Whether you’re a fan of a long stroll down an abandoned beach or sitting under a palm tree with a cocktail in hand, somewhere along Australia’s 25,760km of coastline there is bound to be a spot in the sun with your name on it.
But what makes a great beach, and where are the best beaches Australia has to offer?
The ABC Open audience has shared their favourite beaches — the isolated stretches of sand you will have all to yourself, or the crowded ones with a real family spirit.
Two Jervis Bay beaches topped the rankings.
Hole in the Wall, Jervis Bay Territory
But it is not officially in NSW, it is within a 70-square-kilometre area of land that is administered by the ACT and known as the Jervis Bay Territory.
With plenty of shade, calm waters and nearby camping facilities, it is ticking plenty of the best beaches boxes.
It’s a photographer’s paradise — so picturesque,” Carlie Dalitz said.
Vincentia Beach, NSW
New South Wales’s south coast is known for its whiter-than-white sands and completely clear waters.
Also in the Jervis Bay region, Vincentia Beach lives up to all of the best beach qualities.
The township of Vincentia has some great spots to eat and plenty of holiday accommodation, making it the perfect weekend getaway destination.
To view the full article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-15/best-australian-beaches-to-visit-this-summer/9228078
Photos courtesy of Carlie Dalitz and Howard Mitchell.