Top beaches to visit around Melbourne, Sydney & Gold Coast


February 2023

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Whether you’re in Melbourne, Sydney, or the Gold Coast, there’s a perfect beach for everyone.

Summer is well and truly here in Australia, and that means it’s time to hit the beach! Whether you’re in Melbourne, Sydney, or the Gold Coast, there’s a perfect beach for everyone. With KINTO Car Share Australia, you can easily explore all the best beaches in the area in comfort. And, if you need a car for a longer period, KINTO offers long-term car share and rental options across Australia from one of their many locations.

While Melbourne is well renowned for its brunch and coffee culture, another of its offerings shouldn’t be overlooked. The beaches in Melbourne are the ideal destination for a hot summer’s day. Here are some of the best beaches to visit in Melbourne this summer.

St Kilda Beach

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This iconic beach is just a short drive from the city and is the best spot for a summer day trip. You can expect a flawless summer vibe and warm waters at St Kilda beach. We recommend heading down early to beat the crowds so you can relax and soak up the sun all day.

Brighton Beach

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This is a must-visit beach if you’re in Melbourne. Brighton Beach is famous for the Brighton Bathing Boxes, which are a popular spot for taking photos. The beach is beautiful and surrounded by many charming cafes and restaurants.

Sorrento Beach

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About an hour and a half from Melbourne’s CBD on the Mornington Peninsula, Sorrento Beach is a gorgeous spot for a day trip. Swim in the clear waters, sunbathe on the soft sand and wander the nearby town.

Sydney is well known for being home to some of the finest beaches in Australia. These are some top picks for beaches to visit in Sydney this summer:

Bondi Beach

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Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Sydney. ‘Bondi’ is an Indigenous word  meaning “noise of water breaking over rocks”, and here you can listen to just that. Trade the buzz of the city to relax on the golden sand, listen to the waves crashing and swim in the clear waters. Bondi Beach is a wonderful spot to spend the day.

Manly Beach

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Another of Sydney’s most known beaches is Manly. If you’re coming from the city, you can take a short ferry ride. Manly Beach is perfect for swimming, learning to surf and sunbathing, as well as a wide range of activities from roller-skating the sidewalks to eating fresh fish and chips to visiting the Manly Sealife Sanctuary.

Coogee Beach

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Loved by eastern locals, Coogee Beach is a family-friendly beach with calm waves for swimmers, beautiful seaside parks for picnickers and plenty of cafes and restaurants within walking distance.

The Gold Coast has some of the most stunning stretches of sand and is one of Australia’s most popular summer destinations. Here are some of the best beaches to visit on the Gold Coast this summer:

Surfers Paradise Beach

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Located in the heart of the Gold Coast, Surfers Paradise is an iconic beach known for its unique skyscraper backdrop, ideal surfing conditions, and it is a great spot for sunbathers. This two-kilometre -long golden strip of sand has plenty of space for visitors to spend their day.


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This is a stunning, family-friendly beach surrounded by green parklands and plenty of cafes and restaurants. It’s a wonderful spot for a day trip with the kids.

Coolangatta Beach

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Coolangatta Beach is located at the southern end of the Gold Coast. This beautiful beach is ideal for relaxing, taking a dip, or, if you have experience, enjoying the surf.

With KINTO Car Share Australia, you can easily explore all these quality beaches this summer. With their car-sharing services and long-term car rental options all across Australia, you can enjoy a hassle-free, beach-filled summer. So why wait? Book your car today and hit the beach!