This is an A-1 Gold Star Paradise located in the Indian Ocean, roughly midway between Australia and Sri Lanka. The Territory of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, also called Cocos Islands and Keeling Islands, is a territory of Australia. The beaches are spectacular.
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Did your favourite make the cut? Incredible beach that you’ve probably never heard of is named Australia’s best – as Bondi fails to make the top 20
- Beach expert Brad Farmer released his book, 101 Best Beaches 2017, with Cossies Beach taking the top spot
- It is a remote beach in the Indian Ocean, 3,000 km north-west of Perth, and can be reached by a 4.5hr flight
- Cossies was named after Australian Governor-General Peter Cosgrove in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Natural beauty has landed a remote beach in the Indian Ocean the prestigious title of Australia’s best beach.
Tourism Australia’s beach ambassador Brad Farmer released his book on Saturday, 101 Best Beaches 2017, crowning Cossies Beach – named after Governor-General Peter Cosgrove – in the Cocos Islands as the country’s top sandy shore.
‘It’s as near to perfect as a beach can be,’ Farmer said, comparing it to the Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays.
Farmer has been writing about beaches for the past 30 years and has seen about 4,000 Australian beaches in his lifetime.
With his colleague Professor Andy Short, a coastal geomorphologist, Farmer spent almost half a year trekking around Australia’s coastline to assess the nation’s top beaches.
|Territory of Australia|
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|14 km2 (5 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
• July 2014 estimate
|43/km2 (111.4/sq mi))|