15 Breathtaking Beaches That Will Make You Want to Go to Australia Immediately

Australia consistently ranks high on the list of the world's happiest countries, which may or may not be related to the fact that the country has over 10,000 surfable beaches. Yes 10,000. Some have been deemed the world's best getaway spots. Visiting these beautiful coastal gems have inspired many environmental groups in Australia in their efforts to preserve the untouched land.

If you have 27 years to spare, you could visit each one. But if that's not up your alley, we've cut it down for you. Check out these beautiful 15 beaches that will make you want to want to book a flight to Australia immediately:

1. William Town Beach

Ares Nguyen

2. Fraser Island Beach


3. Whitehaven Beach


4. Hyams Beach

Jonas Smith

5. Aldinga Beach

Stephen Barber

6. Smalley's Beach

Tatiania, Flickr

7. Bondi Beach

Hai Linh Truong

8. Cape Tribulation Beach

Angelo Failla

9. Shelley Beach

Steve Lacey

10. Woolami Beach

Steve Lacy

11. Long Reef Beach

Sinead Friel

12. Norah Head Beach

Richard Taylor

13. Merewether Beach

Duncan Rawlson

14. St. Kilda Beach

James Jardine

15. Byron Beach

Shadow-or-Light, Flickr