Famous beaches in Sydney include Bondi Beach, which is featured on many postcards of Australia. This beach can get quite crowded on the weekends. Bondi Beach is the largest of Sydney’s southern beaches and is easily accessible from the city itself. Other beaches further South include Tamarama, Bronte, Coogee, Clovelly, South Coogee and Maroubra. Coogee is not as big as Bondi Beach, but it is a pretty beach that is also good for swimming, and has several restaurants and hotels along the ocean-front. Maroubra has some excellent golf courses nearby. Cronulla beach is one of the best known surfing beaches in Australia, likewise Manly beach which is a little to the north of Sydney. Manly is found to the north of Sydney and has long been a popular holiday resort type place. Sydney harbour is next to Manly Beach, and it’s a good base for sailing and yacht clubs. Along with Bondi, Manly is the most popular beach in Sydney.
South East of Sydney the best surfing beaches are found – this part of Australia is known as the sunshine coast (Queensland). The gold coast also has some great beaches around the Brisbane area, which are also good for swimming and surfing. There are numerous resorts along the Gold Coast.
There are very good beaches just a few hours south of Sydney. The coast running south from Durras to Broulee offers great sunshine and white sandy beaches.
The beaches around Cairns are the best for visits to the Great Barrier reef. These region is your best option if you like scuba diving. You can also swim with dolphins at Sharks Bay.
There are many resorts in Australia that make an excellent vacation base. Airlie beach has numerous resorts such as Whitsundays, Coral Sea Resort and the Grand Mercure Azure. Airlie is a pleasant little beachside village which is also good for trips to the Great Barrier Reef. The nearby Whitsundays Islands are somewhat reminiscent of a paradise. Along with the adjacent Shute Harbour, Airlie is one of Austrailia’s main top resorts.
Mission in Queensland is a small beach village along the Coral Sea. Mission is the main gateway for trips to the Family Islands, Dunk Island and it is also good for excursions to the nearby rainforest. It is now a thriving tourist town, but maintains a small village fell.
Australia has a huge coastline – there are also popular resorts nearby to Melbourne, Victoria, Adelaide and Queensland. But the most famous of all is Bondi in Sydney of course! So whether you’re visiting Melbourne, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria or Adelaide, you find some amazing beaches along the way.