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Whitehaven Beach

Phone: 4945 3967


Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world. Sink your feet into the sand and wade into the warm waves that gently lap the shore and you'll soon realise why people come here from all over the world.

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. Many people claim Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach are the most beautiful places they've ever seen. The lookout at Tongue Point is the best spot from which to view the swirling sands of Hill Inlet, so if you don't mind a short bushwalk, book your Whitehaven tour with an operator that visits the lookout.

Whitehaven Beach can be experienced in several ways. If you're interested in a day trip there are ferries, yachts, power boats and luxury cruising yachts that depart from Airlie Beach. A variety of sailing companies also offer multi-day charters that include a memorable visit to Whitehaven Beach.

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Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Airlie Beach

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"The best beach you'll ever see in your life"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 4 days ago

"This is The best beach you'll ever see in your life. The water the sand, the colors are breathtaking" more »

TravelerOana, New Jersey


5/5 Excellent Reviewed 9 days ago

"We where there on a low tide, AMAZING view. Go by ocean rafting. They can go to a part where other company's cannot go. It was a huge EMPTY beach all to just our tour!" more »

Esra_95, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

"Unfortunate weather"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 9 days ago

"Nice boat trip from Airlie Beach. Unfortunately parts had been devastated by the hurricane in 2017 and were not open to the public. Lovely sandy beach with picnic facilities etc. We were unlucky to..." more »

JohnJohnson65, Penicuik, United Kingdom

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia