Tourists and locals visit Whitehaven Beach to swim and take in the bright white sand. Some visitors eat a BBQ lunch, and campers can stay by booking the National Parks camp facilities.
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 kilometers 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 realize why people come here from all over the world.
Local rocks do not contain silica so it has been suggested that the sands were brought to the beach by prevailing sea currents over millions of years. Unlike regular sand, the sand on Whitehaven Beach does not retain heat making it comfortable to walk barefoot on a hot day. This sand is also very fine and can damage electronic equipment such as telephones and cameras, although it is good at polishing up jewelry.
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 colors. 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.
Whitsunday Island, home to Whitehaven Beach is a national park with a limited number of camping spots permitted. Imagine waking up with this stunning beach at your tent door. Self-sufficient boaties and campers can anchor overnight off the beach or book a national park campsite and camp on the southern end of the iconic Whitehaven Beach itself.
Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach is one of the world’s most unspoiled and beautiful beaches and was voted ‘#1 Best of the Best Beaches in the World’ in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2021.
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