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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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"Not of this world!!!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed yesterday

"This is just heaven made manifest on earth FULL STOP. You have to explore this place in person & by all means,slap it at the top of your bucket list of places to visit." more »


"Abosolute must do"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 4 days ago

"Its simply amazing there how the white sand (sikica) looks like and also feels different. We were there for a 2 day tour and the first on the island. The change in the tides is spectacular." more »

LukasK687, Vienna, Austria

"Amazing, breathtaking place!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 5 days ago

"The most breathtaking place I have ever been too...... Can't believe this paradise is in my backyard." more »

Tracey R, Mackay, Australia

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia