A slice of the Caribbean in your own backyard: Aussies put a secluded beach with sparkling turquoise waters at the top of their must-visit inland travel list
- Travelers put a remote Australian beach at the top of their bucket list
- Turquoise Bay has captivated Aussies since it was featured in a TikTok video
- It is just south of the small seaside town of Exmouth, 1310km north of Perth
- The bay was named the sixth most beautiful beach in the world by TripAdvisor in 2021
Holiday-starved Australians are putting a secluded beach on the northern tip of Western Australia at the top of their bucket list.
Turquoise Bay has captivated travelers ever since it was featured in a TikTok video by Sydney photographer Adam Rikys, who regularly highlights off-the-beaten-path destinations on his social media accounts.
Located 1310 kilometers north of Perth, the beach was voted the sixth most beautiful beach in the world in February as part of TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards – and it’s not hard to see why.
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Turquoise Bay (pictured) has captivated travelers since it was featured in a TikTok video by Sydney photographer Adam Rikys
The glistening waters of the bay offer world-class snorkeling, with coral, fish, turtles and other intriguing marine life clearly visible just yards from the white sand beaches.
The beach served as the backdrop for a recent Ark Swimwear campaign featuring top Australian models, including Natalie Roser.
The bay is often ravaged by strong currents, so anyone wishing to dive into the sea is advised to exercise caution.
Mr. Rikys’ video of the beach, which has been viewed 15,200 times since it was posted online on July 17, quickly gained widespread acclaim.
The beach served as the backdrop for a recent Ark Swimwear campaign featuring top Australian models, including Natalie Roser (right)
The glistening waters of the bay offer world-class snorkeling, with coral, fish, turtles and other intriguing marine life clearly visible just yards from the white sand beaches
“Ah, that’s just beautiful,” a woman replied.
A second said: ‘We go here every year and it never gets boring.’
Another called it ‘the best beach I’ve ever been to’.
Last week, Mr. Rikys had another secluded beach on his TikTok account, which he called “the best beach you’ve probably never heard of.”
Flaherty’s Beach at Point Turton, 232 kilometers west of Adelaide, has crystal clear waters and pristine white sand that looks more like something you’d expect in the Maldives than on a peninsula in South Australia.
Travelers race to a remote beach called Australia’s ‘most beautiful’ (pictured)
Flaherty’s is one of the few South Australian beaches you can drive to, but it is only suitable for 4WD vehicles.
Dogs are also allowed on the beach, making the ‘hidden gem’ a favorite with local families.
Comments on Instagram describe the location as ‘breathtaking’ and reminiscent of a tropical island.
Sydney photographer Adam Rikys showed off Flaherty’s Beach, SA (pictured) in a recent TikTok video titled ‘the best beach you’ve probably never heard of’
Mr. Rikys’ video, which has been viewed 78,000 times since it was posted online on July 7, quickly received stunned reactions.
“Omg thank you so much for sharing this!” wrote a woman.
‘Went here after the November shutdown, absolutely beautiful beach,’ said a second, while a third added, ‘Wow, this is amazing.’
Another called it ‘Australia’s best beach’, while others tagged their friends and said, ‘We have to go here.’