Best Aussie Beaches

This Australia Day, discover more of this Great Southern Land with our hitlist of the best beaches Down Under. 

Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, QLD

This former nudist beach in FNQ was named number one by beach specialist Brad Farmer. We can see why!

Nudey Beach, QLD

Nudey Beach, QLD

Dreamtime Beach, Fingal Head, NSW

This little hideaway in Northern NSW won't stay a secret for long. Isn't it just.. dreamy!

Dreamtime Beach, NSW

Dreamtime Beach, NSW

Seal Rocks, Central Coast, NSW

A favourite for Sydneysiders seeking a weekend away. And surfers searching the perfect break. 

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Binalong Bay, Bay of Fires, Tasmania

Just south of the spectacular Bay of Fires is this former fishing hamlet is now a cosy village perfect for holidaymakers. 

Binalong Bay, Tasmania. 

Binalong Bay, Tasmania. 

Yallingup Beach, Margaret River, WA

Famous surfer Taj Burrow hails from here and is often found at the equally famous Caves House where locals and visitors down brew in after a salty swim. 

Yallingup, WA

Yallingup, WA

Milk Beach, Sydney, NSW

A favourite Harbour beach amongst Sydney's cool set that is at is most popular on Australia Day. 

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Tallebudgera Beach, Gold Coast, QLD

A haven for families, the Tallebudgera creek and beach is bordered by the Burleigh Heads national park. 

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Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, QLD

Seven kilometres so spectacular it's won awards. You can take tours here by boat, chopper or seaplane and wander the pristine white sands. Heaven. 

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Taking 'Beach Read' to the next level

How cool is this! Coogee Beach has added a sand library for summer so sun-seeking punters can improve their knowledge, vocab or uncover conversation starters to chat each other up with.

There's more than 1000 novels, non-fiction, magazines, international language and children's books on offer and no library card is required. Just front up in your cozzie!

“Modern libraries are thriving educational and social centres and the beach library will bring our resources to even more members of our community,” says Randwick Mayor Ted Seng. 

“Imagine if the Coogee Beach Library is able to encourage even just one child to pick up a book and discover the joy of reading, then this project will be well worth it.”

The Coogee Beach Library will be open during lifeguard patrol hours of 7am to 7pm and will be at Coogee Beach until end of February 2015.


Swim Style Crush

I'm crushing on this Lady Liberty one-piece cozzie from Island State

It perfectly reflects my life right now!.. An Aussie girl in New York missing the Down Under summer and lazy beach days but loving all the bright lights, big city action of NYC

Thanks to Island State, I know what I'll be sun-worshipping in (with SPF on!) when I jet back home to Coogee Beach.

I've reserved a spot for it in my Hamptons overnight bag for when the Northern Hemisphere warms up too!

Check out Island State's range of bikinis and one-pieces designed by two globetrotting Aussies and emblazoned with imagery from their travels - think Marrakech, Positano, Santorini, Amalfi Coast, New York City and beyond - on their website. There's boldy-printed resort wear that'll have you mentally booking your next holiday, and cute swim diapers for your mini me.