So you're freshly waxed, your spray tan is glowing and you need a place to flaunt it? We share the Australian beaches that we love, and know you will love too. Whether it’s sunbathing, fishing or water sports, come and indulge yourself at one of our top 7 mesmerising picks…
7. Ned's Beach, NSW
Located on Lord Howe Island, just north of New South Wales, Ned's Beach stuns with its picturesque views. With plenty of opportunities to interact with the marine life, from daily fish feeding to snorkelling activities, there is lots of family fun to be had!
6. Sorrento Beach, VIC
Victoria's Mornington Peninsula is the perfect destination for a quick getaway. With world class wineries, restaurants and the Peninsula Hot Springs in close proximity, it's no wonder Sorrento Back Beach is growing in popularity.
5. Burleigh Heads, QLD
Found in the heart of the sunny Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads is renowned for its excellent surfing conditions and scenic National Park. This beach is not just for our active butterflies- whether you can surf or not, the beach attracts plenty of attention with ocean front dining, unique cafe culture and friendly locals.
4. Bells Beach, VIC
Victoria's Great Ocean Road is the home to many of Victoria's best beaches, however, Bells Beach is definitely a crowd favourite and stand out. The Bells Beach Rip Curl Pro Surf and Music Festival will take care of all your entertainment needs in the month of January so clear that social calendar!
3. Bondi Beach, NSW
Needing little introduction, Bondi Beach is one of Australia's most well-known and visited tourist destinations attracting thousands of people every year! Only seven kilometres out of Sydney's CBD, you won’t be short of things to see or do after you soak up the sun.
2. Cable Beach, WA
With tranquil rolling waves Cable Beach boasts 22 kilometres of pure white sand and turquoise blue water that makes for the perfect romantic getaway. After you’ve spent a day relaxing in the water treat yourself to the popular camel ride along the beach whilst you watch the sun set over the Indian Ocean.
1. Whitehaven Beach, QLD
Not just our top pick but crowned one of the world's best beaches, Whitehaven Beach is quite simply heaven on earth. Located on the largest of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, the beach's crystal clear waters and breathtaking scenery are sure to create an unforgettable experience. This is definitely one that has to be seen to be believed!
So what are you waiting for butterflies? Fill the esky, gather your loved ones and unwind at one of these Australian treasures! Psst don’t forget to slip, slop, slap!
Contributed by Brazilian Butterfly Epping