7 Aussie beaches you can't afford to miss

There are more than 10,000 beaches in Australia. And most of them are pretty stunning – this really is the Lucky Country!

It was a hard task to choose just seven Aussie beaches to highlight, but here are some gorgeous locations you should definitely add to your beach bucket list. Let us know if you'd like us to follow-up with more Aussie beach recommendations. 

Cabarita Beach, NSW

Named as the number one beach in Australia for 2020 by Tourism Australia, you can't go past Cabarita Beach. Nestled between its more famous cousins – Byron Bay and the Gold Coast – Cabarita is a quiet holiday destination with plenty to do, see and eat. Plus, it topped the list for water quality, cleanliness and safety.

Cable Beach, WA

Sand dunes. Red cliffs. Camels. Cable Beach is much more exotic than its location in Broome would have you believe! While you're in Broome, don't miss the Staircase to the Moon – an awe-inspiring optical illusion when the full moon rises over the Roebuck Bay mudflats.

Cossie Beach, NT

Closer to Indonesia than the Australian mainland, Cossie Beach in Cocos Keeling Islands is a little slice of paradise. It features "The Rip" – not the dangerous kind, but the nickname of a stretch of coral and tropical sea life. BYO snorkel!

Twelve Apostles National Marine Park, VIC

Your travels in Australia aren't complete without visiting the Twelve Apostles. Be wowed by seven (not twelve, despite the name) towering limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell National Park. Simply stop off at Gibson Steps on the Great Ocean Road and take a leisurely stroll down.

Vivonne Bay, SA

We LOVE Kangaroo Island and Vivonne Bay is one of the best places to visit there. With clear water and secluded sands, this the perfect spot for picnics, fishing and surfing. Right next door is Little Sahara, with gorgeous sand dunes as the name suggests.

Wineglass Bay, TAS

Tasmania's best-kept secret is Wineglass Bay, a crescent of brilliant blue water bordered by pink granite mountains of Freycinet National Park. Bring your hiking boots and trek up to Wineglass Bay Lookout for one of the best views in Australia. 

Whitehaven Beach, QLD

There's a reason why Whitehaven Beach tops so many people's dream destinations. True to its name, this heavenly spot is protected by Whitsunday Islands National Park, meaning you can enjoy one of the world's most unspoiled beaches. Plus, those 98% pure white silica sands are so Instagram-worthy!

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