It’s no secret that I love the beach. Any time I have off I always head seaside. Here are my top 3 beaches in Australia.
Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, WA.
By far one of the most picturesque beaches I have seen in the world. It gets it’s name from the incredible turqouise colour of the water (duh!), it doesn’t get to crowded even in high season (win!) and did I mention that the water here is so warm! You could easily spend a day just lying in the sun here but if you prefer adventure mode, snorkelling here is world class and easy. There is a drift so can you jump into the water at one spot of the beach with your mask on and relax as the current takes you to the other end of the beach. Look hard enough and you may be lucky enough to spot a dugong. The best way to get around here is to camper van. There are dozens of beaches situated all around it, the hardest part is picking which one to stop at. From here you can go out and swim with the whale sharks, humpback whales and manta rays. I went for my birthday last year and it was one of the best experiences of my life. The downside is it quite expensive to fly from Perth to Leamouth and there arent many flights per day so book in advance. Also campsites and camper vans are limited so book well in advance for these.
Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW.
Our family had a holiday house here so I have been lucky enough to visit it many times and I swear every time it gets more and more beautiful. It is known as having the whitest sand in the world. Years ago it was pretty quiet but it gets pretty busy here in Summer. I advise going early Autumn. It’s quieter and the water is still warm. Jervis Bay is a great place for dolphin spotting.
Noosa Fairy Pools, Noosa, QLD.
Ok not quite a beach but you won’t compain once you see it. There really is something magical about these two natural pools that lookout over the ocean. Head from Main Beach along the boardwalk towards Hells Gate and you will see them. It’s about a 5km trek there and back but it is mostly flat and an easy one. There were so many whales close to shore when we did the walk and there are lots of beauitful beaches to stop off for a swim at on the way.