Testing The Waters: A Guide To Australia’s Bustling Beaches

by Greg on October 28, 2016

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Australia is famous the world over for a few reasons, the dangerous wildlife, the wild weather and the landscape to name a few, but many tourists visit every year for the pleasure of lounging on one of Australia’s many beautiful beaches. Picturesque and near-perfect, Australia’s beaches are some of the best in the world, both for aesthetic values and for surf conditions, and as a selling point for where to move house, some of these can be very tempting.

Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach is the go-to spot for anyone visiting Sydney from overseas, or simply from elsewhere in Australia, as it is a tourist trap in every sense of the world. While it might not be the most beautiful beach on our list, it is always full to the brim with people visiting, and being surrounded by places to eat, drink, and be merry doesn’t hurt it’s popularity either. Be ready to pay a bit more in the shops surrounding Bondi, but be ready for days spent lounging in comfort, too.

St Kilda Beach

St Kilda Beach is the focal point of city-adjacent beaches in Melbourne. Boasting it’s historically relevant theme park, Luna Park, and it’s esplanade, St Kilda Beach is no more than a few minutes’ walk from anything and everything you’d need to have for a day in the water or on the sand. With the nearby Esplanade hotel (The Espy, to the locals), live music abounds near St Kilda Beach, and during the day the water is a cool but pleasant temperature in the warmer months. Though St Kilda Beach may be busy, it’s well worth battling the crowds to enjoy a day in this historic and entertaining area.

For those hoping to find a home between the bustling beaches and back alleys, there are always options, even if the desirable location can make for some difficult searching. Getting some help from professionals, such as Sam Inan real estate agents in St. Kilda can be a good idea, but at bare minimum, the beautiful scenery and thick walls of art and culture are sure to make for some happy house hunting.

Mandalay Beach

Located in Western Australia, within Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Mandalay Beach has the pleasure of being able to boast the sands and surf of eastern Australian beaches without needing to be anywhere near the eastern Australian shoreline. While not located near any stores or towns (the closest being 17kms away), the untouched nature of the beach is a huge drawing point for many people looking to find a beach that can be a day trip and a getaway all at once.

Byron Bay Beach

The star of this list, Byron Bay Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches in Australia, and is attached to a small town that has managed to maintain its small town values, despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations in northern New South Wales. With a slew of independently owned restaurants, cafes, bars and clothing stores, there’s very little that reflects big city living in Byron Bay, and the beach is no different. Clean, white sand that squeaks underfoot is abundant on Byron Bay Beach, and all other beaches nearby as well. The small grain size of this sand makes it feel soft, and means it doesn’t heat up as much in the direct sunlight. All in all, Byron Bay Beach stands out as an absolute must-visit for any beach lover.

These beaches represent some of the best of Australia’s beaches, and in the country known for it’s pristine beaches, that’s a tall order to fill. Make your own mind up on what you think the best beach in Australia is, and see if it made the list.

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