Gold Coast's Kirra Beach tops the list for Australia's best hidden, secret beach for travellers

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Why this ‘secret’ beach has been named the BEST in Australia despite many unaware of its existence – so have you heard of it?

  • Kirra Beach on the Gold Coast has been named the best secret beach in Australia
  • A new study revealed the top ten best hidden gem beaches in the country
  • The top ten were the highest rated by travellers and least searched for online 
  • Kirra Beach is just south of the Gold Coast neat the Queensland state border
  • It has unique views of the city skyline, pristine water and stretching white sands 

The ten top ‘secret’ beaches in Australia have been named, with Queensland dominating the list. 

New research of search behaviours found the Gold Coast’s Kirri Beach is the highest rated yet least searched for beach along Australia’s 60,000km coastline.

The stretching Kirra beach has white sands and clear turquoise water and is nestled 40 minutes south of the Gold Coast city centre in Coolangatta.

A new study has revealed Australia's top ten best kept secret beaches with the Gold Coast's Kirra Beach coming in at number one

A new study has revealed Australia’s top ten best kept secret beaches with the Gold Coast’s Kirra Beach coming in at number one 

A study conducted by Mitsubishi Australia found Kirri Beach was highly rated yet least searched for beach along Australia's 60,000km coastline

A study conducted by Mitsubishi Australia found Kirri Beach was highly rated yet least searched for beach along Australia’s 60,000km coastline

At 300 metres long, Kirra Beach can be enjoyed by the masses without feeling crowded and its sandy shore is littered with boulders and lush trees

 At 300 metres long, Kirra Beach can be enjoyed by the masses without feeling crowded and its sandy shore is littered with boulders and lush trees

It is close to some of the coast’s most populated beaches but lies away from the hustle and bustle. 

The pristine beach is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular surfing spots and is relatively safe place to swim as there are usually no rips close to the shore. 

At 300 metres long, Kirra Beach can be enjoyed by the masses without feeling crowded and its sandy shore is littered with boulders and lush trees. 

Its north facing position offers visitors a unique distant view of the Gold Coast skyline, sunrises and sunsets. 

The stretching beach has white sands and clear turquoise water is nestled 40 minutes south of the Gold Coast city centre in Coolangatta, near the Queensland- New South Wales border

The stretching beach has white sands and clear turquoise water is nestled 40 minutes south of the Gold Coast city centre in Coolangatta, near the Queensland- New South Wales border

Its north facing position offers visitors a unique distant view of the Gold Coast skyline, sunrises and sunsets

Its north facing position offers visitors a unique distant view of the Gold Coast skyline, sunrises and sunsets

The pristine beach is one of the Gold Coast's most popular surfing spots and is relatively safe place to swim as there are usually no rips close to the shore

The pristine beach is one of the Gold Coast’s most popular surfing spots and is relatively safe place to swim as there are usually no rips close to the shore

Top 10 hidden gem beach hotspots in Australia

  1. Kirra Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland
  2. Stokes Beach, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
  3. Maroochydore Beach, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
  4. Logans Beach, Warrnambool, Victoria
  5. Lakes Entrance Beach, Gippsland, Victoria
  6. Bennetts Beach, Hawks Nest, New South Wales
  7. Shell Beach, Denham, Western Australia
  8. Hydeaway Bay Beach, Hydeaway Bay, Queensland
  9. Zenith Beach, Greater Newcastle, New South Wales
  10. Shelving Beach, Great Keppel Island, Queensland 

Source: Mitsubishi Australia

Researchers analysed more than 1.1million data points to reveal the best secret beaches in Australia so travellers can avoid the crowds and discover some of the country’s best hidden gems.

The top ten beaches had the highest amount of five-star ratings and the lowest amount of searches online. 

Other beaches on the list included Stokes Beach on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, Logans Beach in Warrnambool, Victoria and Bennetts Beach in Hawks Nest, New South Wales. 

Queensland dominated the top ten with Maroochydore Beach on the Sunshine Coast, Hydeaway Bay Beach and Shelving Beach on Great Keppel Island coming in at number three, eight and 10 respectively. 

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