21 secret beaches in Australia you can escape the crowds to this summer

You can’t get more fun than surf, sand and sun. With more than 50,000km of coastline on offer, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy Australia at its best. But some beaches are wilder than others, plenty are inaccessible, and at this time of year a fair few are too darn overpopulated.

Here are our tips on where to get a beach to yourself this summer… on the proviso you keep them to yourself (and your loved ones)!


QLD Secret Beaches
NSW Secret Beaches
VIC Secret Beaches
TAS Secret Beaches
SA Secret Beaches
WA Secret Beaches
NT Secret Beaches

And former Australian Traveller editor Elisabeth Knowles’s Favourite Secret Beach, it’s Wonboyn in NSW.

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