11/29/2012 11:30 am ET Updated Jan 29, 2013

The Best Beaches In Australia

With more than 10,000 beaches around its shores, Australia leads the way when it comes to incredible sand and surf. Some beaches are playgrounds for marine and other wildlife, and the most beautiful beaches are so expansive or remote that you don't have to fight for towel space. Here's an at-a-glance - but by no means exhaustive - list of some of Australia's top beaches, exceptional for their surfing, swimming, wildlife and beauty.

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