A well-known stretch named after the sound it makes when your toes hit the sand has edged out shorelines throughout the nation to say the title of Australia’s greatest seashore.
Squeaky Seaside, surrounded by the rugged wilderness of Wilsons Promontory Nationwide Park, has been recognised by Tourism Australia because the nation’s greatest for 2024.
Situated simply three hours drive from Melbourne, ‘Squeaky’ is understood for the “acoustic delight” of compressed quartz and silica sand underfoot, crashing waves and clear waters, and for being enclosed by spectacular granite boulders.
It’s the first time a Victorian seashore has been topped as Australia’s greatest seashore.
The Farm in New South Wales and Australia’s southernmost seashore, Cockle Creek in Tasmania, rounded out the highest three.
The highest ten consists of seashores from all states and the Northern Territory, in addition to Pulu Blan Madar Island on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Lagoon Seaside on Lord Howe Island.
Conservationist and Tourism Australia’s seashore professional Brad Farmer AM joked he had a troublesome and “typically controversial” job of compiling the highest 10.
“The listing of ‘greatest seashores’ attracts headlines each right here in Australia and in key worldwide tourism markets around the globe,” he stated.
“That’s why I take the possibility to uncover a few of these locations that may not be well-known however are house to a few of Australia’s, and for my part, the world’s, greatest seashores.”
The title has beforehand gone to Stokes Bay in SA’s Kangaroo Island, Distress Bay in WA and Cabarita Seaside in NSW took the highest spot again in 2021.
Whereas Queensland could not have topped the listing, it was the one state to have two seashores make it into the highest ten – Cylinder Seaside and Cow Bay.
Australia is house to extra near 12,000 seashores and essentially the most different and various shoreline on the planet.
The very best seashore listing is launched every year and is designed to open up the minds of travellers – each domestically and overseas — and head off the overwhelmed observe to a shoreline they could haven’t thought-about in any other case.
Managing director Philippa Harrison stated Tourism Australia’s analysis constantly confirmed the maintain the nation’s shoreline had on travellers.
“Seashores are one of many biggest drivers of worldwide customer demand to Australia and the vast majority of travellers take pleasure in our aquatic and coastal environments ultimately when they’re right here,” she stated.
As tourism continues to rebound from the pandemic, Tourism Minister Don Farrell stated the listing would assist put Australia “entrance and centre on the world stage”.
“Australia’s seashores are one of the best on the planet, and the listing of ‘Greatest Australian Seashores’ showcases a few of our hidden treasures to travellers right here and overseas,” he stated.
TOP 10 BEST BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA
- Squeaky Seaside, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria
- The Farm (often known as Killalea Seaside), Shellharbour, New South Wales
- Cockle Creek, Tasmania
- Madfish Bay, William Bay Nationwide Park, Western Australia
- Pulu Belan Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
- Cylinder Seaside, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland
- Lagoon Seaside, Lord Howe Island
- Lengthy Seaside, Limestone Coast, South Australia
- Cow Bay, Daintree River/Cape Tribulation, Queensland
- Casuarina Seaside, Darwin, Northern Territory