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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 #16 of 58 things to do in Airlie Beach

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"Nice beach but not all it's reved up to be"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 3 months ago

"Beautiful beach on an unspoilt Island but much like so many beaches on the Australian Coast. For me, not worth the 90 minute Ferry ride each way at $100 per person. A hire car along the coast would..." more »

steve f, Melbourne, Australia
2 people found this review helpful

"So beautiful all weather days"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 3 months ago

"it looks different every day and at different times of the day depending on the tide. lovely white sands and stingrays in the water. just lush" more »

eva r


5/5 Excellent Reviewed 4 months ago

"OMG this would have to be the whitest beach I have ever seen. It is like magic with the Turquoise water, the beautiful marine life. We even saw Whales, turtles, lots of tropical fish...beautiful all..." more »

PlatinumApartments, Melbourne, Australia

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia