Landscapes - Robert Downie
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Maria Island

The white sand and tranquil waters of Hopeground Beach are found on Maria Island, a remote mountainous island located in the Tasman Sea off the east coast of Tasmania, Australia. Said to have more beaches than any other country, Australia has 10,685 beaches (if defined as a stretch of sand longer than 20 metres (66ft) and remaining dry at high tide) so you could visit a new beach every day for almost 30 years. Maria Island was named in 1642 by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman after Maria van Diemen (née van Aelst). Tasmania, Australia

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