5 Of The Best Beach Holiday Getaways

September 29, 2014

With only three months left until Christmas it’s about time you started organising your holidays (if you haven’t already done so).  And what better place to spend Christmas than at the beach soaking up the sun?  So here’s five top beachside towns to consider for the Christmas holidays.

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Torquay, Victoria

Home to famous Bells Beach and the start of the Great Ocean Road, Torquay is Victoria’s surfing capital and the birthplace of the Quiksilver and Rip Curl brands.  In this quaint beachside town there are an abundance of surfing shops, a surfing museum, a spectacular coastal walk and a number of great spots for snorkelling or diving.  The best way to enjoy Torquay is to pitch a tent at the coastal camping ground which is within easy walking distance of all the attractions, then sit back and relax.

1770 & Agnes Waters, Queensland

These towns located on the sub-tropical coast of Queensland enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year and are the perfect spot for some fun in the sun.  If you’re into getting off the beaten track and exploring then bring your 4WD and set out to find some of the best beaches in Australia.  Surrounded by national parks these towns have an abundance of activities such as fishing, diving, surfing and hiking but the best thing to do here is absolutely nothing at all.

Merimbula, New South Wales

This coastal town on the sapphire coast is a great spot for families, having a theme park on the beach called Magic Mountain.  It features a roller coaster, waterslide, mini golf and mini grand prix track.  The town itself is surrounded by natural bush, providing the perfect spot for bushwalking and of course the beaches at Merimbula are sparkling gems, perfect for surfing, canoeing, boating, fishing and diving.

Yallingup, Western Australia

This relaxed town in the south-west region of Western Australia is home to pristine beaches and limestone caves.  The beaches are well known spots for surfing and fishing while the surrounding areas are alive with wineries, art galleries and day spas.  Explore the Canal Rocks that stretch between Yallingup and Margaret River and stroll along the boardwalk for unforgettable views of the granite rocks and the ocean.

Glenelg, South Australia

One of Adelaide’s favourite white sandy beaches would have to be Glenelg, easily reached via the tram, just 10km from the city.  With gentle waves it’s a perfect spot for swimming making it a great family seaside location.  It’s a renowned spot to swim with the dolphins and when you’re done you can spend your days browsing the abundance of shops, museums, galleries, cafes and restaurants that Glenelg has to offer.

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