The best beaches in Australia are well known around the world as being some of the best beaches on the globe! Although not a truly Asian destination per se, Australia is in the Asia Pacific region and thus deserves its place on this site.

Besides, who wouldn’t want to consider a beach vacation in the sunny Down Under?  With its miles of golden coastline, gorgeous marine life and surf to die for, Australia is a beach lover’s idea of heaven.

A region of Oceania, Australasia is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and other neighboring islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Cottesloe beach

Cottlesloe Beach near Perth in Western Australia

Urban Beach

Even the manmade beaches are nice! This urban beach can be found on the South Bank in Brisbane.

The Beach @ Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays

Voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays boasts nine kilometers of sugary white sand.

Port Douglas Beach, Australia - Photo by fvanrenterghemPort Douglas Beach in North Queensland, Australia

Voted as No. 3 on Australian Traveller magazine’s list of 100 Best Towns in Australia, Port Douglas often doubles its size with tourists during the peak months of May through September. During off months, there are less than 3,500 inhabitants in town. It sits next to two World Heritage sites: the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.


Ideas for Beach Holidays in Asia