We love a good beach sesh! Even more-so when we can access a swim friendly beach with our four-wheel-drive. It's just too convenient, shade at the pull of an awning ✔️ ice cold drinks at the opening of a fridge ✔️ allll those toys the kids seem to want to cart along with them, at the ready ✔️
In our many years of travelling this great country, remote and beyond, we've discovered some amazing beaches. So we thought we'd compile a list of our personal TOP 4x4 Accessible Swimming Beaches in Aus.
Rame Head, Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Western Australia
This was one of our most recent discoveries. And wow, what a spectacular beach. It's probably one of the most picturesque beaches hands down. Imagine no crowds, beaches surrounded dense bushland and crystal clear rock pools dotted throughout. The kids absolutely loved it.
Withnell Point, Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia
DHI is a complete dream, end of story. But if you're to ask our favourite beach it would have to be Withnell Point. If this is what stranded on an island looks like, we're all for it. The water is hip height for meters and you're surrounded by amazing marine life, fish, shovel nosed sharks, dolphins, turtles.
Cape Leveque, Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia
It can get pretty hot in northern WA, so you'll find yourself searching for the best spot to park up and cool off. Also known as Kooljaman, Cape Leveque has one of the safest coastal swimming areas in Broome and surrounds. East of the cape is a beach sheltered from the sharks, stingers and crocs. Water temp was also a big bonus factor in making our top 5.
Moreton Island Wrecks, Queensland
We were born in Qld and will always have soft spot for the eastern seaboard. While everyone boasts about Fraser (and yes, it's amazing!) Moreton is stunning and not too far out of Brisbane which makes it the perfect quick getaway from the hustle and bustle. The wrecks are one of a kind and a great place to park up and enjoy a swim or snorkel.
Wedge Island, Western Australia
Wedge is a favourite by many West Australians. It's close proximity to Perth and short access onto the beach makes it the perfect beach day trip. Also, the turquoise water is something else. And from all the times we've been and parked up for the day, this place never gets old.
Well there you have it! I'm sure over time this list will grow and evolve with new journeys and experiences but for now these are our top picks! Would love to hear your favourite Aussie beach and why, drop it in the comments below.