Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is an absolute “must-see” destination in the Whitsundays. The pristine silica sand and crystal clear aqua waters of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. This stunning beach gives you the greatest sense of relaxation and escape, and it’s super soft sandy also squeaks as you walk on it!

As soon as you arrive it’s easy to see why it is the most photographed beach in Australia and has been named the South Pacific’s Best Beach by the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a magnificent cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of swirling turquoise and white colours, resulting in the most breathtaking view.

For the best view, journey to the lookout at Tongue Point on Whitsunday Island. Time your lookout experience on low tide to fully experience the beautiful fusion of colours that surface. For bareboats, the best spot to anchor is in Tongue Bay, and tender into the beach to commence the short walk up the hill to the lookout across Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach and back down the other side to secluded Betty’s Beach, at the tip of Hill Inlet.