Oceania's Top 50+ Beaches

  • 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 »

  • Sunnyside North Beach // Australia

    Sunnyside North Beach

    Sunnyside North Beach is the only officially sanctioned nudist beach on the east side of Port Philip Bay, with a clothing-optional rule meaning you can cover up if you choose to.

    It is located between Manmangur Creek and Sunnyside Drive. The creek lies on its southernmost side and separates it from the narrow expanse of Bidwell Beach. On its northern side,… read more »

  • Jibbon Beach // Australia

    Jibbon Beach

    Located at the point at which the southern Sydney suburbs rub up against the Royal National Park, Jibbon Beach and the nearby Little Jibbon Beach face north into the outer reaches of Port Hacking.

    Jibbon Beach is approximately 700 meters in length and made up of clean yellow sands dotted with occasional flat rock protruding up from beneath the surface. Part… read more »

  • Karioitahi Beach // New Zealand

    Karioitahi Beach
    Andrew Lynch

    A black sand beach within the Auckland region, Karioitahi Beach maintains much of its wild nature whilst being something of an adventure playground. On the more sedate side, Karioitahi Beach is known as a good sea fishing spot. In addition, it has become a favourite coastal destination for surfing, horse riding and off-road driving among other activities. A permit is… read more »

  • Miners Beach // Australia

    Miners Beach
    Brian Tolagson

    Backed by grassy bluffs, Miners Beach is a blend of large pebbles and fine light sand. An unofficial nudist beach on the Port Macquarie coastline, it can be reached via the steps leading down from Green Point car park. Its unofficial nature means that police crackdowns on naturist bathing sometimes takes place, although there's rarely large numbers who congregate here.

    Part… read more »

  • Bakers Beach // Australia

    Bakers Beach
    Steven Penton

    Midway along the northern coast of Tasmania, Bakers Beach lies next to a small rural community of the same name with a permanent population of just 60 individuals. Forming an impressive ribbon of golden sand, it runs along the Bass Strait for close to seven kilometres. It has a very slight curve to its otherwise straight appearance as it faces… read more »

  • Mauritius Beach // Australia

    Mauritius Beach
    © Dinkum

    Situated very near the northernmost point of the Exmouth Peninsula, Mauritius Beach is easily reached by road. At its northern end lies the Jurabi Turtle Centre and Ningaloo Lighthouse Holiday Park, while at its southern end it runs continuously into Jims Beach.

    Approximately 400 metres long by 50 metres wide at low tide, Mauritius Beach was declared a clothing… read more »

  • Kings Beach // Australia

    Kings Beach

    Marking the southerly limit of the Sunshine Coast is the town of Caloundra. Home to a number of great beaches, Kings Beach is the pick of the bunch.

    The beach here is a good sized stretch of soft, golden sand backing onto a well-manicured park complete with bandstand and fountain. There's also no shortage of eating options with a choice of… read more »

  • Moffat Beach // Australia

    Moffat Beach
    Tim Bateup

    Not as well-known as neighbouring Sunshine Coast beaches such as Kings Beach and Dicky Beach, Moffat Beach has an altogether different ambience. Popular with locals, it is rarely visited by international travellers, who have historically stuck to the beaches nearer to Brisbane 90 minutes away.

    The distinctive feel of Moffat Beach comes from its blend of luxurious accommodation options, crowd-free reputation… read more »

  • Golden Beach // Australia

    Golden Beach

    Protected from the Pacific swells by a long thin spit of sand forming Ocean Beach, Golden Beach has some of the Sunshine Coast's most sheltered waters. Surfers will probably want to look elsewhere to catch the best breaks as a result. However, it makes Golden Beach an excellent choice for anyone seeking out a family-friendly swimming beach.

    Boating and fishing are… read more »

  • Elwood Beach // Australia

    Elwood Beach
    © Julian Hacker

    Located on the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay to the south of central Melbourne, Elwood Beach is westward facing and known for its sunsets. At other times of day beachgoers are able to enjoy a flat expanse of golden yellow sand linking lawned areas with the warm, calm waters of the bay.

    Not limited to any specific group of beachgoers,… read more »

  • Sorrento Front Beach // Australia

    Sorrento Front Beach
    Alan Samuel

    Situated between the Queenscliff ferry pier on one side and the Western Sister historic site on the other, Sorrento Front Beach runs in a ribbon of beige sand for close to 1.5 kilometres. Named to delineate it from the ocean beach on the opposite side of the Mornington Peninsula, it faces towards the northeast and across Port Phillip Bay.

    Sorrento… read more »

  • Mooloolaba Beach // Australia

    Mooloolaba Beach

    Mooloolaba Beach sits at the heart of Queensland's aptly named Sunshine Coast. 

    The pure white sands here are matched in their beauty by the crystal clear waters, which are often dotted with surfers from the Mooloolaba Surf Club. It's bang in the middle of the beach, and you'll find the lifeguard tower here too - it's manned by volunteers… read more »