An unknown beach has taken out the top spot in a new list that ranks the cream of the country’s spectacular coastline. The top-ranked spot on Brad Farmer's list of Australia's 101 Best Beaches for 2017 is a four-and-a-half hour flight from Perth in the Indian Ocean. The founder of Ocean Care Day and the Surfriders Foundation, Mr. Farmer spent five months researching Australia's 11,761 beaches to compile his list with the help of Sydney University coastal studies expert Professor Andrew Short. He said the key criteria for making the list was the location had to possess "authentic and compelling attributes" along with a beach one would recommend to a friend." Find out more.