Aussie beach makes ‘sexy’ list

by admin on September 30th, 2019

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Byron Bay was the sole Aussie beach to get a nod from Forbes Traveller, which compiled the list based on research by their own journalists, and other industry experts including tour planners, meteorologists, hotel owners and marine biologists.

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The north coast New South Wales beach was lauded for its “chalky-white sands, deliciously temperate weather and occasional visits from dolphins and migrating whales”.

Byron Bay’s cosmopolitan population, local festivals and nudist beach were also given the thumbs up.

Forbes Traveller journalist Bruce Kluger said it was difficult to narrow the field to just 25, and that the criteria for the sexiest beaches was a special combination of “sensuality, sassiness and scenic beauty – both geographic and human”.

It’s a description that could fit many of Australia’s beaches, however, no other part of the country’s coastline made the exclusive list.

The snub has already drawn criticism from at least one region that relies heavily on its beaches as one of its biggest tourism drawcards.

Surfers Paradise Management CEO Lilliana Montague today defended the Gold Coast’s 42 beaches in an article in the local newspaper, saying that sexiness was a state of mind.

Tourism Australia chairman Tim Fischer said he believed Byron Bay may have pipped the Gold Coast because it better balanced development with natural beauty.

“Full marks to Byron Bay on what I call the Bold Coast… which stands for Balance Over Licentious Development,” he said.

“I congratulate them on their win and say to all the other beaches, don’t give up… you have plenty to offer, right around Australia.”

Byron Bay ranked alongside other stunning destinations such as Eleuthera in The Bahamas, Lover’s Beach on the Baja Peninsula, and Fiji’s Natadola Beach.

Rio took two of the top 25 places, with Ipanema Beach and Copacabana recognised for their hedonistic atmosphere and plethora of bronzed bodies, and two of Hawaii’s iconic beaches, Ka’anapali and Kauapea, also made the grade.

Europe also featured highly, with the Greek Islands, France, Spain, Cyprus and Italy rating a mention.

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