Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
(4.7/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Words cannot describe how idyllic this beach is. We took a helicopter flight from Hamilton Island, flying over the Great Barrier Reef (including the famous heart Reef) then stopped off at Whitehaven B...  more »
  • I was completely taken aback with this beach. I have seen many a beautiful beach around the world, but none compare to Whitehaven. 
  • The whitest sand I have ever seen plus the sea deliciously hot! This surely is among one of the most beautiful places I've visited. Worth every second
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