75 Mile Beach
Fraser Island, Queensland
Why it made our list: This is pretty much the most Australian beach on this list, except for the miles part. Why? Because this straight strip of sand on Fraser Island's east coast is an official highway for 4WDs. Smart use of space! It's also a landing strip for tour planes. That's OK! It's also home to packs of wild (and sometimes aggressive) dingoes. Hide your baby! It's also infested with tiger and bull sharks. Must we go on? The currents are vicious... Stingers...
Bonus: Should you feel the need to cool off when you're on the beach (and, God forbid, you don't want to die), head to one of Fraser Island's over 100 freshwater lakes, Eli Creek, or the Champagne Pools, where the ocean waters are protected from sharks and stingers by volcanic rocks.
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Elspeth Velten is a contributing writer for Thrillist who learned the hard way about rogue bluebottle tentacles in the waters off of Western Australia. Welts for weeks. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.