Australia’s Best Beach 2022 has been named Misery Beach in WA

May Bondi enjoy magic, Byron Celebrities and calm Noosa, but a small stretch of sand with a bloody past defeated the three, and 19 others, to crown Australia. best beach.

Misery Beach near Albany, WIt was red in the blood of slaughtered sperm whales, but since the last whaling station in Australia closed 44 years ago, it has become a safe haven for seals, whales and dolphins.

200 m beach five hours southeast Perth He was named the best in the country on Sunday in a list of 20 compiled by tourism Australian offshore ambassador Brad Farmer.

In second place was Horseshoe Bay New South Wales, with 3rd place awarded for The Spit in Queensland.

South AustraliaFlaherty Beach and Loch Ard Gorge in Victoria They were named the fourth and fifth best beaches in the country, respectively.

The list was made by six beaches in New South Wales – more than any other state or territory – including Murray Beach in Jervis Bay and Kongwong Beach in Sydney.

Tourism Minister Dan Tehan said Mr Farmer had had “one of the toughest jobs in Australia”, narrowing down more than 11,000 candidates to sponsor a selection of “our most stunning beaches that will inspire and excite holidaymakers across Australia and the world”.

Encourage Mr. Tehan local vacationers And international tourists alike to include as many as possible in their itineraries as Australia reopens.

But not everyone agreed on the list.

“There were definitely some pretty intriguing picks in the top 10,” one person said on Twitter.

Horseshoe Bay in New South Wales has been named the second best beach in the country.
Horseshoe Bay in New South Wales has been named the second best beach in the country. credit: Photofreeze/Getty Images / istockphoto

“I’ve been to a lot of beaches and few on the list are anywhere near the best beaches in Australia.

“It seems that it was all based on aesthetics, not ease of use.”

Others were upset that Australia’s best beach is in Washington State, which remains closed to the rest of the country.

“This is why Misery Beach WA was named the best beach in Australia,” said social commentator Prue MacSween.

File photo of Congwong Beach
Also on the list is Congwong Beach in Sydney. credit: AAP

“Well, trying to get there would be miserable because miserable (Prime Minister) Mark McGowan wants to keep all the tourist attractions a mystery to the rest of the world.”

20 best beaches in Australia for 2022

  1. Misery Beach, Washington – Minang County south of Albany
  2. Horseshoe Bay, New South Wales – Dunggatti Country northeast of Kempsey
  3. The Spit, Qld – Bungalong country south of South Stradbroke Island
  4. Flaherty Beach, Sa – Naranga Province, North Waroca
  5. Loch Ard Gorge, Vic – Giraiwurung County, east of Port Campbell
  6. Neck, Tas – Nuenonne Country on Lunnawannalonna (Bruny Island)
  7. Blue Pearl Bay, Qld – Giya Country on Hayman Island in the Whitsundays
  8. Depot Beach, New South Wales – Yuen County north of Batemans Bay
  9. Moraes Beach, Jervis Bay Territory – Yuen / Tharwal Country in Pudiri National Park
  10. Dundee Beach, NT – Larrakia / Wadyiginy Country southwest of Darwin
  11. Dudley Beach, New South Wales – Oapakal area south of Newcastle
  12. Thompsons Beach, Vic – Waveroo / Yorta Yorta Country on the Murray River near Cobram
  13. Coogee Beach, Washington – Wajock area south of Fremantle
  14. Moots Beach, Vic – County Cornay east of Marlow
  15. Alexandria Bay, Qald – Qibi Qibi on the eastern side of Noosa National Park
  16. Emu Bay, SA – On the north side of Kangaroo Island
  17. Wabi Lake, Qld – Puchola town in Kgari (formerly Fraser Island)
  18. Congwong Beach, New South Wales – Eora / Tharawal Country in La Perouse
  19. Jelibin Pond, New South Wales – Dhargh country in the Lower Blue Mountains
  20. Ethel Beach, Christmas Island


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