Did you know that there is such a job description as a Tourism Australia Aquatic and Coastal Ambassador? Brad Farmer has that happy role ( and yes, that’s a real job)!
He has put together a list of the top 10 beaches in Australia as below
#1 Cossies Beach, Direction Island, Cocos Keeling Islands, INDIAN OCEAN – pictured
#2 Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, Far North Coast, QUEENSLAND
#3 Moonee Beach, Coffs Coast NEW SOUTH WALES
#4 Turquoise Bay, Coral Coast, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
#5 Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, QUEENSLAND
#6 Maslin Beach, Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
#7 Dolly Beach, Christmas Island, INDIAN OCEAN
#8 Shelly Beach, Nambucca Coast, NEW SOUTH WALES
#9 Boat Harbour Beach, North West Coast, TASMANIA
#10 Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, VICTORIA
We are really spoiled for choice when it comes to white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Not all of the beaches listed above are hard to reach. Maslin Beach is an hours drive from Adelaide CBD and the scenic Great Ocean Road will take you to Apollo Bay. Burleigh Heads is a short drive from Coolangatta airport.
So if refreshing waters and fine white sand are on your agenda for a holiday, consider a few of these.
Hint : Beaches are busiest over the summer period and especially over the Christmas New Year break. If you want to truly explore and relax at one of these great places, book really early – now is good for December 2018!