Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

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If you could visit only one beach in the Whitsundays, it most likely would be Whitehaven Beach. One of the most photographed beaches in Australia, 7 km (4.35 mi) of soft white-silica sand on Whitsunday Island meet ocean water featuring every shade of blue. Head for Hill Inlet on the northern end to watch the tide mix sand and sea into large blue-and-white swirls. Get an overhead perspective from Tongue Point. You can join boat tours to the beach, fly above it on a seaplane or helicopter, or travel here on your own and camp for the night on the beach's southern end. Arrange your visit to Whitehaven Beach and discover more family-friendly attractions in Whitsunday Island using our Whitsunday Island vacation route planner.
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  • This truly is a stunning beach. Miles of white sands with warm and calm waters to swim. Paddling can be done close to tge shore edge but gets deep fairly quickly. We needed sting suits to ensure we we...  more »
  • We went on this heavenly beach is by boat, enjoying a nice walk listening to the scricchilio of the feet in the sand (seeing is believing), and flies with a small light aircraft in order to appreciate in full from above. Truly beautiful and unforgettable.
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  • We traveled here with Ocean Rafting. We really lucked out. The weather was fantastic and the beach looked incredible. They say that it looks different every day as the beach changes. I truly think we ...  more »

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