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Best Australian Beach Towns to Live In

If you're hoping to live in a beach community in Australia, you have a number of choices. The most popular beach communities in the area include Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, St. Kilda Beach, Southbank Lagoon, Coogee Beach, and Trigg Beach.

Bondi Beach

Bondi is an Aboriginal word which literally means “noise of water breaking over rocks”. Located just 7 kilometers easter of the business district of Sydney, Bondi Beach is the name for the actual one kilometer long beach front and the surrounding suburbs The neighbouring suburbs include Bondi Junction and North Bondi.

Bondi Beach is ideal for both surfers and families, with the northern end of the beach receiving a gentle rating of 4 by Surf Life Saving Australia and the southern side receiving a rating of 7 due to the rip current. The southern end of Bondi beach is primarily for surfers.

Living in Bondi Beach area gives you a number of cafes, hotels, and restaurants from which to work or visit.

Public schools in the area often visit the beach for a number of science and learning activities

St. Kilda Beach

In St. Kilda Beach, Melbourne, the water is flat and unlike the sprawling harbors of Sydney. Travelling to and from work in Melbourne is often done via the tram, or bike riding through the parks and gardens.

Manly Beach

Located on Sydney's Northern beaches, Manly Beach is a short walk from Shelley Beach and Fairy Bower. The area is known for it's outstanding restaurants, variety of shops, night clubs and dive bars. Many of the residents of Manly Beach area are young people who commute to the city via the main ferry terminal, Circular Quay, which takes about half an hour.

Coogee Beach

Located 8 kilometers south-east of the business district of Sydney, Coogee Beach is a suburb of the City of Randwick. Coogee Beach is popular among swimmers. The area used to be served by Sydney steam tramways but were later replaced by buses. There are routes to Sydney, Bondi Junction, Kingsford, Glebe and Newtown, making the area convenient to live for commuters. Coogee is densely populated with some free-standing houses but mostly apartment buildings. Tourists and backpackers enjoy visiting Coogee Beach.

Southbank Lagoon

In Brisbane, many people choose to live on the beaches known as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. Information technology and financial workers are frequent in the Brisbane areas and a more affordable cost of living.

Trigg Beach – Perth

Considered among the best beach climates in the country, Trigg Beach features warm water and sunshine year round but without the humidity typical of tropical areas. If you must commute to and from work, you'll find the train network is not as crowded as Sydney or Melbourne. Many residents of Trigg Beach drive their cars to the train station and then enjoy a low-stress tram ride into the cities for work.

Beach Life

If you are a huge fan of surfing and spending your time off on the beach, living in a beach community just might be the perfect solution. If you work in nearby cities, you may have to deal with a bit of a commute each day, but planning your location so that it's within an easy commute on the train network can keep it stress free.

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Great article. Australia has some of the best beaches in the world.