What Beaches to Visit in the Summer?
Summer's just around the corner, and the pristine beaches of Australia's coasts are calling! With over 11,000 beaches along the Australian coast, you're spoiled for choice when choosing a spot to soak up the sun and have a dip in the ocean, but thankfully Tourism Australia has narrowed down the options, letting us know which are the best beaches to plan a trip to this summer.
So grab your togs, slap on your sunscreen and pop your sunnies in your bag (check out our range); it's time to find out which beaches you'll love this Christmas season!
Australia's Best Beaches
The results are in, and Misery Beach in Western Australia has nabbed the top spot for best Australian beaches in 2022. Located near Albany in WA, this 'picture perfect' beach is great for swimmers and sun-soakers alike, set amongst picturesque surroundings. The Federal Minister for Trade chose Australia's top beaches for 2022 from spots in every state and territory, selecting spectacular beaches 'that will inspire and excite holidaymakers all over Australia and the world'.
Another top beach spot that made the list is Horseshoe Bay, located in the idyllic coastal village of South-West rocks in NSW, with spectacular views and a vast shoreline.
The Spit has been heralded as a top choice for Gold Coast beachgoers. This beach is slightly more remote than other list-toppers, offering a chance to escape from the city's bustle, uninterrupted opportunities for quiet bushwalks, surfside reflections, higher-level surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling.
Adelaide natives are invited to take a trip down to Flaherty's beach, a gem located in Southern Australia. With shimmering turquoise waters and powder-white sand, you can soak up the sun and sprawl in the crystal waters of the numerous shallow tidal sandbanks.
If you're taking a trip along the Great Ocean Road this summer, be sure to stop at Loch Ard Gorge, a spot with golden sands, towering limestone cliffs and pristine views. This secluded beach is located within Port Campbell National Park, with crystal water to attract visitors from near and far.
What to Pack in Your Beach Bag
A beach trip is a quintessential part of summer, and soaking up the sun is part of what makes Australian Christmases so special. Don't forget to be sun smart when you head to the beach this season, and ensure you're well covered with SPF 50 when you hit the coast. Are you sorted? Not quite! UV protection isn't just essential for your skin but also for your eyes- sunglasses protect not just your eyelids but also your corneas and retinas.
Wearing sunglasses with built-in UV protection is essential to staying safe this summer. Our sunglasses are polarised and UV400 (100% UVA/UVA) and adhere to Category 3 High Protection against sun glare. Protect your eyes and feel fab with our high-quality, ethically produced sunglasses range.
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