Oceania's Top 100+ Beaches

  • Yallingup Beach // Australia

    Yallingup Beach

    Meaning "place of love" in the Wardandi aboriginal language, Yallingup Beach couldn't be better named. The wide sands here gently slope into the lapping waves of the Indian Ocean, the beach faces west, making it an ideal spot for a sundowner or romantic cuddle at sun set.

    The beach is reached via a concrete staircase leading down from the car park… read more »

  • Meelup Beach // Australia

    Meelup Beach
    David Jones

    Meelup Beach is a 400m long strip of sand at the mouth of the Meelup Brook situated in a small and secluded valley inlet.

    Getting to Meelup Beach is easy as it is just 10 minutes from the small town of Dunsborough, however it can be busy. There is road access to the car park and a grassy picnic area… read more »

  • Shell Beach // Australia

    Shell Beach
    Dan Nevill

    Part of Francois Peron National Park and Shark Bay World Heritage Site, aptly-named Shell Beach is covered in nothing by cockle shells for at least 60 kilometres (exact measurements vary), and to a depth of up to 10 metres, so don't arrive expecting to find sand!

    One of only two beaches like this in the world, Shell Beach is the result… read more »

  • Middleton Beach // Australia

    Middleton Beach
    Daryle Phillips

    Middleton Beach takes its name from Captain Middleton who brought Governor James Stirling to Western Australia back in 1934. Interestingly, he was an ancestor of Kate Middleton, better known as the Duchess of Cambridge and wife of Prince William, the future king of England.

    Protected by the islands and headland in King George Sound, waves are gentle and ideal for… read more »

  • Burns Beach // Australia

    Burns Beach
    Andrew Owens

    Burns Beach is a firm favourite with families as it is just 30 minutes north from Perth on the Mitchell Freeway. You can even get here by train to Joondalup and then by local bus in less than an hour.

    Burns is a sheltered 2 km beach backed by white calcarenite cliffs reaching 10-15m in height. Steps lead down from… read more »

  • Eighty Mile Beach // Australia

    Eighty Mile Beach

    Located between Port Hedland and Broome, Eighty Mile Beach parallels the Great Northern Highway and is Western Australia's longest uninterrupted beach.

    Despite its name, it actually extends for 137 miles (220km) and was formerly known as 90-Mile Beach, so it's probably got a bit of an identity crisis.

    However you look at it, this endless sandy beach is a paradise for… read more »

  • Kirra Beach // Australia

    Kirra Beach
    © Nathan Cowley

    An urban beach found in the neighbourhood of Coolangatta, part of Queensland's Gold Coast, Kirra Beach is a relaxed and down to earth destination that continues to exude the surf vibe that made it famous around the world.

    Beyond its globally-renowned breaks, suitable for intermediate and expert boarders, protection from southerly winds means Kirra Beach is also a great place to… read more »

  • Wharton Beach // Australia

    Wharton Beach
    © alfotokunst

    Located within Cape Le Grand National Park, around an hour's driving time from Esperance, Wharton Beach is best known for its surf. Facing south and forming a semicircle 4.5 kilometres in total length, this white-sand beach is home to some of the areas most consistent and manageable waves. The waves tend to be best towards the centre and western end… read more »

  • Blue Haven Beach // Australia

    Blue Haven Beach
    Graeme Churchard

    Blue Haven Beach gets its name by being more protected from the wind than many of its neighbouring reaches of white sand, as well as from having exquisite blue waters. Accessed via Twilight Beach Road, Blue Haven Beach begins its run of 1.4 kilometres on the western side of Chapmans Peak, and continues until it meets a headland of solid… read more »

  • Emu Point Beach // Australia

    Emu Point Beach

    Officially rated as one of the cleanest beaches in Western Australia, Emu Point Beach is located on the state's southern coast close to the town of Albany. A small beach by Australian standards, it helps guard the narrow inlet of Frenchman Bay linking Oyster Harbour to King George Sound.

    The beaches mix of grassy landscaping shaded by mature trees and calm… read more »

  • Misery Beach // Australia

    Misery Beach
    David Jones

    Don't be put off by the name, for Misery Beach is anything but a misery. Looking north over Frenchman Bay from a southern slither of land, Misery Beach is largely sheltered from the region's prevailing winds, making it a good choice whatever the weather.

    Close to Torndirrup, its white sands run for 200 metres, and are met by a granite headland… read more »