Five Queensland Beaches Made The List Of Australia's Top 20 Beaches

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Five Queensland Beaches Made The List Of Australia's Top 20 Beaches

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Beach expert Brad Farmer has done some thorough research and named Australia’s best beaches for 2017. Time for a road trip!


What exactly is a beach expert?, you may ask. Well, Brad Farmer earned his title by personally visiting every single beach in Australia alongside Professor Andy Short, a coastal geomorphologist. These two went to all 11,761 beaches in the country as part of research for their publication: 101 Best Beaches

And five Queensland beaches made the top twenty, which is to be expected really! Nudey Beach, Burleigh Heads, Horseshoe Bay Beach, Long Beach on Great Keppel Island and Ellis Beach all made the list. 

Check out the incredible top ten:

1. Cossies Beach, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean

2. Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, Far North Queensland

3. Moonee Beach, Coffs Coast, NSW

4. Turquoise Bay, Coral Coast, WA

5. Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland

6. Maslin Beach, Adelaide, SA

7. Dolly Beach, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean

8. Shelly Beach, Nambucca Coast, NSW

9. Boat Harbour Beach, North West Coast, Tasmania

10. Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, Victoria

And there were plenty more fabulous locations on the rest of the list:

11. Horseshoe Bay Beach, Capricorn Coast, Queensland
12. Garie Beach, Royal National Park, Sydney, NSW
13. Merewether Beach, Newcastle, NSW
14. Long Beach, Great Keppel Island, Capricorn Coast, Queensland
15. Hawks Nest Beach, Myall Coast, NSW
16. Camp Cove, Sydney, NSW
17. Broken Head Beach, Byron Coast, NSW
18. Narrawallee Beach, Shoalhaven Coast, NSW
19. Dynamite Bay, Coral Coast, WA
20. Ellis Beach, Far North Queensland

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