Inspiration Explore Condé Nast Traveller Names Australia's Palm Cove the Best Beach in the World for 2024

Condé Nast Traveller Names Australia's Palm Cove the Best Beach in the World for 2024

An aerial shot of The Reef House resort in Palm Cove, recently named the best beach in the world by Conde Nast Traveler - Luxury Escapes

Flourishing wildlife, stunning natural landscapes and a charming cobble-paved esplanade have earned Queensland's Palm Cove the prestigious title of the world's best beach, according to Condé Nast Traveller.

Queensland's Palm Cove has been honoured as the best beach in the world by Condé Nast Traveller, with the magazine highlighting the region's charming palm trees, stunning tropical climate and pristine sandy shores as standout features.

Nestled in the north of the sunshine state, close to Cairns, Palm Cove offers "the epitome of a tropical paradise" and remains refreshingly devoid of the usual beach crowds. Visitors can easily spot dolphins and whales from the iconic jetty and enjoy proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Three other Australian coastal destinations made it into the top 10, including Byron Bay’s immensely popular Wategos Beach, Sydney’s spectacular Mona Vale Beach and chic Noosa Beach. Just across the pond, New Zealand’s South Island beach Awaroa claimed tenth position.

Find the full list of the world's best beaches here and check out the top 10 below.

1. Palm Cove Beach, Australia

2. Honopu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

3. Breckon, Shetland, United Kingdom

4. Wategos Beach, Australia

5. Ora Beach, Indonesia

6. Mona Vale Beach, Australia

7. Dune du Pilat, France

8. Noosa Beach, Australia

9. Awaroa, South Island, New Zealand

10. Die Plaat, South Africa

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