Christmas Beach, a small serene stretch of white sand on the western edge of Coffs Harbour is not the kind of holiday beach you'd expect to find on a travel brochure - this is the warm, dry north. But Christmas Beach is no ordinary beach. With its two-mile stretch of white sandy beach (plus a further twenty-one kilometers of pebble beach on the far side), Christmas Beach was chosen as one of the top 10 best beaches in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine in 2008. The magazine also pointed out that Christmas Beach offers "a complete holiday package, starting with the fun of the waves and swimming, then enjoying the restaurants and shops on the nearby Pacific Ocean Road, before catching the cruise for Australia." In short, Christmas Beach delivers for travellers on all levels - from the die-hard holidaymaker looking for peace and quiet, to the tourist with an eye to adventure. A perfect setting for a relaxing beach vacation, Christmas Beach offers spectacular coastal views, with turquoise blue water and clear azure skies. It's an ideal location for a picnic or a quick coffee break, and if you're planning to spend Christmas Day at the beach, there are several options for accommodation that allow you to spend your holiday in style. The Holiday Inn Beach Resort is conveniently located just a few steps from the sand and has comfortable accommodations for all budgets, while guests may choose to stay at one of the many luxury resorts around the area. There's something for everyone - take in some shopping, take a swim in the ocean, or simply relax and enjoy the view. If you're looking for a family-friendly Christmas beach destination, there are plenty of options in the area, but the hotels and resorts mentioned above are the best options for travellers who want to spend their Christmas day surrounded by nature, surrounded by warmth, with friends and family nearby. As we said, accommodation is flexible, with a range of different types of accommodation available. When choosing a hotel location, remember that it's important to choose accommodation that offers both a relaxing stay, as well as a convenient location close enough to the beach that travelling by car is possible. With a little planning, you can guarantee that your Christmas beach destination will be one that your whole family will cherish for years to come!