Sunday, April 24, 2011

Land Down Under - Beautiful Beaches

If you’ve been following my Land Down Under posts, you’ll have seen some of the amazing places that Australia has to offer. All previous posts are available via the Land Down Under tab on my blog. I've mentioned before on one of the posts about Australia having roughly 50,000 kilometres of beaches. Up to 85 per cent of Australians live within 50 kilometres of the coast and no part of Australia is more than 1000 km from the ocean and a beach.

So I couldn’t let the chance pass by without showing you some of the most amazing beaches that Australia has to offer. Mind you I'm only showing you six of them, which is pardon the pun, a drop in the ocean when you consider there are almost 10,000 beaches in Australia. Anyway throw on your swimsuits and come for a tour.

Bondi Beach (Sydney, NSW) – is located roughly 7km from the Sydney CBD and is one of Australia’s most well known beaches. Bondi or Boondi is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks

Cable Beach (Broome, WA) – is located a short drive from Broome on the west coast of Australia and is 22 kilometres of pure white sand and turquoise water. It is considered world famous for its magnificent beach and camel rides at sunset are just one of the popular attractions that the beach has to offer.

Cottlesloe Beach (Perth, WA) – located just 15 minutes west of Perth this beach is popular for its superb beach, terraced lawns and numerous pubs and restaurants overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Whitehaven (Whitsundays, QLD) – is located along the Whitsunday coast in Queensland and truly fits my ideal image of a beach, with 6kms of the purest white sand and turquoise coloured water. It is a nature lovers haven with no nearby pubs or shops just unspoiled views as far as you can see.

Wineglass Bay (Tasmania) – is located in the Freycinet National Park on the east coast of Tasmania, the park is about 2½ - 3 hours drive from either Hobart or Launceston via the Tasman Highway.

Bells (Victoria) – is located 71 kilometres south-west of Melbourne and is one of the best known surfing beaches in Australia. Every year on the Easter weekend they hold the Rip Curl Pro surfing competition at Bells Beach which brings the worlds best surfers to Australia.

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever ~ Jacques Cousteau

1 comment:

  1. Your lovely photos of Australia's amazing beaches are sure to entice lots of travelers. The captured images of the sun and the sea are such a joy to look at that they make me long to go outdoors.


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