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Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays off Australia’s Central Coast surely deserves its name. Found on Whitsunday Island, the pristine white beach stretches for seven glorious kilometres, and the clear aqua waters are warm and welcoming. The dazzling colour of the sand is a result of high pure silica content, and theories abound as to why. Whether sea currents brought the sand to the Whitehaven Beach or the silica seeped upwards through the earth as plate tectonics rubbed together, visitors reap the rewards. Sailing, swimming, and snorkelling are popular activities, as is lounging on the unique beach.

  • See up close the eye-catching swirling colours caused by the turquoise waters meeting the white sand at Hill Inlet, a cove located in the northern part of Whitehaven Beach.
  • Enjoy a yacht or catamaran cruise around the 74 islands that comprise the Whitsundays, and see the stunning Barrier Reef as well as the abundant marine life in the area, including dolphins, porpoises, and whales.
  • Hike up to the Tongue Point lookout for the best views of the beach and its striking blend of colours and of the Whitsundays chain of islands.

The Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) Airport and Hamilton Island Airport receive air passengers to the Whitsundays. Easily accessible from the airports are several boating and tour companies that can take travellers to Whitsunday Island. Additionally, many cruise operators in the area offer daytrips out to Whitehaven Beach. Visitors can also get around the Whitsundays by chartering seaplanes or taking a helicopter flight, which also offer unbeatable aerial views of the white-sand beach, coral reefs, and surrounding islands.

Hotels near Whitehaven Beach

7 hotels near Whitehaven Beach

1 Whitsunday Apartments, Hamilton Island

4 stars
4.2 / 5 47 reviews

Hamilton Island Map

Situated on the resort side of the picturesque Hamilton Island and overlooking the Coral Sea, Whitsunday Apartments Hamilton Island offers comfortably appointed accommodations and convenient access... More

2 Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island

4 stars
4.4 / 5 24 reviews

Hamilton Island Map

Reef View Hotel Hamilton Island is light and airy resort with contemporary accommodations. Enjoy breakfast with the Koalas at the Koala Gallery Wildlife Experience Zoo or take a day cruise to the... More

3 Daydream Island Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

PMB 22 Map

Offering comfortable accommodation and quality services,Daydream Island Resort & Spa is an ideal place for a pleasant and enjoyable vacation. LocationDaydream Island Resort and Spa is the closest... More

4 Beach Club Hamilton Island

5 stars
4.8 / 5 4 reviews

Hamilton Island Map

Beach Club Hamilton Island is an intimate boutique hotel enclosed in tropical gardens and situated right on Catseye Beach. The property's beachfront location makes it easy to take advantage of the... More

5 Koala Adventure Island

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

South Molle Island, Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef Map

To experience the Great Barrier Reef and to indulge in a large range of activities, available for all ages, this resort is ideal destination to choose in South Molle Island. General The resort... More

6 BreakFree Long Island Resort

3 stars
3.1 / 5 10 reviews

Whitsunday Passage Map

Travellers looking to escape the bustle of city living, find tropical retreat in the comfortable accommodations and laid-back ambience of BreakFree Long Island Resort. Set amidst beautiful natural... More

7 Palm Bungalows Hamilton Island

3 stars
4.3 / 5 9 reviews

1 Hamilton Island Map

The Palm Bungalows on Hamilton Island are delightful freestanding A-frame cabins set in lush tropical gardens. The tranquil atmosphere of the surroundings is accented with the relaxed island decor... More