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7 Best Surfing Beaches in Australia

If you’re looking for some of the top surfing beaches in the world, look no further than the gorgeous land down under. Australia sports an endless number of beaches for surfers of all levels to test out their skills. If a surfing expedition is what you’ve got in mind, you’ll find an abundance of beach-side accommodations to make your stay a comfortable one.

Bells Beach

Bells Beach

Bells Beach

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Bells Beach in Torquay is a popular surfing destination if you’ll be traveling through Australia’s Victoria region. Home to the world-famous surfing event “Rip Curl Pro,” its incredible waves definitely appeal to experienced surfers. There are many cottages and guest homes available for rent near the beach in Torquay, but travelers will also find many hotels and holiday parks along Great Ocean Road as well.

North Narrabeen Beach

North Narrabeen Beach

North Narrabeen Beach

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North Narrabeen Beach is one of the more popular surfing beaches in Sydney, New South Wales. Located the furthest north on the Narrabeen Peninsula, this beach hosts the Coke Classic surfing event that surfers flock to each year. Several nearby hotels and hostels offer comfortable lodging, and for longer stays, travelers to this area may want to consider renting a beachside apartment.

Tamarama Beach

Tamarama Beach

Tamarama Beach

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Another hot beach with extraordinary waves in New South Wales is Tamarama Beach. Also located in Sydney, this beach is sometimes referred to by surfers as “Glamour-ama” beach because it draws a number of scantily-clad sunbathers! Accommodations are plenty in this area – from beach houses and hostels to hotels and five-star resorts, there’s a place right here in Sydney for everyone.

Kirra Beach

Kirra Beach

Kirra Beach

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The preferred beach of the professionals, this Queensland surfing beach in Coolangatta isn’t for the faint of heart. Although this Gold Coast surfing beach does tend to draw a crowd, there are more than enough accommodations in the area including a large selection of cozy beach apartments and cottages and numerous luxury hotels.

Snapper Rocks

Snapper Rocks

Snapper Rocks

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A short distance from Kirra Beach is another stunning Gold Coast beach known as Snapper Rocks. Situated in Rainbow Bay, this beach hosts several surfing events known the world over such as Quicksilver, Rip Curl Masters, Roxy Pro, and MP Classic. This Coolangatta beach is a favorite among celebrity Aussie surfers, and it’s only a short distance from several resorts, beach apartments, and motels that are priced to fit into any budget.

Esperance Beach

Esperance Beach

Esperance Beach

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Located in Australia’s Golden Outback along the western coast of Australia, this beach is known for having the whitest sand on the planet. Its other claim to fame is a wave referred to as Cyclops. Few people have attempted this wave, but almost every experienced surfer knows about it! Accommodations for surfers in this area are plenty – there are several beach houses available for rent, as well as some highly-rated resorts and hotels that are only a stone’s throw away.

Prevelly Park

Prevelly Park

Prevelly Park

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Prevelly Park in Margaret River is a surfing beach you must see to believe. The swells at this beach can reach enormous heights making this a prime surfing spot for experienced boarders. Don’t sweat it if you are just beginning, though – board rental and instruction are both readily available to those who want to learn the tricks of the trade. Accommodations near Prevelly Park include several beach homes for rent, budget hotels, deluxe resorts, and more.

Although several beaches have been mentioned here, the overall list of Australian beaches to choose from is truly endless, and each one affords surfers many convenient accommodations to choose from during their stay. Novice surfers and seasoned professionals can both agree that the beaches here are prime spots to practice their sport, so if a surfing vacation is what you’re looking for – you’ll know where to go.

This guest post was provided by freelance writer for Expedia, Erica Gustafson. She has traveled the world and writes about her experiences, she is not that good of a surfer but when she stayed on the Gold Coast hotel line she ventured onto the beach and tried her luck with surfing.

2 comments
Zach Annegan - August 1, 2012

One day I aim to hit all of these beaches with my board!

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Jason - August 2, 2012

I will never forget when I wiped out at North Narrabeen Beach, so embarrassing!

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