Here Are the 10 Best Beaches in Australia Right Now

Here Are the 10 Best Beaches in Australia Right Now

We’re (finally) in the thick of the toasty months in Australia, and we all know what that means: beach days. Sun safe beach days, we hope. But beach days, nonetheless. If you’re one who likes to plan their weekends or trips away around stunning swim spots, this list is for you. Tourism Australia has an official selection of the best Australian beaches in 2023, and they’re incredible.

Here’s a list of the best beaches to visit across Australia this year, and precisely where you can find them.

Where can you find these swimming spots?

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Taking the top spot of best beach in Australia right now is Stokes Bay, SA, Kangaroo Island. As Tourism SA has shared, this is the first time a South Australian beach has taken the top spot in the list. This beach is a well-loved destination for families and it is famous for its beautiful tidal swimming pools which are perfect for a little snorkelling, SA Tourism shares.

Stokes Bay is followed by Boomerang Beach, NSW and Rainbow Beach, QLD in second and third place for best beach.

In New South Wales, Boomerang Beach is a popular surfing beach in the Pacific Palms area and Rainbow Beach in Queensland’s Gympie Area is an entry point to Cooloola National Park and acts as a southern gateway to Fraser Island, so water babies will love this destination.

Other top-rated beaches in the list are dotted throughout regions like Apollo Bay, VIC and Adventure Bay, TAS.

Check out the full list below to get planning on your next Aussie swim session.

Top 10 beaches in Australia 2023

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Best beaches Australia. Beautiful Boomerang Beach on the North Coast of New South Wales. Getty
  1. Stokes Bay, SA, Kangaroo Island
  2. Boomerang Beach, NSW, mid-north coast
  3. Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Cooloola Coast
  4. Apollo Bay, Victoria, Great Ocean Road
  5. Adventure Bay, Tasmania, Bruny Island
  6. Hamelin Bay, WA, south-west
  7. Little Bondi Beach, NT, East Arnhem Land
  8. British Admiral Beach, Tasmania, King Island, Bass Strait
  9. Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island
  10. Balmoral Beach, NSW, Sydney Harbour

If you’d like to pack your bags and get moving over to one of these beaches right now, here’s a quick guide to working from the road and here’s some advice on planning your next road trip.

This article has been updated since its original publish date.

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