Are you dreaming of a beach getaway? Australia is full of stunning beaches, so it can be hard to know where to go. If you want to try somewhere new this summer, we have some great suggestions. As always, follow safety directions and ensure you only swim in water conditions you are comfortable with.
Maitland Bay, New South Wales-
Maitland Bay beach in Bouddi National Park is 20km from Gosford. It’s secluded, calm and great for families. You can chill out on the sand and enjoy a picnic, but keep in mind it does involve an up-hill walk back to the Maitland Bay information centre.
Killarney Beach, Victoria-
Killarney Beach is a hidden gem just 2km off the Princes Highway and only minutes from Port Fairy. Its natural lagoon is a great spot for snorkelling and paddling or you can enjoy the pristine surf beaches, see amazing bird life and go on endless beach walks.
Dolphin Bay, South Australia-
Dolphin Bay in Innes National Park is considered one of the safest beaches in South Australia. It has crystal clear turquoise waters and is perfect for swimming. You can also look out for the resident pod of dolphins.
Langford Island, Queensland-
If you’re looking for crystal clear waters and white sand like the Whitsundays but without the crowds, Langford Island could be perfect for you. Only accessible by boat, Hayman Island offers trips to the island, or you can join a day sailing excursion from Airlie Beach.
The Basin, Western Australia-
Situated on Rottnest Island, The Basin is one of 63 beaches on the island. Rottnest Island is very popular for visitors because it’s just 25 minutes on the ferry from Fremantle. The Basin is not on the shuttle bus route so is generally quieter and features a long stretch of sand and shallow reef to explore.
Enjoy relaxing at the beach!