Australia is full of deserted, secluded beaches that would be perfect for building a beach bon fire. I have romantic visions of guitar playing, toasting marshmallows and laid back conversations under a starry night. It's one of those simple things in life that I have never checked off my list. There's a couple of reasons - one is it's illegal in Australia to light a fire on the beach and two summer is usually a total fire ban so open fires are prohibited. I often see the remnants of a firepit on the beach left by young, foreign backpackers travelling around Australia. - they don't know the local laws and that's all part of the big Australian adventure for them.