- Aussie beaches are beautiful.
White sand, green headlands, the water and the bush and that endless Aussie blue sky.
- They’re everywhere.
The vast majority of Australia’s population lives near the coast, so most people have access and experience of countless beaches during their lifetime. The city of Sydney alone has numerous Harbour and ocean beaches.
- They’re part of city (and non-city) life.
It took me a long time to adjust to living in Sydney, where for the first time for our family, instead of going on vacation to the beach, the beaches are a regular part of life.
- Kids grow up with love and respect for the ocean
Learning to swim at an early age, a warm climate and a culture that celebrates the experience of being near and in the water.
- The beaches are free and open to all.
No matter what town, what state or what time of year; no matter where you live are where you come from: there’s no resident permit required, no gatehouse barring entry except to an exclusive few and no expensive summer badges necessary. This was another big change from my U.S. experience.
Aussie (and UK) beaches are just free and open to all, throughout the year. So if you’re thinking of visiting Australia, make sure to plan lots of time to relax and explore the country’s magnificent beaches.
Cheers and thanks for reading. Next week’s letter will be from Sydney.