5 Gorgeous Australian Beaches to Hit Next Summer
Disclosure – This post about 5 Gorgeous Australian Beaches to Hit Next Summer is a collaboration with Mary Johnson.
While there are current travel bans in place to stop the spread of coronavirus, we can take this time at home in quarantine to continue dreaming and make future travel plans in the meantime! For the ultimate mix of rest, relaxation, and adventure, Australia is a great destination to visit when traveling is allowed once again.
What to know before going to Australia: Travel tips
VISA – Before leaving for your holiday, it is necessary to request and receive a tourist visa, no matter how long you will be on your trip. This enables short term stays for tourism or business purposes to Australia.
Ensure your passport is valid, and the visa will be electronically attached to your passport. You may request your ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) visa for Australia through websites like auvisa.org.
WEATHER – The weather can change drastically and go through extremes in Australia, so it is essential to be prepared for everything for a trip here. If you are traveling in the summer, you’ll want to be sure to pack a protective shirt, protective hat, sunscreen and any other gear you may need.
PLAN AHEAD – Australia is a big island-continent (about the same size of the United States) so planning ahead is essential. You’ll want to pick out the cities and spots that are your priorities so you can plan the travel and adventure around them to see as much as possible.
Amongst the many places to see and things to do in Australia, the beaches are a must.
Beaches to visit
1. Bondi Beach, NSW
Bondi Beach is what most locals will mention when they think of a classic Australian beach experience, largely because it was where beach culture began. It is easily accessible from Sydney as well, which makes it easily accessible for visitors during their travels here.
2. Byron Bay, NSW
Byron Bay is a quaint town with an iconic lighthouse and gorgeous beaches that attract surfers and beach-goers from all over.
3. Cossies Beach
Located on the Cocos Islands, Cossies Beach is a tiny islet that makes you feel like you are in your own world.
4. Wineglass Bay, TAS
Wineglass Bay is easily one of the most popular beaches in Tasmania. Located in Freycinet National Park, it is a magical spot and piece of paradise located on Tasmania’s east coast. Turquoise waters and a granite mountain range called the Hazards surround the clam-shaped shoreline here.
You can spend your time relaxing on the beach or head up the trails for panoramic views.
5. Whitehaven Beach, QLD
Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island and is voted as the most beautiful beach here by Australians. The white sand is silica, the water is crystal clear, and the coast leads in coves and inlets that give you spots to explore and stop off at for scenic lookouts.
It is hard to narrow the list down to 5 because Australia is full of beautiful beaches. While planning your holiday to Australia, consider which beaches you’d like to visit and it will help you plan the rest of your time there.