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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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"Kaz & Jona ... Port Macquarie "

5/5 Excellent Reviewed yesterday

"The most beautiful beach in the World. Unspoiled. The pure white sand is amazing as it’s so fine it doesn’t hold heat, So no burned feet. The water is warm and crystal clear. Lots of fish and sting..." more »

karentodkill, Port Macquarie, Australia

"Whitehaven Beach next to Heaven!!!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed yesterday

"Definitely the nicest beach I have ever seen. Copacabana and Ipanema are nice beaches too but do not come close to Whittehaven beach.th e color and clarity of the water is unreal. I would have liked..." more »

charette50, Gatineau, Canada


5/5 Excellent Reviewed yesterday

"This beach is beyond what it looks like in photos, its truly magical and the entire time i was there i couldn't quite believe it. The water is so clear and warm and the sand is so white, makes a good..." more »

Idge H, Worcester, United Kingdom

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia