When it’s summer time in Australia, and you need the Sun, Sea and Sand, the Beach is the place to go! Everyone knows that clear blue water and soft sand between your toes makes all problems and stresses disappear. But where will you find the best beaches in Australia? Well it really depends in what mood you are.
During the hot summer Months, the beach is the place to be catching some sunrays and waves. Some of the best beaches in the World are found in Australia. Voted 2nd in the World is Turquoise Bay, Exmouth in Western Australia known for its amazing snorkelling, and is situated in the Cape Range National Park. The Ningaloo Reef’s main barrier is about 100m from the beach and encloses a lagoon of turquoise water.
Looking for a more romantic sunrise or sunset, why not visit Cable Beach that is known for exactly this. Cable bay is situated in Broom, Western Australia in the Kimberley region. It is a picturesque 22 kilometre stretch of white sand, with red ochre cliffs as a back drop, only to be met with turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Camel rides along this stretch of beach will surely be something to remember. Broome is known for its romantic history and multicultural society, so after spending the day at the beach, why not visit this old town and marvel at the cultural history of the local Aboriginal community.
Or if Romance isn't your thing, and you would much rather go scuba diving or snorkelling, Shelly Beach, located in Manly and forms part of Cabbage Tree Bay is the place for you. This is a marine protected area and is adjacent to North Head and Fairy Bower. The depth of the water is only 12meters, and a large variety of marine life can be viewed in the shallow waters. This is a very family friendly beach, as they offer restrooms, kiosks and free electric barbeques.
However if you are in the Perth Region why not visit the most popular beach on the Western side, Cottesloe Beach. This beach has been known for its relaxed lifestyle to the Perth Locals for more than a 100 years. Activities include: swimming, snorkelling, surfing and watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean while eating fresh seafood. Family picnics, beach cricket, outdoor Music concerts and the buzzing boulevard of restaurants and cafes along the Marine Parade will keep you coming back for more every day.
Lastly, but definitely a surfer’s favourite, Surfers Paradise Beach on The Golden Coast. A three-kilometre strip of golden sand is a true icon of this side of Australia. This is definitely a very active beach, offering a paradise to swimmers, surfers, joggers, strollers, volley ball tournaments and Markets to all of the locals and tourists.
So decide on your mood, and make sure you spend the day at one of these amazing beaches. Summer is almost here, and the beach is calling!