Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
(4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Best day by far in our Whitsunday holiday. Ocean Rafting's super fast boats and great crew made the day absolutely amazing. The climb to the lookout at Hill Inlet and the view is one of a kind, and no...  more »
  • Wow!!!! What an experience from the lookout to the soft white sand an experience to remember. A must for visitors to the Whitsundays. Certainly a national treasure. 
  • White beach and ride of a lifetime. We arrived with a full-day tour departing from Hamilton Island. Enchanted place where nature is the host with its unique landscapes and animals that can be found (turtles, fish, rays, etc). A short walk through the forest and up the Hill, you can admire the spectacular from above. Close to the main beach of Whitehaven, for Haslewood Island, you can snorkel in a beautiful reef. Would recommend staying the whole day with one of organized tours to different places in relaxation (Beach, forest, reef).
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