19.07.2010 Australia, Perth, Western Australia, New South Wales, Sydney

There are few vacations quite as comfortable as those spent on warm beaches or swimming in lovely oceans, and an Australia beach vacation is one of the best examples to be found of this kind of enjoyable luxury. With a multitude of beautiful and powerful wildlife, a surplus of gorgeous sandy beaches and clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling, Australia should be high on the list for anyone seeking the ever-popular dream of fun in the sun.

With that in mind, here are three of Australia’s better-known beaches, and the wonderful reasons a traveler should try to visit each in his or her time down under.

Sydney, New South Wales

The beaches around the city of Sydney are some of Australia’s most famous. They include bustling urban beaches right on the city front, complete with access to all the fine dining and beautiful culture that Sydney is known for, as well as fine beaches a bit further out, such as the calmer and more relaxed Coogee beach (perfect for those who are eager to escape some of the bustle while staying fairly close to big city life).

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Byron Bay is a delightful choice for the travel-minded vacationer. The coast is home to some of the most beautiful and interesting lighthouses in the world, and is a fine escape from the more developed areas for those eager for a bit of wild living. In particular, marine life can be seen easily from the shore and while snorkeling.

Perth, Western Australia

Perth is home to one of the more exciting beaches for Australian vacationers-goers — the lively and party-oriented Scarborough Beach. Home to a vibrant beach-party and surfing culture, it’s a fantastic place to meet new friends, try out an exciting new sport in wind or kite surfing and have an all around good time in the company of friendly locals and fellow travelers from abroad.

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