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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  • A beautiful stretch of beach with crystal waters a pure white sand. Very bright with the sun bouncing off the white sand but beautiful. A little bit of shaded seating is available or bring a beach ten...  more »
  • It's a place in heaven. Crystal sands and sea. Abundant sea life, Go to the other side of the island for sting rays and sharks to snorkel , doesn't take long to walk over. Boat drops you in the bay, t...  more »
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  • As the name suggest this was heaven on earth!! I can't believe something like this exist.. So beautiful, so serene. The sand here was as soft and as white as talcum powder.. The water was so clear and clean, words are less to describe the beauty of this place.. I can just say its a must visit for anyone who is planning to visit Australia!! By far the most beautiful beach I have ever come across.. Literal paradise..!
  • What an amazing location. We flew in on a Seaplane and had a picnic on the shore and swam around for a while then flew back to Hamilton Island again. Such a magical location and one I will remember so well. Definitely one of the most whitest cleanest beaches I have visited.

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