Stokes Bay on Kangaroo Island has been announced as Australia's Best Beach 2023 today by beach expert Brad Farmer for Tourism Australia, and we know exactly why it has come in as number 1.
In a secluded bay on the North Coast of Kangaroo Island, some 50kms from Kingscote sits the unexpecting beach of Stokes Bay. Just getting there is an adventure, as you travel along some of the Island's best coastline. The North Coast is spectacular.
On arrival to Stokes Bay, it could fool people into perhaps keeping on driving. The car park sits amongst the dunes in front of a bouldered beach - not so much to look at here, not even sand. Follow the sign to the Beach though, through a pathway of massive boulders, this adventure builds your excitement, "just what will you find on the other side?" That is a tranquil beach, with pounding surf and a protected giant rockpool.