Australia’s Best Kept Secret – Hyam’s Beach


So the question sun lovers ask once they’ve touched Down Under is: "What beach is the best one to visit?"

In a country known for its sun, sand, surf and scenery… it seems there are just too many to choose from!

The most popular choice for many holidaymakers is The Whitsundays in Queensland, which has many tropical islands.

And topping the list is Whitehaven Beach. This famous spot boasts the finest sand in the world, and when I say fine, I mean the sand is like talcum powder to walk on.

In fact, it’s so delicate that NASA even pinched some to make the lens for their Hubble Telescope!

But, as I was doing some research about out-of-the-way beaches and hidden gems in Oz, I stumbled across a place that rivals Whitehaven’s tranquility and beauty - and it even has a record of its own!

This hidden wonder is called Hyam's Beach and it holds the Guinness World Record for having the whitest sand in the world.

It’s situated next to the Borderlee National Park, and is close to many campsites in the Jervis Bay region.

The beach is over two kilometres long, and isn't very crowded. Sometimes you will find you have the beach to yourself, but if you’re lucky a kangaroo or wallaby might hop on over for a visit.

There is an abundance of wildlife, walking tracks and marine life, and there are plenty of fish and coral to see while snorkeling in the crystal clear water.

Also, there are many beautiful beaches to visit close by, such as Hussikson, Murray and Cave Beach – although their sand is not so snowy coloured.

And nearby is Berry, the first rural town south of Sydney, which has many restaurants and a few public houses. It's a popular holiday destination for Sydney Siders looking to escape the bustling city life.

And this white coastline couldn’t be situated in a more prominent area, located a three-hour drive south of Sydney. The majority of tourists happen to be Australian, as the place is not very widely advertised.

My conclusion is that the locals are hiding it from us foreigners, and keeping it for themselves.

But I've discovered it, and I'm going to share it with you.