5 Top Australian Beaches

Are you tired, stressed at work and never seem to have time for yourself these days? Well, before the madness of Christmas approaches, it’s a probably good idea to take a mini break and head to one of Australia’s best beaches for a weekend of total relaxation and tranquility. Unlike many jam-packed city beaches, we can guarantee you that you’ll probably have most of these beaches mentioned to yourself. Imagine fine white sand that squeaks beneath your feet and crystal clear blue ocean waters lapping at the shoreline. Ahhhhh, stop dreaming! So what are you waiting for? Call your bestie and plan that mini break away this weekend. Sometimes all it takes is just a couple of days away in the sunshine for that much-needed boost.

  • Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay. NSW – Known for its fine white sand and clear crystal waters. This beach is just a few hours drive south of Sydney and no doubt better than your postcard pic. Hyams Beach offers plenty of accommodation to choose from. You might have to share the beach with the odd kangaroo or fairy penguin, but just a word of advice, no swimming after sunset as this bay is actually a marine park. If you get my drift.
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  • Whitehaven Beach, QLD. – Believe it or not, this beach stretches six kilometres of pure white silica sand. A sand so soft to touch, that almost feels like powder beneath your feet. Forget about building a sandcastle, this sand is so fine that it’s actually been proven to be a great exfoliant for your body. Although you cannot stay the night at Whitehaven Beach as it is a national park, Hamilton Island which is the closest island away has quite a few options from deluxe hotel rooms to 5 bedroom houses that you can rent for the weekend. And with the colourful Great Barrier Reef just an hour boat ride away, Whitehaven Beach is actually our pick for the best beach in Australia.
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  • Cable Beach, WA – Imagine one of the best golden Indian Ocean sunsets over turquoise water, unheard of for most of the Eastern Australian city dwellers due to the east facing coastline. Cable Beach is world-famous for its 22 kms of white sand and stunning sunsets. With flights direct from Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to Broome, you can get to Cable Beach in just eight minutes.
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  • Bells Beach, VIC – Love to surf? Then this is the beach for you. Known for its outstanding surf and dramatic high cliffs, it’s no wonder that this beach is home for the Australian Rip Curl Pro Surfing competitions. Bells Beach is an exposed reef and point break offering some of the best awesome right hand breaks. A surfing beach for only the experienced.
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  • Pirates Bay, TAS – Yes it may be a bit cold down this end of Australia, but Pirates Bay is well worth the trip if you’re looking for more of an adventure. Out of the water this beach features Australia’s highest marine cliffs as well as caves, chasms and a blow-hole. In the water you’ll be swimming with dolphins, seals and penguins and (don’t forget to put your wetsuit on) you can expect to find underwater rock formations, giant kelp forests and old shipwrecks sites.
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Photography by Chris Lew || Styled by Tatiana Simplicio || Shot at Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay || Model Bianca Cheah || Swimwear by Seafolly