A secluded bay in South Australia has been crowned the best beach in Australia, edging out popular destinations in NSW and Queensland.
Secluded SA beach ranked best in Australia
It is home to one of the most famous wine regions in the country and for the first time ever, South Australia has claimed the award for Australia’s best beach.
The picturesque and secluded Stokes Bay beat almost 12,000 beaches nationwide to be crowned Australia’s best beach for 2023 as judged by Tourism Australia beach ambassador Brad Farmer.
Touted by locals as Kangaroo Island’s “hidden gem” and hailed for its family-friendly appeal, Stokes Bay features a tidal swimming pool that makes it ideal for wading and snorkelling.
Second place went to NSW’s Boomerang Beach, near Forster on the mid-north coast, with Rainbow Beach, on Queensland’s Cooloola coast, third.