Our Top 7 Picks For Your Next Australian Beach Getaway

Our Top 7 Picks For Your Next Australian Beach Getaway

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Summer is here, and what better way to celebrate than by visiting some of the most beautiful beaches in Australia? From stunning coastlines to crystal-clear waters, Australia has no shortage of beach destinations to explore. So, get ready for some fun in the sun as we share our top 7 picks for your next Australian beach getaway this summer!

The Pass, Byron Bay, New South Wales

Average Water Temperature in Summer: 23-25°C

Nestled along the picturesque coastline of Byron Bay, ‘The Pass’ is a must-visit beach. With its crystal-clear waters, soft white sand, and relaxed atmosphere, it's no wonder why this beach has gained such popularity. Whether you're looking to catch some waves or simply soak up the sun, ‘The Pass’ has something for everyone. Plus, with its beautiful viewing point atop a large rock formation (as pictured) you can watch surfers all day or just soak in the breathtaking views. 

Dolphin Beach, Innes National Park, South Australia

Average Water Temperature in Summer: 19-21°C

Situated on the southern tip of the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia, Dolphin Beach is a hidden gem that offers stunning scenery and a tranquil atmosphere. This pristine beach is known for its crystal-clear waters and powdery sand, making it a perfect spot for swimming and sunbathing. One of the unique features of Dolphin Beach is the pod of dolphins that can often be spotted swimming and playing just off the shore. Watching these majestic creatures in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience that draws visitors from all over.

Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia

Average Water Temperature in Summer: 27-29°C

With its warm, turquoise waters and golden sand, Cable Beach is a beautiful paradise to make your escape from the city life. If you're also into your beach driving then Cable beach is definitely going to be a must do bucket list item. So, whether you want to relax on the beach or explore the nearby town of Broome, this beach is a must-visit for any traveler. 

Mindil Beach, Darwin, Northern Territory

Average Water Temperature in Summer: 29-30°C

Mindil Beach is a popular destination known for its beautiful sunsets and tropical climate. However, visitors should be cautious when swimming due to the presence of jellyfish and crocodiles. Despite this, the beach offers a great spot to relax and enjoy the views.In addition to the beach, Mindil is famous for its night markets, which run during the dry season. Visitors can enjoy a range of food, drinks, and crafts while watching the sunset over the water. The markets provide a vibrant and lively atmosphere, attracting locals and tourists alike.

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland

Average Water Temperature in Summer: 23-25°C

Situated just south of Surfers Paradise, Burleigh Heads is a must-visit destination for beach lovers. Known for its pristine sand, crystal-clear water, and fantastic surf breaks, this beach is perfect for families, couples, and solo travelers looking for a relaxing getaway. Plus, with nearby cafes and restaurants, you can indulge in some delicious food and drinks after a day of sun and sand. Oh and did we mention, it's the very birth place of our brand 28º SOUTH!



Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania 

Average Water Temperature in Summer: 16-18°C

Nestled in the heart of Freycinet National Park, Wineglass Bay is an iconic Tasmanian beach that is revered for its postcard-perfect beauty. With its turquoise waters, powder-white sand, and awe-inspiring natural surroundings, this beach is nothing short of paradise (provided you get it on a sunny day!) To reach this spectacular destination, visitors can take a scenic hike through the park, which offers stunning views of the coastline and surrounding wilderness. The trek may be a bit challenging, but it's well worth the effort. Once you reach the beach, you'll feel like you've discovered a hidden gem.



Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

Average Water Temperature in Summer: 18-20°C

Nestled within the stunning wilderness of Wilsons Promontory, Squeaky Beach is a hidden gem that is definitely worth the effort to get to. A short hiking trail leads to this picturesque beach, where visitors are greeted by crystal clear waters and the sound of squeaking sand underfoot. It's a truly unique experience that combines both the beauty of the beach and the surrounding natural landscape. Whether you're a hiking enthusiast or just looking for a secluded spot to relax and swim, Squeaky Beach is a must-visit destination.

*Fun Fact: Its unique name comes from the sand's high silica content, which creates a distinctive "squeaking" sound underfoot.

Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and these 7 destinations are just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you're looking for a secluded paradise or a bustling beach town, there's something for everyone. So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable summer getaway to one of these amazing Australian beach destinations!

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