Exmouth’s Turquoise Bay Has Been Named The Best Beach In The South Pacific

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Exmouth’s Turquoise Bay Has Been Named The Best Beach In The South Pacific

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Turquoise Bay takes out the best beach in the South Pacific in Travelers’ Choice Awards

Boy, WA is really making a splash.

Albany’s Misery Beach just recently took out the best beach in Australia, and now Exmouth’s very own Turquoise Bay has been crowned the number one beach in the South Pacific in Tripadvisors Traveler’s Choice Awards, not to mention snagging third place for the best beaches in the entire world.

Broome’s stunning Cable Beach also got some recognition coming in at second place in the South Pacific and 11th in the world.

Really, it comes as no surprise to us fellow West Aussies, we already knew our beaches were the best- but we’ll take the official title.

Turquoise Bay: What You Need To Know

Seems it’s time for a trip towards the coral coast to have your breath taken away by Turquoise Bay’s sparkling beauty. Seriously, it looks like a real-life postcard.

Part of the Cape Range National Park, Turquoise Bay is about 60 km’s out of the Exmouth township along Yardie Creek Road.

Turquoise Bay

Snorkelling here is a necessary requirement. Its squeaky white sand and crystal blue waters lead into the iconic Ningaloo Reef, brimming with vibrant coral and an array of sea life from turtles to stingrays to colourful schools of fish. The best part is there’s hardly any work required to see it all because you can drift snorkel pretty easily here by jumping in at the Southern end and letting the current float you over the reef- lazy snorkelling for the win! Just make sure you check the conditions if you’re not a confident swimmer, the currents can get pretty strong.

If you’re more of a land lover it’s still equally enjoyable as you perch up on a spot in the sand with an umbrella and book in hand to soak in some of the most glorious beach views in the world.

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Top 10 beaches in the South Pacific for 2022

  1. Turquoise Bay – Exmouth, Australia
  2. Cable Beach – Broome, Australia 
  3. Kaiteriteri Beach – Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
  4. Greens Pool – Denmark, Australia
  5. Matira Beach – Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  6. Emily Bay – Norfolk Island, Australia
  7. Mooloolaba Beach – Mooloolaba, Australia
  8. Cape Le Grand National Park – Esperance, Australia
  9. Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Island, Australia
  10. Tahunanui Beach – Nelson, New Zealand

Top 10 beaches in the world for 2022

  1. Grace Bay Beach – Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
  2. Varadero Beach – Varadero, Cuba
  3. Turquoise Bay – Exmouth, Australia
  4. Quarta Praia – Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
  5. Eagle Beach – Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba
  6. Radhanagar Beach – Havelock Island, India
  7. Baía do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
  8. Trunk Bay Beach – Virgin Islands National Park, U.S. Virgin Islands
  9. Baía dos Golfinhos – Praia da Pipa, Brazil
  10. Spiaggia dei Conigli – Lampedusa, Italy

Feature Image: @mavic_ops

Take in more of WA with our Western Australia travel guide on SoPerth.com.au.