A little-known beach located on NSW’s north coast has been dubbed the most beautiful in the nation by those in the know.

Cellito Beach which is located along the Barrington Coast isn’t known by many Aussies and is a stretch of white sand offset by sparkling turquoise waters.

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At the Southern end of the beach, 4WD ‘s are allowed to drive on the sand, making it easy to set up a family day with the kids or do a spot of fishing.

Social media users have dubbed the beach “paradise on eath” and “the best beach in Australia”.

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@barringtoncoast Paddling in paradise #sandbar #barringtoncoast #newsouthwales #seeaustralia #paradise #standuppaddle #australia ♬ Never Had a Chance – Katherine Li

And, Cellito Beach isn’t the only stunning beach in the area, if you continue up the Barrington Coast towards Forster there are a bunch of idyllic stops along the way, including Burgess Beach and Seal Rocks – where Humpback Whales can be spotted swimming in the crystal clear waters.

@barringtoncoast Humpback highway 🐋 📍Seal Rocks #barringtoncoast #sealrocks #whale #whalewatching #fyp #humpbackwhales ♬ Sweet Disposition FeelingBlew – Feelingblew

Cerrito Beach is located a 30 minute drive from the NSW town of Forster.

If you’re located over the other side of Australia, namely in WA, and are looking for a beautiful beach, it’s hard to go past the aptly named  Turquoise Bay which is located in Exmouth. The beach was ranked the second best beach in the world by Big Seven Travel, and was beat out by Costa Rica’s Playa Conchal.

Other Aussie beaches that performed well in the list include Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay, NSW, which reached a respectable 18th. New Zealand also made the list, with the remarkably rocky Koekohe Beach, famous for the Moeraki Boulders, just making it in at 49th.

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