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Australia has over 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new beach everyday for 29 years.
      made by Dayvi


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8 years ago #9505115        
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There is an app for the iPhone called "Beachsafe" that finds the nearest beaches to your current position and provides all sorts of useful information, including current weather, water temperature, and surf conditions, and descriptions of the beaches and their facilities compiled by the Surf Life Saving Association.

Beachsafe catalogues 11,915 separate beaches. That's one per day for over 32 years.

5 years ago #9811663        
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Question is if you can survive the trip, since most of Australia is filled with hostile animals or extreme heat

8 years ago #9584455        
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There is a downside to living in Australia: you get reeeeeaaaaalllllyyyy fussy about your beaches. "Sand was too course", "The waves were too small", "Had to walk too far from the car" or the best one "There were other people on it! Looks like we will have to go somewhere else."

Seriously though, we have good beaches in other parts of the country, but the coast of New South Wales is just amazing. Even the snobiest beach snob in Australia has no trouble finding a good beach there.

The number might sound big, but it gets even bigger when you know that we have some really long beaches: I have been to both the 90 Mile and 80 Mile beaches (yes, that is what they are called and yes, they are actually that long without any rocks to break them up - just sand all the way along). There can be some odd things at some of our beaches. Like there are parts of the country where the tide goes so far out, you cannot see the water from the beach anymore: https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1680&bih=916&q=bells+beach+big+waves&oq=bells+beach+big+waves&gs_l=img.3..0.8279.12333.0.12483.22.13.0.5.5.0.380.1662.2-6j1.7.0....0...1ac.1.64.img..10.12.1664.0..0i8i30k1j0i24k1.2CxjvsITQAA#tbm=isch&q=tidal+flats+derby&imgrc=5a5uOxnzSTnaXM%3A


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6 years ago #9794034        
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I'm going to Australia next year. I'm gonna go to a lot of beaches over there, Straya here I come!

6 years ago #9763693        
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what about smiths beach in victoria?

6 years ago #9763691        
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cowes beach?

6 years ago #9755506        
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Wow.. Australia has 10.000 beaches.. And bali still full with australian tourists.. :D image


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8 years ago #9495708        
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How many of those beaches though have things that want to kill you.

Or at the very least can kill you if irritated enough?


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8 years ago #9476425        
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@roselle
Beaches are love, beaches are life


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roselle

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8 years ago #9476414        
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Man i love beaches. I'd want to live in Australia!


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Karen

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8 years ago #9475171        
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For a better source:

http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/beach

"A beach can be defined as a stretch of sand longer than 20 metres and remaining dry at high tide. Based on this definition, the Coastal Studies Unit at the University of Sydney has counted 10,685 beaches in Australia."

Well, if that's your definition of beach, then it's true :)

Dayvi

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