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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  • Get off your yacht and walk along the beach. That's it. Then get back on your yacht and go somewhere else.  more »
  • Even with the tropical low over the area it was great to see and feel the sand of White Haven! The water was mostly brown because of the run off from the mountain around the area but that was cool bec...  more »
  • Whiteheaven beach is exactly like the name. We bought the half day tour in Viator. We stayed in Airlie beach due to no hotels available in Hamilton beach. The trip is long because the boat stops both ...  more »
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  • Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven beach, Australia:-¬†Different amphibian species incorporate leatherback turtles and comedian angle, the Great Barrier Reef needs no presentation. The world's biggest coral reef framework made out of more than 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands extending for more than 2,300 kilometers over a region of roughly 344,400 square kilometers (133,000 sq mi), the Great Barrier Reef can be seen from space and is the world's greatest single structure made by living creatures.
  • Fantastic spot, sand is hot going to toilets so take some footwear unlike my girlfriend who I told to take her sandals but didn't, so I had to give her my sliders and my feet were burning, even though I was running which was really funny and great source of delight to my girlfriend.
  • This place is a MUST see and is amazing - it is like the sand is whiter than the whitest sand you've ever seen and amongst beautiful scenery and colours and bush
  • Just wow! Went by boat trip (with lots of others and a BBQ lunch) which was good but we also splashed out and went by helicopter. This is the way to do it (if you can afford it - we had saved up) as they take you to a deserted part and is therefore so much better.
  • Genuinely, one of my favourite places in the world. Take a picnic and a few beers and enjoy the view. Have a wander down the beach and marvel at the white sands. Take a dip in the sea. You simply can't not fall in love with this incredible place.
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