The TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards have indicated which Australian beaches voters love the best. Whether you’re looking for an investment property in a growth area or where to spend the Christmas break, these five spots are sure to give you a burst of inspiration for both.
Manly Beach is this year’s favourite.
Manly Beach, Sydney
Sydney’s Northern Beaches have long been a hotspot for investors and Manly Beach has taken out the top spot as Australia’s best beach, as voted by travellers. With waves prized by surfers across the globe, world-class dining venues and the ability to get there via a scenic ferry ride from the city, it’s really no surprise.
Surfers Paradise Beach, Gold Coast
In terms of lifestyle, Surfers Paradise is a self-contained hub of both leisure and convenience.
Iconic Surfers Paradise Beach never fails to impress visitors and the popular holiday destination took out second place. In terms of lifestyle, Surfers Paradise is a self-contained hub of both leisure and convenience. Tourism is a backbone of the economy here and, especially since the 2018 Commonwealth Games, investment in infrastructure and transport has been on the rise, along with interest from property investors.
Mooloolaba Beach, Sunshine Coast
Mooloolaba offers a charming, laid-back vibe to go with its pristine stretch of sand that ranked within the top 10 Aussie beaches. A favourite for family holidays, this is a place that combines the glamour of its oceanfront promenade with big-name attractions, while maintaining a small town appeal. Along with that, a rapidly growing population and competitive property prices on the Sunshine Coast ensures it’s on the radar for savvy investors.
Byron Bay has certainly been in the spotlight lately, namely as Australia’s most expensive place to buy property, with the fastest growth rate in median house prices. It was only a matter of time, with celebrities flocking to the former hippy town that’s transformed into one of the world’s top beach playgrounds. Luckily for investors, the surrounding Northern Rivers region, including Ballina, is on the rise with significant infrastructure growth, just a short drive from this famous beach.
Newcastle’s Merewether Beach is on the rise.
Merewether Beach, Newcastle
Perhaps a surprise entry in the top 25 beaches, Newcastle’s Merewether Beach is finally getting the global attention it deserves. With the picturesque Merewether Ocean Baths, the historic Surf House and panoramic views galore on the doorstep of great shopping and dining options, it’s ready-made for holidays. Just two hours from Sydney, Newcastle has rapidly grown into a self-contained coastal city, with its own airport, university and hospital to go with significant lifestyle perks for residents - and, consequently, investors.
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