Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

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. Using our custom trip planner, Whitsunday Island attractions like Whitehaven Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The best beach in the world, very clean,clear warm water with fine silicon sand, breathtaking scenery!!!!!  more »
  • Not worth the trouble or time or money to get there. Please find a local beach and support that financially! I went with my family and yes I had a good time but I could of had the same good time at an...  more »
  • Well it’s definitely one of the most beautiful beautiful not just picture perfect you just to come and experience it yourself.  more »
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  • It's a pretty nice beach! There's nothing going on here though. We arrived, enjoyed the white sand and swam a bit, then left. Not really worth any effort in my books, but my partner found it pretty.
  • A must visit when your up the rop of Australia. The tell you that the sand is white and 90% silica, but what I didn't know until I visited Whitehaven beach my self was that the sand was finer than castor sugar. It sticks to every thing. The beautiful beach, crystal clear blue water was an amazing experience. We would like to return and do the day pass which takes you for a walk to the look out where you see the sand swirling around at low tide.
  • Whitehaven Beach is just paradise. Its pure white powdery sand is unforgettable! Definitely a must-visit!!
  • Simply stunning pure silica sand beach with crystal clear waters. I've been to some beautiful beaches in my lifetime, from Bali to Zanzibar, but this blows everything out of the water! With Whitehaven spanning 7 km, you could have a stretch all to urself, build castles out of the softest, smoothest sand nature has to offer or play beach volley with some mates. Enjoy nature at its absolute finest!
  • HEAVEN ON EARTH. Hopefully if you visit you will see this place on a clear day. Clouds in the sky add for nice composition for photos. It’s really a spectacular place that’s photogenic beyond description.

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