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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  • I still like my Sunshine Coast Beaches best. And I live there in paradise!!. NQ is in the tropics. Take care {Sunburn, insects, DO NOT SWIM THERE IN SUMMER Irucanji Jelly Fish Oh yes Solti Crocks. BUT...  more »
  • This beach has no infrastructure which has no need. She alone is sensational ... white sand, turquoise sea c/perfect temperature. We spent the afternoon in the water c/snorkel ... the time flew, did Sun, it rained and people remained in the water. Our tour boat was not up to the tip (seems to be even more beautiful) but was very professional and provided lycra clothes to protect of mãe d ' água. I liked the conscious attitude, when we left, we went through a hose p/not taking sand away. Worth much the ride!
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  • This has got to be one of the best sights i have ever seen we done a 3 day sailing trip onto whtihaven beach and it is absolutly stunning had a great time on the boat and the views were out of this wo...  more »