Whitehaven Beach is a definite “must-see” in the Whitsundays on the Great Barrier Reef. It has variously been described as the best beach in the world and regularly sits in the Top 5 of most lists.The defiant crystal clear aqua waters and jaw-dropping pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its mind-blowing best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape.
Breathtaking Whitehaven Beach can be experienced in several ways. If you’re interested in a day trip there are ferries, yachts, power boats and luxury cruising yachts that depart from Airlie Beach. A variety of sailing companies also offer multi-day charters that include a blissfully memorable visit to Whitehaven Beach.
Whitehaven Beach is an excellent diving spot, especially if you want to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Often hailed as Australia’s most remarkable attraction, the Great Barrier Reef is abundant with corals and rich marine life with no less than 3000 types of reef systems. Scuba divers will also appreciate the coral cays that dot the lagoon.
This staggeringly spectacular beach is also known for its Hill Inlet, a charming little cove where visitors will undoubtedly marvel at the incredible swirl of colours that happen every time the tides shift. Several tourists describe the shifting of the tides as a unique mosaic where the azure lagoon seamlessly lends itself to the white silica sand.
Whether you choose the seaplane or helicopter, flying is definitely recommended. In my opinion, the awe-inspiring beauty of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet can only truly be grasped from above. To make the experience extra special, you can order a packed picnic along with a bottle of bubbles. This mouth-watering location definitely deserves to be celebrated.