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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 17 things to do in Airlie Beach

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"A must see!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed today

"Beautiful beach and well worth a visit. We accessed the beach via boat through cruise whitsundays. They dropped us off for a few hours to explore the beach. There is limited shade so they supplied..." more »

Elyse C, Perth, Australia

"Day to Remember"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 2 days ago

"Taking my family on a day trip to this beautiful part of the world is a day to remember. A must for any nature lover, white sand, clear water, turtles, abundance of fish and blue skies, glad we went." more »


"A must see beach to visit. Book tour with Ocean Rafting."

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 3 days ago

"Ocean Rafting Northern Exposure tour takes you to Champagne Bay (private area), to explore Whitehaven Beach. It is beautiful with crystal, clear water to swim. The sand is so smooth. Beautiful views..." more »


Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia