A small seaside town on the south coast of New South Wales has the “whitest sand in the world” according to a travel writer and the Guinness Book of Records.

A small seaside town on the south coast of New South Wales has the “whitest sand in the world” according to a travel writer and the Guinness Book of Records.

In a list of the world’s best beaches, chosen by people who live by the ocean, Hyams Beach was chosen by globaltravelwriters.com journalist Karen Halabi in the Guardian article.

“It’s hard to name a best beach in Australia because beaches are what we do best,” she said.

Located three hours south of Sydney, Hyams Beach is also said to have “the clearest water in Australia”, she added.

Ms Halabi said the transparent waters are perfect for snorkelling, diving, swimming and fishing and visitors can often sit back and see a dolphin go by.

Kangaroos are also an attraction on the beach and she recommends hiring a beach cottage to sit on the deck and watch the wildlife.

The beach is bordered by Booderee National Park, Botanic Gardens and the Jervis Bay National Park and according to Tourismjervisbay.com, the location has an “abundance” of native birdlife, animals and plants.

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