How do you judge a top beach? Is it the colour and clarity of the water, the temperature of the water, the colour and consistency of the sand, the length of the beach, the exclusivity, the facilities, the waves or palm trees fringing the shores? Apparently Tripadvisor has put together millions of reviews and have come up with their top 10 Australian beaches.
By analysing millions of travellers’s reviews, TripAdvisor recently released its best beaches in Australia list for its 2017 Travellers’ Choice awards with some surprising (and not so surprising) results. Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island has once again come in at number one, whilst there are couple of little unknown ones like Turquoise Bay in Exmouth,WA and Emily Bay on Norfolk Island.
Here are TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Australian Beaches:
I have visited 8 out of the 10 beaches on the list and can vouch for their beauty, however I’m surprised that Manly Beach in Sydney would make the list and also The Strand in Townsville. If you look further down the list (that actually extends to a total of 25 beaches), I noticed a couple of exceptional beaches that really should have been further up the list. Namely, Greens Pool in Denmark WA (see main photo), Cape Le Grand National Park, Esperance WA, Byron Bay NSW, Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW and Palm Cove Beach Qld, deserved to be further up the list.
Also of note is that no beaches from Tasmania, Victoria or South Australia made the list. Beaches like Horseshoe Bay in Freycinet National Park, Tas, Anglesea or Lorne Beach on the Great Ocean Road, Vic or one of the beaches on Kangaroo Island, SA, should have rated a mention.
However, keeping in mind that the majority of travellers coming to Australia from overseas or domestic travellers would in all probability visit the beaches in the main cities and easy to get to destinations, like the Gold Coast, Sydney and the Sunshine Coast. Considering this the choices are not at all surprising.
If you wish to read the full list see TripAdvisor Top 25 Beaches – Australia
What do you think? Are these top 10 Australian Beaches worthy of making the list?
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 4 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now 60. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland. She enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, movies, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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