“Our land is gird by sea”  says the National anthem of Australia.   It sure is, nearly 36,000km before adding in all the islands, that equals a lot of sand and beaches and due to the geology of the continent, a lot of those beaches have lovely white sand.

Over the years local tourism bodies have made self-proclamations to have “the whitest”  sands in the country, some have even gone so far as stating “the world”!

The only solution to the squabble was to bring in the scientists – The National Committee on Soil and Terrain – for the definitive last word.

Regardless of the winner,  all these beaches should be on your (beach) bucket list.

The winner isLucky Bay and Hellfire Bay

Cape Le Grand National Park – Western Australia.

In fact, any of the beaches in the Cape Le Grand National Park could take out 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th, but they aren’t greedy, first spot is enough for them.     Photo credit: Andrew Watson

 

2. Tallebudgera Beach – Gold Coast – Queensland

Photo credit: destinationgoldcoast.com

 

3. Whitehaven Beach – Whitsundays – Queensland

                                                                           Photo Credit: Whitsunday.com

 

4. Squeaky Beach – Wilson’s Promontory National Park – Victoria

Photo Credit: Visit Victoria

 

5. Boat Harbour Beach – Tasmania

Photo credit: Discover Tasmania

 

6. Hyams Beach – Jervis Bay – New South Wales

Photo credit: Visit NSW

 

7. Bromby Island – Arnhem Land – Northern Territory

 

8. Henley Beach – South Australia

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Shelley Richardson

Shelley has been working in the travel industry for over 30 years, in aviation, for tour operators and for the last three years for DriveNow. Having travelled extensively worldwide, alone, as a couple and with her family, Shelley has experience to share about how to make the most of your holiday

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