Casuarina Beach is located about 12km north of Darwin and is the longest of the 12 beaches of Darwin's irregular shoreline. The white sandy beaches are fringed by Casuarina trees and beautiful sandstone cliffs. Casuarina Beach is so clean and pristine with blue skies and spectacular sunset that takes your breath away. Behind the beaches and dunes are mangroves, monsoon vine thickets, paperback forests and the biggest range of wildlife in the Darwin area. The beach is part of the Casuarina Coastal Reserve where it offers a wide range of recreation amenities as well as a section of nude bathing. The ideal spot to hit the beach is the Dripstone Cliffs or the new dripstone picnic area. There are also a variety of tropical marine life in the rock pools during low tide. At the Casuarina Coastal Reserve, visitors will also be rewarded with the sights of some widelife creatures like the gulls that can be seen along the dunes or soaring overhead.
Mindil Beach is a vibrant beach located near Darwin's central business district. It is Darwin's most famous and popular beach which is backed by the large Mindil Beach Reserve. The beach is 500m long facing west and is bordered by 15m high Myilly and Bullocky points. It consists of a moderately steep 100m wide high tide beach, fronted by 200m wide low tide sand flats. Mindil Beach housed the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets that runs during the dry season of every year. Its main attraction the casino and the markets feature tropical produce, lively beats and some colourful Top End personalities. Tourists can sit on the sand and enjoy a picnic dinner while watching the sun sets over the Timor Sea. The markets' multitude of stalls offer international cuisine, arts, crafts and entertain-ments. The unique combination of great food and electric atmosphere make this getaway destination a must for tourists to visit.
Dundee Beach-Northern Territory
Dundee Beach is a favourite weekender and holiday destination for the increasing numbers of people. It is a coastal town and popular fishing spot 120km south-west of Darwin. The beach is best describe as a Fishermen's Paradise by the locals where many of them owns a beach shack. Some of the famous fishing spots are the nearby Peron Islands, Point Blaze, Finniss River and Bynoe Harbour. Visitors can hang out at the famous Dundee Beach Trailer Boat Club where barbeques and theme nights are hold every month. There are also cooking facilities available as well as campsites and showers. Tourists who are keen fishermen can enjoy the barramundi and blue water safaris organised by the Angler's Choice. Other activities the beach provide are boating, fishing and long walks along the beach for those who just want an easy and relaxing holiday.
Wagait Beach is situated on the Cox Peninsula west of Darwin and can be accessed by a 15 minute ferry trip or a 138km drive through the Cox Peninsula Road(ferry pickups/tranfers are available upon request). The beach is just 4km away from Mandorah which overlooks Darwin Harbour and a popular place for day excursions out of Darwin. Wagait Beach is a fantastic destination for deep sea fishing either from the wharf or beaches. Visitors who prefer the harbour, inlets or tidal creeks can launch their boats from either the Mandorah or Bynoe Harbour boat ramps. Activities like fishing, bird-watching, exploring WW2 relics, beachcombing or just old fashioned relaxing are just some of the things tourists can enjoy in Wagait Beach. The adventurous can take a drive and explore the majestic termite mounds, wetlands filled with birdlife and a hidden natural spring in the tiny pocket of the rainforest.
Fannie Bay Beach-Darwin
Fannie Bay is a famous beach with a great view that is close to the city centre with playgrounds, barbeques and just next to the man-made Lake Alexander. It is a long white beach with wide strip of clean sand and closed to Fannie Gaol Museum and Fannie Bay Race Track. The beach is a popular destination for family outings where a wide grassy strip between the beach and the bike track provide a good area for birthday parties and groups enjoying an outdoor get together. Fannie Bay is just a stones throw away from Lake Alexander, an ideal swimming spot for visitors and also there is a partitioned separate area for kayaks and small boats. An aluminum boardwalk leading off from the Alexander carpark provide visitors access deep into the tidal mangrove forest.
Northern Territory's beaches where midges, crocodiles and stingers are all part of the "sex appeal" receive world wide visitors to revel in its untouched scenery, outstanding ecological bounty and spectacular fishing and beachcoming opportunities.