Three Australian seashores have cemented their place among the many world’s most extraordinary coastal areas, receiving well-deserved recognition within the prime 50 seashores globally.
Annually, journey web site Massive 7 ranks the world’s 50 greatest seashores, with two of Australia’s coastal wonders making the highest 10 this 12 months: Whitehaven Seaside within the idyllic Whitsundays, and Hyams Seaside in Jervis Bay.
Coming in at No.5 on the record, Whitehaven Seaside is described by Massive 7 as “one of many purest on this planet”.
“The most important of 74 islands within the Whitsundays, the island is correct within the coronary heart of the Nice Barrier Reef,” Massive 7 stated.
“In addition to being one of many world’s most unspoiled and exquisite seashores, the sand doesn’t retain warmth, so it’s a improbable place to stroll barefoot, even on a sizzling day.”
The white silica sand seashore stretches for seven kilometres throughout the island and is a well-liked vacationer vacation spot.
The less-known of the pair to enter the highest 10 on the record is a seaside village situated 180km south of Sydney in Jervis Bay.
“Hyams Seaside is simply three hours south of Sydney, however between its pine forests and white sands, it feels worlds aside,” Massive 7 stated.
“It’s a great spot for snorkelling, due to its light waves, and it’s fashionable with stingrays too. Preserve an eye fixed out for frolicsome dolphins for the final word picture opp.”
Its waters are residence to the Jervis Bay Marine Park and are stuffed with wealthy biodiversity.
Turquoise Bay in Exmouth, Western Australia, is the one different entry within the record at No.16.
Turquoise Bay is understood for its coral reefs, vibrant and various fish and the whale sharks who make the yearly migration to its waters.
“Assume turquoise waters, the softest white sand and glowing views over Ningaloo Reef, famed for its whale sharks,” Massive 7 stated.
“It’s each bit as lovely underwater too, with coral gardens teeming with marine life. Spend the morning snorkelling then stretch out within the solar for a really blissful seashore expertise.”
The record is topped by White Seaside within the Philippines, which might solely be reached by boat or an off-road four-wheel drive journey.
Apparently, just one man-made seashore made this 12 months’s record: Barceloneta Seaside, the preferred seashore in Barcelona, Spain, at No.37.
“It’s not probably the most genuine, actually, it’s fully man-made – its golden sands have been shipped over from Egypt,” Massive 7 stated.
“Nevertheless, it’s heaps of enjoyable with music, seashore bars and volleyball, and it’s surprisingly clear for a metropolis seashore.”
The rating is predicated on aggregated scores from earlier media outcomes, official blue flag areas and contributions from the Massive 7 editorial workforce.