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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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"Absolutely beautiful"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 3 days ago

"We did a snorkelling tour with Ocean Rafting which included lunch at Whitehaven Beach. This area was breathtaking. A must do if you are visiting the Whitsundays" more »

gdine62, Toongabbie, Australia

"I have never seen white sand till Whitehaven Beach QLD"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 4 days ago

"Took half day (afternoon tour) to Whitehaven Beach by ferry. What an amazing sight. It's a long beach of white sands. Great beach for a swim, snorkelling except for jelly fish. Make sure wear..." more »

Guitarist, Australia

"The Whitest sand in the World"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 8 days ago

"Taketeh trip with Camira and enjoy a wonderful day. This place is incredible. Test the sand colour, remove your glasses and see just how white it really is!" more »

ChrisR661, Wellington, New Zealand

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland 4802 Australia