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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  • Most beautiful place I've ever been to! White sand everywhere and cleanest water to swim in, just awesome. We did a tour with Tongarra to the Whitehaven Beach and I recomend it absolutely.  more »
  • Fantastic trip on a comfortable boat with an informative but not boring commentary. We enjoyed ample time on the beautiful pristine beach to have a swim, walk along the beach and sunbake. Great aftern...  more »
  • Whitehaven beach, a must do. However if there's a high tide, be wary you will not see the beautiful swirling sands that they are famous for. I went when there was a high tide, and I wanted to get to t...  more »

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