Coffs Coast, New South Wales
Best Beaches: Sapphire Beach, Emerald Beach, Corindi, Arrawarra, Sawtell Beach
Too often overshadowed by its trendy cousin Byron Bay, the Coffs Coast offers many couples the beach paradise they desire most of all: an empty one. There are more than 90 kilometres of wide, golden beaches here, separated by craggy, rocky headlands and rugged national park.
The beaches with the prettiest names are some of the most beautiful – Sapphire and Emerald beaches just north of Coffs Harbour are gems indeed: think uncrowded, huge expanses of hot, white sand from where whales and dolphins can often be spotted. For those couples who want to make sure they’ll have no company, the northernmost beaches of Arrawarra and Corindi are some of the state’s most pristine, complete with coastal rainforest walks.