Beaches ranked among best

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Two re­mote West Aus­tralian bays have been named among the 50 best beaches in the world.

FlightNet­work’s World’s 50 Best Beaches list saw travel jour­nal­ists, ed­i­tors, blog­gers and tourism agen­cies can­vassed for their opin­ions.

Beaches were ranked on un­touched beauty, re­mote­ness, sand and wa­ter qual­ity, sun­shine and tem­per­a­ture.

Es­per­ance’s Lucky Bay came in at No.18, and Turquoise Bay near Ex­mouth was ranked 29th.

Turquoise Bay was ranked higher for beauty, re­mote­ness and sand and wa­ter qual­ity, but, ac­cord­ing to the ex­perts, Lucky Bay has more sun­shine and warmer wa­ter tem­per­a­tures. In com­ing to a de­ci­sion, judges said Lucky Bay was rated for the crys­tal blue wa­ters and white sands.

“This beach has been tested to have the whitest sand of all Aus­tralian beaches, cre­at­ing a bright trea­sure cove of gleam­ing sands and crys­tallised wa­ters,” they said.

“A unique des­ti­na­tion for beach­side camp­ing or sea­side boat­ing, visi­tors can ex­pe­ri­ence a new style of beach life while mak­ing friends with the kan­ga­roos who call Lucky (Bay) home.”

The judges said Turquoise Bay had the “purest and most vivid turquoise­c­oloured wa­ters” ex­pe­ri­enced.

Queens­land’s White­haven beach was the best-ranked Aus­tralian beach at No.2 in the world.

Grace Bay off the coast of the US was ranked No.1.

Snorkelling in Turquoise Bay, on Nin­ga­loo Reef.

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