The Basin Beach
Previously named Australia’s top beach, an award not easy to come by in a country with 25,000 kilometres of coast, The Basin is just ten minutes from the main settlement of Thomson Bay.
Edged by rocks and a fragile dune system, The Basin’s sparkling sands slip into shallows that have long attracted swimmers, while its less-sheltered offshore reaches are a major attraction for surfers.
At the peak of the surfing season, during the cooler months, The Basin hosts a series of major surf competitions, although the break conditions can vary quite widely and depend on what exactly the swell and wind combine to do on any given day.
- Diving & snorkelling
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