– Byron Bay, between Sydney and Brisbane, for an ‘alternative’ beach ball.
– North Stradbroke Island, near Brisbane, for wildlife walks, quiet beaches and good surf.
– Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, great, soft sand, parks and surf.
– Fraser Island’s Lake McKenzie; clear freshwater surrounded by rainforest and the purest white sand.
– Whitehaven, Whitsunday Islands, 6km of powder sand and turquoise water. Considered to be Australia’s best beach by some but not by Bugbog – too far out mate! And what about the jellies?
– USA: the Florida Keys offer the best guarantee of heat and sunshine with smaller beaches.
– Canary Islands (Spain), a grand variety of beaches on offer from action-packed, to big and placid, to secluded and natural.
– South Africa, Camps Bay, with stunning views and easy access from beautiful Capetown, but chilly water.
– Brazil is blessed with many massive, fine beaches, such as Rio’s magnificent Copacabana – perhaps the world’s best city beach, and life is lively and low cost though the seas are usually rough and cold.
Egypt’s famous Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and Dahab as well as Israel‘s rather shabby Eilat now have a lot of competition so prices are low, sun is high, coral is lush and lively, the sea’s warm in November and side trips to superb sites like Luxor are a mass-tourism delight. Ahem.
The Red Sea’s air temperature is generally about 26°C in November (21°C at night) and water temperature is a warm 25°C with very low humidity and almost no chance of rain.