|Cossies Beach, Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Photo: Rik Soderlund|
It’s official: Australia’s best beach is …drum roll… probably nowhere you’ve ever been.
This week past saw a chat with beach expert Brad Farmer, who has
ventured across Australia, boardies on, notebook in hand, to find our
best beach. His new book lists the top 101 beaches in Australia.
beaches, and the best beach is the newly named Cossies Beach on the tiny
Cocos (Keeling) Islands, about 4.5 hours north-west of Perth.
island group is on the extreme fringe of our marine waters, and better
known for border patrols than beach patrols.
private equity funds, he says. He worked with Tourism Australia, which
says the value of our beaches to the economy need to be appreciated, and
outpost, Christmas Island. Some people will roll their eyes that the
Gold Coast is underrepresented, or that Bondi should be top o’ list. But
I think it’s refreshing that we explore past the everyday.
actually go and explore. Go a little further, open your eyes, explore.”