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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 #20 of 166 things to do in Airlie Beach

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"Dream views come true and romantic setting for couples"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 2 days ago

"Amazing beach’s and views are for nominal the sand is very fine however it does a have strange smell to it. The sand does soften the skin and clean your jewellery do to the fine sand." more »

dazbaza, Cutnall Green, United Kingdom

"A Beautiful Natural Feature"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 16 days ago

"We could see why Whitehaven Beach is rated as one of the top beaches in the world. The expanse of dazzling white sand stretches as far as the eye can see. Although there were several tour groups on..." more »

maryl66, Whangarei, New Zealand

"Picture perfect"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 18 days ago

"White sands stretching on forever set among perfect turquoise seas. The postcard picture is just amazing when you see it with your own eyes. Flew over, so didnt get to touch it or swim in it, but did..." more »

TrippyBee20, Townsville, Australia

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia