The beach has often been a symbol of the myth that Australia is an egalitarian society. On the surface, there is some truth to this idea: the beach is openly accessible for all ethnicities, genders, socio-economic demographics, and so on. Ann Game wrote about Bondi Beach, saying that "no one owns the sun, sea, surf - or everyone, all Australians, own it" (1990, 115). And in Australia, this is relatively accurate: nearly all beaches in the country are managed by local city councils and are open for all people to access. However, this concept relies on a person's ability to physically access the beach. Some recent initiatives are challenging these problems, like this City of Gold Coast scheme (https://goo.gl/jcRujy). Despite these efforts, it is possible to consider the egalitarian myth of the beach as something ultimately idealistic.