Located on Whitsunday Island, the largest and most beautiful of the 74 Whitsundays, this beach is a 7 Km (4.3 miles) stretch of startling white sand. The unique color of Whitehaven Beach is given by the composition of its sand, 98% pure silica.
At the northern end of the beach, Hill Inlet is a stunning cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. As the tide shifts, the white silica sand and turquoise shades of the inlet blend seamlessly to create a breathtaking view of swirling colours.
Whitehaven beach has often been named “Cleanest Beach in Australia” and awarded for its ecofriendliness, and we definitely think it is one of the most unspoiled and breathtaking beaches in the world.
How to get there: by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island.
What to do: a great way to visit the many islands forming the achipelago is by hopping from one to the other by sailing boat.
Tip: Whitsunday Island is almost completely covered in National Parks, people wishing to camp at any of the parks camp sites require a camp permit.