List of beaches in Australia

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The Gold Coast consists of 70 kilometres (43 mi) of coastline with some of the most popular surf breaks.[1]

Beaches in Australia are in abundance due to the fact that Australia is entirely surrounded by the ocean. Beaches are popular destinations among the country’s local population, and travellers alike, as over 85% of Australians live on the coast and most of Australia falls under the warm temperate and subtropical climate zones. Australia has a prominent beach culture, which is often considered part of its national identity, with television shows, movies, and songs being set in or relating to beaches. This page features a list of beaches in Australia.[2]

The longest beach in Australia is the 194 km (121 mi) long sandy beach running down the outer side of the Younghusband Peninsula in South Australia, commonly referred to as The Coorong. It runs from the Murray mouth to Cape Jaffa.[3]

New South Wales[edit]


Lady Robinsons Beach in Brighton-Le-Sands.
Wattamolla Beach in Royal National Park which features a lagoon.
Coogee Beach, view from Dolphin Point at the northern end
Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay, which features fine, radiantly white sand.
Seashells on Seven Mile Beach in the Kiama region.

Other regions[edit]

Burgess beach

Northern Territory[edit]


Whitehaven Beach in Whitsunday Island.
Holloways Beach in Cairns.

South Australia[edit]

Maslin Beach in the City of Onkaparinga in Adelaide.


Ninety Mile Beach in East Gippsland.

Western Australia[edit]

Lucky Bay in southwest coast of Western Australia is another beach in the country known to have pure white sand.
Smiths Beach in Yallingup, WA.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gold Coast Lifeguard Services". Archived from the original on 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  2. ^ "The Beach - Australia's Culture Portal". 17 March 2008. Archived from the original on 6 April 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  3. ^ a b "The Coorong". SLS Beachsafe. Retrieved 7 August 2021.