The results are in.
Here are our new top 20 Beaches for 2017.
#2 Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, Far North Coast, QUEENSLAND
#3 Moonee Beach, Coffs Coast NEW SOUTH WALES
#4 Turquoise Bay, Coral Coast, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
#5 Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, QUEENSLAND
#6 Maslin Beach, Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
#7 Dolly Beach, Christmas Island, INDIAN OCEAN
#8 Shelly Beach, Nambucca Coast, NEW SOUTH WALES
#9 Boat Harbour Beach, North West Coast, TASMANIA
#10 Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, VICTORIA
#11 Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bowen Coast, QUEENSLAND
#12 Garie Beach, Royal National Park, Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
#13 Merewether Beach, Newcastle, NEW SOUTH WALES
#14 Long Beach, Great Keppel Island, Capricorn Coast, QUEENSLAND
#15 Hawks Nest Beach, Myall Coast, NEW SOUTH WALES
#16 Camp Cove, Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
#17 Broken Head Beach, Byron Coast, NEW SOUTH WALES
#18 Narrawallee Beach, Shoalhaven Coast, NEW SOUTH WALES
#19 Dynamite Bay, Coral Coast, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
#20 Ellis Beach, Far North Coast, QUEENSLAND
The authors of 101 Best Beaches
Brad Farmer (left), Andy Short (right)
Brad has spent a lifetime exploring and protecting the world’s best beaches. After growing up on Queensland’s Gold Coast, he co-wrote the best seller and first Surfing Guide to Australia in 1985. A pioneer advocate for coastal preservation, he founded Ocean Care Day, the Surfrider Foundation, and the award-winning National, Regional and World Surfing Reserves movements. He has written about beaches for over 30 years, and has been to every accessible beach in Australia. A Global Beach Ambassador for Tourism Australia, he has called many an Australian beach home.
Prof. Andy Short OAM
Professor Andrew Short OAM is widely regarded as the world’s foremost authority on beaches. Author of 12 books and hundreds of scientific publications, he is the beach expert’s expert, Professor Coast as he is sometimes called. After an acclaimed career dedicated to the study of coastal geomorphology, including documenting first hand every single beach in Australia, he now lives near his favourite surfing spot, somewhere on the NSW south coast
About the Book
Brad announcing the #1 beach on Channel 7’s Sunrise program
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