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Best Beaches – What constitutes ‘The Best Beach in the World’?

Is there really such a thing as the best beach in the whole world?

Doesn’t it come down to the experience at the time and what we gained from it?

To some, Bondi Beach on Christmas Day will bring memories of the ultimate best beach experience. Personally, my favourite beach is Gibsons Beach down by the 12 Apostles in Victoria where you can walk beneath the cliffs, see 2 of the rock stacks the area is famous for and listen to the surf crashing.  Not a safe beach for swimming, but stunning all the same.

Another beach that I have stored as a great memory personally is one in Belize, no idea of the name of the beach and it was not overly pristine. We camped there late one night and woke up the next morning to find ourselves in the middle of a Sunday market. At that moment, it was the best beach in the world and still brings back wonderful memories.

Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island in Queensland has been announced as number 5 in the world by Trip Advisor. It is  simply stunning. No denying that and it would be difficult to imagine anyone coming away disappointed. For thousands of visitors, it certainly might count as one of the best beaches in the world.

…Clear blue waters, pristine silica sand… Stretching over seven km’s along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands making up the Whitsundays.

Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday's Queensland

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday’s Queensland

Gibsons Beach, Port Campbell National Park.

Gibsons Beach, Great Ocean Road, Port Campbell National Park, Victoria

So, is there such a thing as the best beach in the world? We all have different images and experiences that defines the answer for each of us, child hood memories, back packing adventures…

Wineglass Bay Freycinet National Park Tasmania

Wineglass Bay Freycinet National Park Tasmania

Wilson's Promontory - Squeaky Beach

Squeaky Beach – one of the many highlights of Wilson’s Prom.

Waratah Bay-Wilsons Promontory

Vast expanse of beach at Waratah Bay, looking towards Wilson’s Promontory, Victoria. Perhaps one of the ultimate beaches for galloping along on a horse!

Cable Beach, Broome

Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia


Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, Queensland

Lakes Entrance - 90 Mile Beach, Victoria

Lakes Entrance – 90 Mile Beach, Victoria

Can any of us truly claim to have the best beach in the world?

Add a comment below about your favourite beach in Australia.