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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 17 things to do in Airlie Beach

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"Lookout worth the walk"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 3 days ago

"It is definitely worth the walk up the track to the lookout. Beautiful panoramic views of Whitehaven Beach what ever the weather. Walk is of an easy to moderate rating and is one the kids will even..." more »

Robyn B, Cooroy, Australia


5/5 Excellent Reviewed 6 days ago

"Stunning beach and worth the hike up to the lookout before going down for the swim. The water was colder than I expected but so beautiful." more »

WorkingMumCanberra, Canberra

"Absolutely stunning"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 7 days ago

"One of the rare experiences where the place is as good as if not better than the postcard. Absolutely stunning." more »

Malcolm A

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia