spoilt for choice.
Some of our popular beaches and bays include:
- Cape Vlamingh
- Fish Hook Bay
- Geordie Bay
- Little Armstrong
- Little Parakeet
- Little Salmon Bay
- Parker Point
- Ricey Beach
- Salmon Bay
- Stark Bay
- Strickland Bay
- The Basin
- West End
Rottnest also offer lots of family fun activies with a aqua park on the beach.
Climb, jump, slide‘n splash at Just 4 Fun Aqua Park- it’s inflatable floating water fun for all ages with a Kids Knee Deep park for little ones under 7yrs too.
- Beach Bungee Trampolines
- Beach Water Balls
- Giant see-saws
- Rock climbing walls
- Water volleyball
- Obstacle course
- Rottenest offers something for the whole family.
The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Island Wonders, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. Right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to the Whitsundays is a feast for the senses. The stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands are dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns. Whether you choose to base yourself on the coast or on the islands, there’s so much to do, you’ll have to work out how to fit it all in!
Explore the incredible diversity of the sea and islands from the bow of a sailboat. Cruise through the islands and drop anchor for a quick snorkel or scuba dive. Spend a fun day splashing in the clear shallow waters of world famous Whitehaven Beach. Pick an island, or enjoy the spoils of a mainland resort with Coral Sea views at Airlie Beach. Get off the beaten track amongst the hillside national park trails on foot or mountain bike.
Whether you have a whole week or just a weekend, the Whitsundays has something to impress you!
The beach is absolutely gorgeous, with clean white sand and plenty of space to spread out. The water is calm, crystal clear and shallow – perfect for swimming. Behind the beach, a grassy area shaded by trees has picnic benches, barbeques and toilet/change room facilities.
Cable Beach Broom
Cable Beach, at Broome in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, is a 22 kilometre-long stretch of pure white sand, set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs and fringed by the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Ride a camel along the beach at sunrise or sunset. Just a short trip from Broome, immerse yourself in the town’s romantic pearling history and multicultural society. Shop for precious South Sea pearls. Marvel at the natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon. Learn about one of the oldest cultures on Earth from the local Aboriginal community. From pearl diving to dinosaur footprints, Broome’s history is captivating.
Broome’s Cable Beach is known around the world for its 22 kilometres of sun-kissed white sand, turquoise water, rich red soil and spectacular Indian Ocean sunsets. Cable Beach is a long, flat beach, with gentle rolling waves perfect for swimming, sunbathing and beachcombing.
The beach is very much a part of Broome’s history, earning its name from the telegraph cable laid between Broome and Java in 1889, connecting Australia’s North West with the world. At the southern end of Cable Beach is Gantheaume Point where at low tide, you can see 130-million-year-old dinosaur footprints. Gantheaume Point Lighthouse is a wonderful place to watch for dolphins and migrating whales in season.
Sunset over Cable Beach is simply spectacular. One of the most popular activities is riding a camel along the beach. Drive your 4WD on to the sand for a picnic dinner and a spot of fishing. Sip a cocktail at a beachside bar in one of the string of resorts beside the beach.
Denmark has 14 amazing beaches, Tree-covered hills, rivers, inlets and the Southern Ocean make Denmark’s beaches quite unique. The rugged coastline means there are many separate beaches ending in ancient granite rocks, dune cliffs, or stretches of hills rolling into the ocean. This gives each beach it’s own character, aspect, rip and weather conditions. Always swim with a partner and only where it is safe.
Wineglass Bay, on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula, is considered one of the top ten beaches in the world. This flawless crescent of dazzling white sand and sapphire-coloured sea set against pink and grey granite peaks is one of Australia’s most beautiful natural environments. It’s the perfect location for fishing, sailing, bushwalking, sea kayaking, rock-climbing, or simply soaking up the spectacular coastal scenery. Wineglass Bay has become a favourite honeymoon destination for couples to escape and relax away from the rest of the world. With secluded sandy beaches, luxurious eco-lodges, and fine Tasmanian cuisine, Freycinet Peninsula is an adventure of pure indulgence.
Why not look at booking a family trip to one of these beautiful, breath taking places.
Cheers, Katie xx