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Why Australia has the best beaches (from the man who’s been to every one)

November 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

Maroubra Beach, Sydney, Australia

Theres one person whos been to every beach in Australia – all 12,000 of them. It’s Professor Andy Short, Director of the Coastal Studies Unit at the University of Sydney. In this interview Andy explains how he came to visit every one and why Australia has the world’s best beaches – by far.

Audio: Interview with Prof Andrew Short on why Australia’s beaches are best.

Useful link: How Australia got the world’s best beaches (Herald article)

Photo: Not bad for the middle of Australia’s largest city hey? The infamous ‘Bra’ – Maroubra Beach. My local. (Where I go to wake up in the morning.) Shot by betta design.

Tags: Coast · Oceans · Places · Podcasts

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mel richardson // Dec 7, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Hello Environment Show

    I find it a little hard to believe that anyone could visit 12,000 beaches. Even if he went to one perday, every day, it would take 3 years to visit only 1000. is this guy 100 years old or pulling our legs?

  • 2 Phil Stubbs // Dec 7, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Actually it is true. He was commissioned by Lifesaving Australia to do it and he’s written scientific material and papers on it. And yes, it did take him years.

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