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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. Using our custom trip planner, Whitsunday Island attractions like Whitehaven Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great scenery at lookouts and very nice to swim can't get much better day out then out here, it is a must see place when visiting Airlie 
    Great scenery at lookouts and very nice to swim can't get much better day out then out here, it is a must see place when visiting Airlie  more »
  • Luke and Seb from Hamilton Island Air flew us to Whitehaven by Helicopter. We had the most enjoyable experience, great, professional, yet fun and educational pilots, We had high expectations, but... 
    Luke and Seb from Hamilton Island Air flew us to Whitehaven by Helicopter. We had the most enjoyable experience, great, professional, yet fun and educational pilots, We had high expectations, but...  more »
  • Nice white sand beach. Clear pristine water. Beautiful view point a few minutes walk away for pictures. You can get there by cruise or private transfer. Cons: not much shade, not able to swim during....  more
    Nice white sand beach. Clear pristine water. Beautiful view point a few minutes walk away for pictures. You can get there by cruise or private transfer. Cons: not much shade, not able to swim during....  more »
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  • A very impressive location. You feel you are in a special place. Beautiful beach, lovely blue water, white sand.. A delight to swim at or to stroll along the beach. It can get crowded at times, so be prepared for that. If you want secluded beach, probably best to go a a private boat trip to another beach location on one of the islands. The boat trip there and back is well worth it.
  • Never ever tire of this place especially being there with good friends… Whitehaven Beach always so changing … Nice, clean Jeweley again … Crystal clear water … Soft silicone sand .. The third most popular photographed place in Australia… Ahhh my cup is well & truly full .. If you haven’t ever been to the beautiful Whitsundays islands in beautiful Qld … I highly recommend it ! Queensland.. beautiful one day, perfect the next for sure
  • Regularly voted as one of the most picturesque beaches in the world. Whitehaven beach has stunning white sand contrasting the vivid, crystal clear water. The beach stretches for a wide arch. This remote location means there are few crowds. Highly recommend visiting this beach, by sea or by air.
  • It is indeed the best beach in the world. Absolutely stunning.
  • Whitehaven Beach is named as the best beaches in the world (By TripAdvisor in Year 2021).  This is third most visited place in Australia. The beach has very soft white sand which is very good for our skin. We had been instructed not to carry this sand back home. The beach has crystal clear water. Unfortunately NO FOOD or DRINKING WATER is available at the beach. Make sure bring your own food or pre-order with your tour. Visit of this beach was an amazing experience.

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