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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  • Being on the Whitsundays I had to visit this Iconic beach, the ad for QANTAS with the Australian Children's Choir peeked my interest as I've never seen such white sand before! A very pleasant boat tri...  more »
  • Lovely winter views and good for sun baking in winter - the sand is beautiful and white, there are drop toilets on site and you will see some cool wildlife if you look for it  more »
  • I went to visit on a 1/2 day boat trip however I could have stayed there forever. The trip from Daydream island only gave you about 2 hours on the beach which wasn't really long enough. The sand was p...  more »