Australia's most beautiful beach

Australia's Best Beach ... possibly i's the one you have never heard of!

Cossies Beach, located on the Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean, has been named Australia's best beach by beach expert and Tourism Australia Aquatic and Coastal Ambassador, Brad Farmer. 

This is Australia's most westerly point, and almost halfway between WA and Sri Lanka! It is about accessible, though, by a 4.5-hour flight from Perth. The Cocos Keeling Islands are made up of two atolls and 27 coral islands, of which only two are populated. 

Cossies Beach's white sand, turquoise water, and spectacular sea life is truly stunning. You can see plenty from ferry rides which are often escorted by dolphins. Better still, the boats even have a Wifi hotspot so you can share your experience with the world. 



Because the islands have limited visitor capacity, the locals assure visitors that they will never be crowded as they might be on city beaches on the mainland.

Brad Farmer and his colleague, Professor Andy Short, published their benchmark guide to Australia's best beaches in 2012 and have spent the past five months compiling the latest Australia's Best Beaches 2017. 

Prior to Mr Farmer's visit, the beach did not have a name and was referred to as Direction Island, or DI to the locals.

Mr Farmer named the small strip of pristine coast after Australia's 26th Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove, who like Mr Farmer was taken with the area's spectacular beauty on a visit to commemorate the centenary of the Sydney-Emden naval battle in 2014. 

It's all right here: spectacular snorkeling, world-class diving, excellent fishing and the adrenalin-rush of kitesurfing. But, if you need a break, we're assured that the Cocos Keeling Islands are also a deeply tranquil holiday location. Relax on empty beaches, visit uninhabited islands by canoe, watch spectacular birdlife or catch the ferry to Home Island and discover the culture and traditions of the Cocos Malay people.

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