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Nice beaches in Australia?

about 6 years ago about Australia

I want to visit Australia for a month this summer.. so i need information about nice beaches in Australia.

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    If you're coming to Sydney, some of my favourite beaches are Bondi Beach, Tamarama, Manly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Clontarf and Camp Cove in Watson's Bay.

    In Manly alone, there are several really gorgeous beaches, such as Shelly Beach or Collins Beach, here's a blog post I wrote about my Top-10 things to do in Manly: http://detours.typepad.com/detours/2010/10/top-10-why-i-love-living-in-manly-australia.html

    Otherwise, some of my favourite beaches in the rest of Australia include:
    - New South Wales: Hyam's Beach in Jervis Bay
    - New South Wales: the main beach and Watego's Beach in Byron Bay
    - New South Wales: Noosa
    - Queensland: tens of beautiful beaches to choose from in the Whitsundays and on the Great Barrier Reef (eg Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island; Hayman Island; Magnetic Island) and around Cairns / Port Douglas.
    - Western Australia: lots of gorgeous beaches around Perth (Rottnest Island is TO DIE FOR!) and on the road from Perth to the Margaret River (eg Peppermint Grove Beach, Quindaloop, Prevelly, Joondalup)
    - Tasmania: Coles Bay, Wineglass Bay are gorgeous! about 6 years ago

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    I don't think you get bad beaches in Australia. Make sure you get out of the cities (I find Bondi too dirty and crowded) - one of the nicest beaches I know of is in Sawtell, next to Coffs Harbour. Also Jervis Bay. And Kiama on the south coast.
    Whatever you do, though, make sure that if you're swimming the beaches are patrolled. The Australian coastline drops quite steeply into the ocean, and even if you're a strong swimmer it's easy to get trapped in currents. Always better to swim between the flags and not have to worry. about 6 years ago

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    With the exception of the Qld beaches I've been to everyone of those mentioned above (grew up in WA, visit family at Coffs (Sawtell) and now live in Sydney just up the road from Bronte). They are all great beaches, and there are many more all over Australia. But my personal favourite is the beach at Cape Le Grand near Esperance in Western Australia.
    http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&ll=-33.971837,122.108231&spn=0.372416,0.816422&z=11&msid=116803066728796002745.0004940ab816967ff4483
    Great advice on sticking to patrolled beaches and stay between the red and yellow flags. If you're in trouble (in a rip) don't fight it, go with the flow, and put one arm straight up in the air. The lifesavers (volunteers, red and yellow uniforms) or the lifeguards (professionals in either blue or white or whatever colour the local council chooses) will come and get you.
    If you're at an unpatroled beach, ask a local if they're familiar with conditions and the best place to swim. about 6 years ago

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    Watch out for jelly fish (stingers) and crocs - particularly prevelent up around Cairs/Port Douglas area.

    I love the beaches in Manly and also Noosa. about 6 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Crescent Head about 6 years ago

    Answered by Ronnie smith via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Green's Pool in William Bay

    Although it can be chilly being on the south coast.

    http://www.rainbowcoast.com.au/areas/denmark/greenspool.htm about 6 years ago

    Answered by Felix Meister via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Point Leo in Victoria about 6 years ago

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    Green patch in Jervis Bay - very special. But Emily's right; you don't get bad beaches here! about 6 years ago

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    Cape le Grand in South Australia has some beautiful beaches. some of the whitest beaches in the world! about 6 years ago

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    I've been to beaches from Bay of Fires in Tasmania to Cow Bay which is north of Cairns in Queensland. I don't think you can go too wrong. Like some of the other people here have said, make sure that if you intend to swim you go to patrolled beaches and swim between the flags. It's also great to try to get outside of the major destinations -- if you're at the Gold Coast, try to check out Burleigh Heads -- it's 1/2 hour south of Surfers, is much quieter and, in my opinion, has better surf. about 6 years ago

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    Nice sandy beaches stretch all round the coast of Australia. You can't go wrong anywhere. Even close to the major cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide you find clean white/yellow sandy beaches. As has been said however, care does need to be taken as every summer tourists (and locals) do and can get into trouble with the surf. Its also possible to find vast stretches of beaches where you are the only one (90mile beach) within miles. about 6 years ago

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    perth has the best beaches and the best weather!!
    cottesloe beach if your after some people watching and good food and pubs.
    down south to margaret river and surrounding areas have more secluded beaches and fab holiday destinations.
    rottnest island is litterally surrounded by breath taking beaches! about 6 years ago

    Answered by Sonia Guy via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    All the beaches down the Great Ocean Road in Victoria such as Jan Juc, Anglesea, Moggs Creek etc...cant go wrong almost 6 years ago

    Answered by Natalie via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    go to ningaloo reff - beaches there are amazing!!!!! over 5 years ago

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    Australia is warm during Nov-Feb. It's winter by June and July. Remember, Australia is in the southern hemisphere. Meaning.. When it's summer for us in North America, its winter for them in South America, Australia, Southern Africa, etc etc

    http://www.blackcockatoo.com/ about 4 years ago

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    Depending on the time of year you'll find a great beach almost anywhere in Australia. March and April have been the best months around Perth and the Southwest of Western Australia. The wind has dropped off and you get warm days and balmy evenings. June, July, August is best for Cable Beach in Broome ( Northwest Western Australia) otherwise Esperance and Denmark in WA as stated in other posts I'd recommend to visit in March / April also. about 4 years ago

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    So many beaches to choose from - work out which cities you will want to go to and we can advise what beaches you should try but do keep in mind the further North you go, the worse the stingers are about 4 years ago

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    Golden Beach about 4 years ago

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    Oh and I should mention if you are up North - do a Great Barrier Reef helicopter flight! My friends just got back and they had an awesome time http://www.gbrhelicopters.com.au. They did a ten minute one which I see isn't on their site but it was a really good price about 4 years ago

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