I have a love/hate relationship with thongs (or flip flops depending on where you live). It is Australia’s national footwear of choice and many have an emotional attachment to the rubber toe sandals. On Australia Day, Thong Throwing competitions are part of the activities!
One of my favourite spots in the whole wide world would have to be Gerringong on the NSW South Coast. halfway between Kiama and Berri. We have a beach shack here (read 70s caravan) and we go as often as we can.