Photo Friday: Beaches Of Australia

I’ve had a week of throwbacks to Australia this week, which was started by a friend on Twitter asking people to post their favourite beach photos. I thought of Thailand, I thought of Portugal – I even thought of Scotland. But the one I couldn’t get my mind away from was Australia, and therein lay a problem: which beach?

Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia

I chose Rainbow Beach, mostly because I adore this photo of Ash, but oh boy did it make me want to go back.

Then I had a chat with a friend about how much we loved Melbourne despite her growing up in Sydney and refusing to believe Melbourne could be better, I’ve been catching up with one of my close friends in Brisbane, I found out the pub I worked at for a few weeks has been sold on to new owners, and then another Australian friend posted a pregnancy announcement. All in all, I would LOVE to go back to Australia right now. (Okay, maybe not right now given that for once, they’re in lockdown and we’re not.)

Australia has 12,000 beaches, so I think it’s safe to say I will never see them all. There’s quite a famous “fun fact” about Australia that if you visited one new beach every day, it would take you 32 years to see them all.

Sounds like a life worth living, if you ask me. After all, Australian beaches are legendary.

Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Bondi Beach, which we loved, despite how touristy it is.

Anyway, I haven’t been to all 12,000 beaches (in fact, I haven’t even been to the west coast, where many of Australia’s best beaches are) but here are a few that we have been to!

Surfer's Paradise, Australia
Surfers Paradise
Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia
Rainbow Beach
Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia
A final one of Rainbow Beach
Fraser Island sand highway, Queensland, Australia
Sand highway, Fraser Island
Maheno shipwreck, Fraser Island, Australia
Shipwreck on Fraser Island
Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island, Australia
Lake Mackenzie, also Fraser Island

In case you couldn’t tell, we love Fraser Island. Read more about our time there here!

Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Airlie Beach
Manly beach, Sydney, Australia
Manly Beach, Sydney
Noosa beach, Queensland, Australia
Noosa Beach
Noosa national park, Queensland, Australia
Noosa National Park
Noosa beach, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Noosa main beach
Christmas on the beach, Noosa, Australia
Christmas in Noosa!
Horseshoe Bay, Bowen, Australia
Horseshoe Bay, Bowen
Horseshoe Bay, Bowen, Australia
The rocks at Horseshoe Bay, Bowen
Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Australia
Another Horseshoe Bay – Magnetic Island
View over Horseshoe Bay from the Forts Walk, Magnetic Island, Australia
Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island from above
Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Port Macqaurie
South Bank, Brisbane, Australia
South Bank, Brisbane
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Port Douglas, Queensland
Kangaroo beach sunrise, Cape Hillsborough, Mackay, Australia
Kangaroo at Cape Hillsborough
Cape Hillsborough beach, Mackay, Australia
Cape Hillsborough, near Mackay
Whitehaven beach, Whitsundays, Australia
Whitehaven beach, Whitsundays
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Australia
Whitehaven beach, Whitsundays
Mission Beach, Australia
Mission Beach – lots of people sky dive here and land on the beach!
Etty Bay, Australia
Etty Bay – we hoped to see cassowaries here but we missed one by ten minutes!
Etty Bay, Australia
Etty Bay
Fraser Island, Australia
Another view of the sand highway on Fraser Island

And finally… another couple of pics from Rainbow Beach, because looking back, it’s actually a really scenic beach.

Rainbow Beach, Australia
Jumping out of the way of a car on Rainbow Beach!
Rainbow Beach, Australia

So – who wants a beach day?!


7 thoughts on “Photo Friday: Beaches Of Australia

  1. Considering that I grew up near the beach in Los Angeles (and visited several throughout the city), I think I’ve been spoiled by its beauty, to the point that I’ve set high standards for other beaches in other parts of the world…but I think Australia’s definitely are up there in terms of pristine coastline and water, and I’d like to check them out someday (as well as the entire country/continent)! Thanks for sharing your photos of your lovely time there. 🙂


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