Beach holidays

The best beach holiday destinations in Australia

Whether you're looking to catch a wave in Coffs Harbour or relax on the sand in Cairns, our guide to Australia's top beach holiday destinations has you covered. Find out more and book your next adventure with us today!

Woolgoolga Beach, Coffs Harbour

Looking to escape the summer rush? Hop on a flight to Coffs Harbour and take things slow at Woolgoolga Beach. During the day, enjoy uninterrupted sunshine from the sand before wandering into town for a bite to eat from one of the laidback local cafés. After dark, wind down with a round at the Seaview Tavern or, to see another side of Coffs, take the short trip over to Sawtell and hop between hole-in-the-wall wine bars and cocktail lounges.

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast

A favourite among local surfers, Burleigh Heads is the place to go for good waves on the Gold Coast. If you're keen to learn how to surf like a pro, book a lesson with the Godfathers of the Ocean or, if you'd rather learn at your own pace, pick up a board for the duration of your stay from Action Outdoor Hire. Not the surfing type? No worries. With Tallebudgera Creek just moments from the coast, you can always enjoy a swim without the swell on a hot day.

Port Willunga, Adelaide

If you haven't explored the South Australian coast, you'll want to visit Port Willunga before it starts trending on every traveller's to-do list. For unbeatable views of the beach, hike along the headland and snap a photo from above. Then, from the golden cliffs, wander down to the sand and cool off in one of the secluded rock pools that populate the stunning shoreline.

Scarborough Beach, Perth

Home to crystal clear water, white sand and welcoming locals, Scarborough is the beach to beat in Perth. And with a wide range of cafés and beach bars overlooking the ocean, even a rare change in weather couldn't spoil your holiday. Still not convinced? Hop on a flight to Perth with us and see for yourself why Western Australians wouldn't have it any other way.

Clifton Beach, Cairns

Surrounded by Far North Queensland's best rock pools and rainforests, Clifton Beach is a welcomed bonus for travellers planning a trip to the tropics. While many of Cairns beaches are off-limits for swimmers, Clifton Beach has a netted off area making it the go-to spot for those looking to make a splash on a hot day.

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