Whitehaven Beach has been called one of the world’s most beautiful beaches and a “must-see” or, in our case, a “must-sea” destination! The 4.3 mile long beach is located on Whitsunday Island which is the largest of 74 islands off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
With sand as white as snow and beautiful turquoise waters, it is the most photographed beach in Australia. The beach is also famous for its cove known as “Hill Inlet” where the tide shifts the sand and water creating beautiful swirling colors!
Whitehaven Beach has also been named one of the world’s top eco-friendly beaches; It has won many national awards for resource recovery and environmental protection, including “Cleanest Beach in Queensland”. Prospective visitors must first get permission from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and must register with a tour guide for access to the beach.
Fun Fact: The sand on Whitehaven beach is 98% pure silica which gives the sand its pure white color