5 Reasons We Love Australian Beaches

We are so lucky that we grew up in Torquay, on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. We have spent our lives honing our surfing skills in some of the world’s most renowned surf breaks, like Bells Beach and Winkipop, right on our very own doorstep.  From days spent surfing point breaks at home, to adventures across this beautiful country, we’ve explored so many beaches, coastal towns, (not to mention the inland wonders we’ve discovered en route) and can proudly say that Australia is awesome, and rivals anywhere in the world for the best beaches, reef breaks, barrels, point breaks, people, culture and clean environment!

The crew at e3 Products have been all around the world. We have visited relatively unknown locations in faraway lands in pursuit of our passion to explore, engage and enjoy the diversity on offer in the world, but we are Aussie’s through n’ through, and there’s no country we would rather call home.

If you’re considering a trip to Australia, or even if you already live here, dive into E3’s top 5 reasons on why you will love the land downunder.

Clean Bells lines. Pic credit: surfer.com  Main image: Logan’s Beach, Warrnambool, Vic. Pic credit: visitgreatoceanroad.org.au

Clean Bells lines. Pic credit: surfer.com

Main image: Logan’s Beach, Warrnambool, Vic. Pic credit: visitgreatoceanroad.org.au

1.     “Beautiful, uncrowded beaches”
Australia is a land bound by sea, with stretches of coastline that span thousands of km’s. While much of that coast may be uninhabited and inaccessible, there are so many locations to drift away from the masses and score yourself a piece of perfection with no-one else around. Of course, there are crowded parts as well, with some of our most well-known locations like the Gold Coast or Bondi being mecca’s for locals and tourists alike. However, within less than an hour (or even minutes) it’s easy to drift away from the crowds.

Whether you’re a surfer seeking waves or just a little slice of sand to sit down and read a novel in solitude, with a little ingenuity you can always escape the crowds in Australia, no matter which coast you’re exploring. Keen to find out more? Check out this list of Australia’s Top 10 Beaches, as rated by over 10,000 Aussie’s.

The golden sands of Noosa Main Beach. Pic credit: experienceoz.com.au

The golden sands of Noosa Main Beach. Pic credit: experienceoz.com.au

2. “World Class Surf”
Speaking of surf, we’ve got that covered too. Australia is home to three of the events on the World Surf League (Snapper Rocks - Qld, Bells Beach - Vic and Margaret River - WA), and the appeal goes much further than that too. We have it all in Australia – from point breaks to dredging sand bottom peaks, ledgy slabs and barrelling bombies. On offer are spots like these:

  • Outer-reef bombies and ledgy wedges in the south west coast of WA

  • Raw power of the Southern Ocean, try Bells Beach on the Surf Coast and the entire stretch of the Great Ocean Road

  • Sand-bottomed points like Crescent Head and The Pass, Byron Bay 

  • Like punchy reefs? The whole South Coast of NSW is littered with them!

  • South Oz and Tassie have limitless potential if you’re prepared to do the distance and suit up. 

Crescent Head Point is famous for it’s right hand wave, which peels for up to 400 meters in perfect conditions. Pic credit: visitingnsw.com

Crescent Head Point is famous for it’s right hand wave, which peels for up to 400 meters in perfect conditions. Pic credit: visitingnsw.com

3.    “It’s clean!”
If there’s something us Australian’s sometimes take for granted, it’s how clean our environment is! We can drink the tap water, surf and swim freely and cruise the streets with little rubbish blowing about. Unfortunately, in our global travels we’ve discovered that this isn’t always the case and returning home always reiterates the importance of caring from our environment and keeping our land and seas clean. Let’s make sure we keep it this way, and remind ourselves that we really are the lucky country. 

Popular for diving and snorkelling, pristine Boat Harbour Beach on Tasmania’s Nature Isle Coast on the island’s north west. Pic credit: australiangeographic.com.au

Popular for diving and snorkelling, pristine Boat Harbour Beach on Tasmania’s Nature Isle Coast on the island’s north west. Pic credit: australiangeographic.com.au

4. “The People”
Rock up to any beach carpark to check the surf and it’s all but guaranteed you can strike up a conversation with a local about the wind and tide conditions. We are famous for ‘having a yarn’, and beach lookout’s have been the site of great conversation, analysis and mateship for decades – what better place to call your office?

Groms having a yarn about the surf at 13th Beach, Victoria. Pic credit: thirteenthbeachboardriders.com

Groms having a yarn about the surf at 13th Beach, Victoria. Pic credit: thirteenthbeachboardriders.com

5.     “Beach BBQ’s!”
We know how to dine out! With beachside barbeques, picnic shelters and rotunda’s dotted along our coastline, there is no excuse for not dining with a 5 star view. Whilst we may lack truly iconic cuisine in Australia, we make up for it in our approach to fuss free, delicious, and ingenious culinary delights like bbq’s with some of the finest seafood the world has to offer! Lord Howe Island has made it their signature, with communal beach BBQs set in some of the most scenic spots around the island, cut firewood neatly stacked at each BBQ, ready to be enjoyed by families, friends and romantics alike. Take your cue, and pack a picnic this weekend to create your own piece of paradise anywhere in Oz.

Lord Howe’s 11 beautiful beaches are perfectly suited to barbequing outdoors, with their golden sand and spectacular views of the island. Pic credit: luxurylodgesofaustralia.com.au

Lord Howe’s 11 beautiful beaches are perfectly suited to barbequing outdoors, with their golden sand and spectacular views of the island. Pic credit: luxurylodgesofaustralia.com.au

With so much to love about Australia, plan your next trip now, and explore the riches of our beautiful coastline. Head on over to the e3 website to find our range of Australian themed souvenirs to remind you of the places you visit and the adventures you have.  

Spectacular Bondi Beach - tourist mecca and must-visit location. Pic credit: Wise Monkeys Abroad

Spectacular Bondi Beach - tourist mecca and must-visit location. Pic credit: Wise Monkeys Abroad