Is this possibly one of Australia’s best kept secretss? Australia’s best beach has just been name and we bet you have never ever heard of it…..
Newly-named Cossie’s Beach in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands has been ranked the best beach in Australia according to an Australian researcher.
Cossie’s Beach was officially named last Saturday in honour of Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, after he visited the beach in 2014 to commemorate the 100-year battle of the German and Australian Royal Australian Navy.
The Cocos (Keeling) Islands is a remote territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean. Its 2 coral atolls comprise 27 tiny islands with white-sand beaches, palm trees and lagoons. West Island has an airport and a visitor centre. Across the lagoon, the Home Island Museum explores the culture of the resident Cocos Malay people. To the north, the isolated Pulu Keeling National Park has bird colonies and a shipwreck. It has a population of around 574 and…the best beach in Australia.
The best beaches rankings were announced by researcher Brad Farmer who has produced the authoritative book Australia’s Best Beaches and 101 Best Beaches website.
Brad has spent a lifetime exploring and protecting the world’s best beaches. After growing up on Queensland’s Gold Coast, he co-wrote the best seller and first Surfing Guide to Australia in 1985. A pioneer advocate for coastal preservation, he founded Ocean Care Day, the Surfrider Foundation, and the award-winning National, Regional and World Surfing Reserves movements. He has written about beaches for over 30 years, and has been to every accessible beach in Australia. A Global Beach Ambassador for Tourism Australia, he has called many an Australian beach home.
Best Beaches – Top 10
- Cossies Beach, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Indian Ocean
- Nudey Beach, Fitzroy Island, QLD
- Moonee Beach, Coffs Coast, NSW
- Turquoise Bay, Coral Coast, WA
- Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, QLD
- Maslin Beach, Adelaide, SA
- Dolly Beach, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean
- Shelly Beach, Nambucca Coast, NSW
- Boat Harbour Beach, North West Coast, TAS
- Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, VIC
We’d love to know how many you have visited?