Australia is a country surrounded by the beautiful Pacific Ocean, giving it about 11,000 beautiful beaches. That’s right—there are 11,000 beaches in Australia! The country has been a popular destination for beach lovers and surfing enthusiasts, which means that many of its beaches are crowded and noisy. If you want to get away to a place that’s more peaceful and quiet, here are the 3 best destinations to visit:
The Town of 1770 and Agnes Water, Discovery Coast, Queensland
The Town of 1770 and Agnes Water are small and peaceful seaside communities in the Discovery Coast, Queensland, about 8 kilometers away from each other. Therefore, when people visit this part of Australia, they usually go on a road trip between these two towns. They are famous for their beautiful and quiet beaches and proximity to the Southern Great Barrier Reef. There are a lot of great spots in this area to go surfing, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving. Because they are close to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, the ocean is alive with a diverse aquatic life, which makes swimming more interesting and exciting. You can also visit the surrounding luscious forest, such as the Paperback Forest, which is about 3 kilometers away from the Springs Beach in Agnes Water. You will also find beautiful campgrounds in the Town of 1770, where you can stay overnight to watch the sun set and rise along the Pacific.
Swanbourne Beach, Perth, Western Australia
If you’re into white sands and blue seas, the Swanbourne Beach in Perth, Western Australia will surely take your breath away. And, if you like going full-on naked while lying on the beach, there’s also a spot in Swanbourne for you. This beach is divided in two, the south being where most people usually visit, and the north where clothing is optional. It is also known the northern part of the beach is a famous destination for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. But, no matter what your orientation is, Swanbourne Beach is a quiet and beautiful destination where you can swim, have a picnic, or simply chill by the beach.
Friendly Beaches, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania
Lastly, the Friendly Beaches at the Freycinet National Park in Tasmania is the best destination for people who likes to camp. While the grounds may not be developed, it is still a beautiful place to camp overnight, watch the stars, and swim in the blue ocean. While you’re here, you can visit the Friendly Point and Freshwater Lagoon in the southern coastline. You can travel even farther south to go to the Tourville Lighthouse. Since the Friendly Beaches is located within a national park, you should know that there is an entrance fee of AUD24 for a single day pass. However, if you’re planning to visit all of Tasmania’s national parks during your vacation, you can also get the 8-week pass for only AUD60.
Without a doubt, Australia is one of the best beach destinations in the world. But, if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of its busy cities and beaches, try visiting the three quiet beaches on this list.