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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 #5 of 62 things to do in Airlie Beach

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"Stunning beaches for snorkeling and Island nature walks"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 5 days ago

"Beautiful beaches definitely worth spending a day there to walk over Hill Inlet to see the swirling sands." more »


"Picture Postcard Perfect"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 6 days ago

"Just stunning expanses of the softest white sand for you to laze on, explore and generally love life :) If you decide to swim then check if it's jellyfish season or not - they are only the size of..." more »

Nancy B, Singapore, Singapore


5/5 Excellent Reviewed 7 days ago

"I've visited so many pretty islands, beaches, but this beach is something special. Looks like the most beautiful painting, art." more »

Tennis011, Portland, Oregon

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia