18th Best Beach in Australia

Diamond Head makes it to the top 20 of 101 Best Beaches.

The most northern beach on the Barrington Coast, Diamond Head has been named number 18 on this year’s 101 Best Beaches to visit in 2020.

The list is compiled by conservationist Brad Farmer, who has spent his life visiting and studying more than 4000 of the country’s nearly 12,000 beaches. Mr Farmer’s criteria for his 2020 list was “affordable, accessible and authentic” beaches that he hopes people will seek out and visit.

Diamond Head’s dramatic coastal character and welcoming charm (especially from the local kangaroos!) made it crack the top 20 for the first time.

This isn’t the first time a Barrington Coast beach has made the top 20 with Seal Rocks 6th (2018) and Hawks Nest Beach 15th (2017) featuring.

Top 20 beaches for 2020:

  1. Cabarita beach (NSW)
  2. Currumbin Beach (QLD)
  3. Minnamurra beach (NSW)
  4. Maria Island (TAS)
  5. Cape Tribulation (QLD)
  6. Brighton Beach (VIC)
  7. Betty’s Beach (WA)
  8. Southport Beach (SA)
  9. Wagga Wagga (NSW)
  10. Lake McKenzie (QLD)
  11. The Basin (WA)
  12. Fingal Bay (NSW)
  13. Smith’s Beach (WA)
  14. Ned’s Beach (NSW)
  15. Quobba (WA)
  16. Cossies Beach (Cocos Islands)
  17. Lake Tyers (VIC)
  18. Diamond Head (NSW)
  19. Pondalowie (SA)
  20. Killiecrankie Beach (TAS)
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