The Gold Coast has a huge range of contenders in the best beach category but the fan favourite is Burleigh Heads with outstanding surf conditions, picturesque walking tracks and a stunning outlook at the headland. Burleigh Beach gives off a tropical vibe that is warmly embraced by the locals. On any given day of the year, the heavily patrolled beach and parklands are busy with families and swimmers enjoying the simple pleasures of a day at the beach.
2. Cable Beach, WA
Location: Broome, WA
Image Credit: Destination WA
In second place sits Broome's Cable Beach in Western Australia. First time visitors are regularly speechless when they try to describe its beauty and it's not hard to see why. Although slowly gaining in commercialism due to rave reviews and Instagram, Cable Beach is famous for its untouched stretch of shoreline and its inspiring sunsets. Unlike other beaches on this list, Cable Beach sits on the Indian Ocean rather than the Pacific and orange hued sunsets are the subject of many photographers' works.
1. Whitehaven Beach, QLD
Location: Whitsunday Island, QLD
Image Credit: Tourism and Event Queensland
The most beautiful beach in Australia as voted by Australians is Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays. Iconic images of white sands and crystal clear waters are what immediately comes to mind when visitors think about the Whitsundays and although it seems to good to be true, it really does look that spectacular in person. The sand is silica, an extremely high purity form of sand with fine grains that make it very soft to touch and the vivid blue waters make it a magical experience.