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The Iconic Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays

Updated Tue 01 Nov 2022

South Whitehaven Beach Whitsundays Queensland Australia

7km of pure white silica sand surrounded by the clear turquoise waters of the Coral Sea - this is the bucket-list destination of Whitehaven Beach. 

This scenic paradise is world-famous for its unique 98% pure silica sand found nowhere else in the Whitsunday Islands. Dig your toes into the cool velvety soft sand or take a dip in the blissfully warm water, it’s easy to lose track of time while relaxing in the tropical sun on Whitehaven Beach

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Beachgoers can try to find the hidden treasure of Betty’s Beach for a secluded swim or take a walk to the Lookout to view the spectacular swirling sands of Hill Inlet created by the outgoing tide - a unique and beautiful sight that is sure to take your breath away. Hill Inlet is also a well-known marine nursery and baby stingrays and lemon sharks can be seen from the shore.

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How to see Whitehaven Beach

Whether Whitehaven is the sole destination or one of many Whitsunday highlights, almost every day tour and overnight trips around the Whitsundays Islands include Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout on the itinerary. 

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With so many tours options, you can choose whether you would prefer to sail on a single day or an overnight tour, take a fast cruise or experience a scenic flight to Whitehaven Beach and how much time you would like to spend updating your Instagram account when you get there. There is even the possibility of camping overnight on Whitehaven Beach!

Whichever way you choose to explore the best beach in Australia, Whitehaven Beach will not disappoint!

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