I think most Australians are by nature slight beach snobs. When I am travelling overseas, the locals proudly show off their beaches and there is always a little part of me that thinks "It's OK, but only OK" or even sometimes "You call that a beach". There are always a few exceptions. The Italian Riviera was pretty gorgeous in places and I did find some of the beaches in West Ireland beautiful. I have never been to Greece or the Caribbean and they look fabulous. I am sure there are other spots that hopefully I will discover some time. Largely though, I haven't found anything better than Australia.
I wonder if it is simply because we have so much beach. We are the world's largest island with a relatively small population, and so that leaves a lot of coastline to be enjoyed. Except for a few of the iconic beaches like Bondi you never jostle for towel space.
Or is it because our coastline is so varied? We have coral islands, granite cliffs, warm water, cold water, no waves and world class surf all in the one country.
Australia also has accessible beaches. You do not have to be rich and famous to holiday by the sea. There are still camping grounds where you can pitch a tent with a world class view.
My favourite beaches in the world are still on the southern coast of Western Australia. They have granite rocks and silvery sand so fine it resembles talculm powder.
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