Have YOU been to Australia's most romantic beach? Dating app reveals the most popular coastal locations for lovers - and some of them might surprise you

  • Nine out of ten Australians think of the beach as synonymous with romance
  • Ahead of Valentine's Day, the most romantic Australian beach spots revealed
  • Elite Singles shares why spending time by the sea can help romance to flow
  • Top ten beaches, including Australia's most romantic spot, are revealed

It should come as no surprise that beach-going and romance go hand-in-hand for most.

And now, for those looking for love, popular dating site, Elite Singles, have shared the most romantic beaches around the country.

Of the 300 people who took part in the questionnaire, 90 per cent revealed the beach and romance were a natural partnership.

Here, FEMAIL shares the list of the top ten beaches in Australia voted the most romantic, and reveals the ultimate spot to plan the perfect Valentine's Day surprise.

Most Australians wouldn't consider embarking on a new romance unless the other person also loved spending time by the sea (pictured: Whitehaven Beach)

Most Australians wouldn't consider embarking on a new romance unless the other person also loved spending time by the sea (pictured: Whitehaven Beach)

1. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland

It should come as no surprise that a pristine stretch of white sand beach complete with glistening blue waters heads up the list of most romantic getaways. 

Not only is the six-kilometre beach championed as one of Australia's most beautiful, it's breathtaking beauty is truly a sight to behold.

For those who love long meandering walks, the coastline stretches into infinity. Or there are an abundance of coves and inlets, perfect for exploring.  

Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, tops the list of the most romantic beach in Australia (pictured)

Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, tops the list of the most romantic beach in Australia (pictured)

The beach's crystal blue sea and glistening white sands couldn't make it a more perfect getaway spot (pictured)

The beach's crystal blue sea and glistening white sands couldn't make it a more perfect getaway spot (pictured)

2.  Main Beach, Noosa, Queensland

With its stretch of pristine coastline, it's no wonder Queensland tops the list twice in a row.

This popular beach enjoys a year-round tropical climate, making it an ideal place to spend some time with your loved one, no matter what your schedule.  

Though it’s probably the least remote beach on this list, its ample facilities and proximity to the town centre make it ideal for a first date, especially if you want to grab a bite after the sun's gone down.

Main Beach, Noosa: The beach enjoys a tropical year round climate so anytime is a great time to spend a few days by the sea (pictured)

Main Beach, Noosa: The beach enjoys a tropical year round climate so anytime is a great time to spend a few days by the sea (pictured)

3. Wineglass Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania

Among those surveyed by Elite Singles, almost 40 per cent revealed overcrowding at beaches was an issue. 

Coming in at third position is Wineglass Bay, a secluded spot in Tasmania that involves a 200-kilometre drive from Hobart, followed by a short hike.

Of course, once you're there, you are well rewarded for your efforts with crystalline waters, bright white sand, and views guaranteed to take your breath away.

Make it a day to remember with a stop off at Freycinet Vineyard en route to pick up that perfect bottle of wine to complement a romantic beach picnic.

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania: A secluded hideaway that takes some effort to get to but is well worth it (pictured)

Wineglass Bay, Tasmania: A secluded hideaway that takes some effort to get to but is well worth it (pictured)

4. Cable Beach, Broome, Western Australia

This 20-kilometre stretch of untouched beauty in Western Australia is what all romantic beach-side dreams are made of.

Spend time with your significant other drinking in the luscious views of the deep blue Indian Ocean set against a backdrop of red ochre cliffs.

And if the mood strikes, it's also possible to enjoy a camel ride - at dawn or dusk - along with the shoreline of this stretch of untamed natural wonder.

Cable Beach, Western Australia: This slice of untouched beauty offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean (pictured)

Cable Beach, Western Australia: This slice of untouched beauty offers sweeping views of the Indian Ocean (pictured)

5. Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, NSW

For a special spot in the wilderness, Hyams Beach in New South Wales may well be the perfect place.

Surrounded by the Booderee National Park, the beach itself - famed for its still aquamarine waters - is part of the wider cove of Jervis Bay.

For romance seekers, Hyams Beach also offers a more off-beat getaway with shore-side fisherman's cottages available to rent.

Hyams Beach, NSW: With sunsets like these, romance can only but flourish (pictured)

Hyams Beach, NSW: With sunsets like these, romance can only but flourish (pictured)

6. Half Moon Bay, Black Rock, Victoria

If love is built on the simple pleasures, then it's no wonder nearly 50 per cent of those taking part in the survey said taking a stroll had the power to set hearts ablaze.

Half Moon Bay in Victoria is not only a stunning spot to enjoy a coastal walk, but if you're of a more adventurous mind, there's snorkelling on offer too.

The picturesque crescent-shaped beach which sits nestled alongside the cliffs of Red Bluff has been described by some as 'a little slice of heaven'.

Half Moon Bay, Victoria: Described by some as 'a slice of heaven' (pictured)

Half Moon Bay, Victoria: Described by some as 'a slice of heaven' (pictured)

7. Lizard Island, Queensland

For romantics looking for the ultimate private beach-side getaway, Queensland's Lizard Island couldn't be more perfect.

Though it takes some planning to get there, you'll first need to travel to Cairns, then fly for an hour to the island, you'll be duly rewarded with the true majesty and scale of the reef.

Hailed as one of the great wonders of the world, Lizard Island visitors looking for love, won't leave disappointed.

Lizard Island, Queensland: Breathtaking views of the reef make this special spot one of the most treasured on the list (pictured)

Lizard Island, Queensland: Breathtaking views of the reef make this special spot one of the most treasured on the list (pictured)

8. Main Beach, Bryon Bay

With its chilled beachy vibe, Bryon Bay makes a great place for romance seekers looking for a relaxed way to spend their holidays.

The beach comes with stunning views of distant mountains and on a good day sightings of passing whales and dolphins.

While white sands and clear blue waters are a given, this is one of Byron Bay's most popular beaches, visited by people from all over the globe.

Main Beach, Byron Bay: This popular beach in Byron Bay is the perfect place for romance seekers looking for a chilled way to spend some time together (pictured)

Main Beach, Byron Bay: This popular beach in Byron Bay is the perfect place for romance seekers looking for a chilled way to spend some time together (pictured)

9. Port Willunga, South Australia

Described as one of the most 'beautiful beaches in the world' by one Yelp visitor, this hidden gem is one worth making the effort to get to.

'Beautiful old cliffs wrap around a gorgeous bay and it makes you feel like you're totally hidden away from the world,' wrote the reviewer on the site.

As well as crystal clear waters, those seeking romance can take their time to explore caves hidden within nooks of the cliffs.

'These are dotted all along the beach and are the perfect place for a picnic or an afternoon snooze!'

Port Willunga, South Australia: A hidden gem that's been described as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (pictured)

Port Willunga, South Australia: A hidden gem that's been described as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (pictured)

10. Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory National Park, Victoria

This iconic beach, which sits among the bushland of Wilson's Promontory National Park, is famed for its turquoise waters, set on a stretch of stunning white sand. 

Those wanting to take in the sights of Squeaky Beach will need to make their way through coastal scrub, before jumping a little stream en route to the beach.

Squeaky Beach, Victoria: The remote and rugged beach is famed for its turquoise waters and stunning white sand (pictured)

Squeaky Beach, Victoria: The remote and rugged beach is famed for its turquoise waters and stunning white sand (pictured)

This remote beach offers stunning views of distant islands and the granite-studded headlands, or the more adventurous can explore caves nestled within huge boulders at the beach's more northern end.

Those looking for a picture perfect moment should consider a visit at dusk to watch the changing hues at sunset.