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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 59 things to do in Airlie Beach

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"Absolutely stunning"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 18 days ago

"We took a helicopter for two to Whitehaven beach, spent a couple hours there with champagne and then took the helicopter over the heart reef, Whitsunday islands, etc. Absolutely stunning. Bucket..." more »

ellagrace8, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

"A few benches - nothing special"

3/5 Average Reviewed 2 months ago

"Wandering lace monitor lizards - don’t feed them or they will call their pals! Nothing really special about this area apart from it having some benches and tables. Lovely to be able to say that at..." more »

SarahB1957, Swansea, United Kingdom

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

4/5 Very good Reviewed 6 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

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia