101 Best Australian Beaches (Paperback)

By Brad Farmer, Andrew Short

University of New South Wales Press, 9781742233222, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2012

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Written by a marine scientist and a surfing activist, this superbly illustrated and thoroughly researched book will encourage visitors and natives alike to explore the Australian coast. "Which Australian beach is made entirely of shells?" "Which beach has the biggest waves? Where is the world's biggest sand dune? Where do loggerhead turtles come to lay their eggs? Why does Australia have the best beaches on the planet?" Answering these and many other questions, this book provides useful information and fascinating stories about Australia's 11,761 mainland beaches.

About the Author

Andrew Short is a beach expert and the author of 12 books, including "The Australia Coast," and hundreds of scientific publications on the subject. Brad Farmer is the coauthor of the first "Surfing Guide to Australia "and the founder of Ocean Care Day, the Surfrider Foundation, and the National and World Surfing Reserves movements. He has written for "Tracks" magazine for 25 years and has been to every accessible beach in Australia.