Whitehaven Beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island, Australia. The island is accessible by boat, seaplane & helicopter from Airlie Beach, as well as Hamilton Island. It lies across from Chalkie’s Beach on Haslewood Island.
Tourists and locals visit Whitehaven Beach for a Whitehaven Beach BBQ lunch, to swim or just take in the bright white sand. As well as campers who stay by booking the National Parks camp facilities.
The Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim is a 2 km open swimming competition held on the beach in November each year since 2009 as part of the Hamilton Island Triathlon. The 2012 event was held on 11 November 2012. The beach was also featured in the racing video game Forza Horizon 3 in the summer of July
At the northern end of White haven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. The lookout at Tongue Point is the best spot from which to view the swirling sands of Hill Inlet, so if you don’t mind a short bushwalk, book your Whitehaven tour with an operator that visits the lookout.
Whitehaven Beach can be experienced in several ways.A variety of sailing companies also offer multi-day charters that include a memorable visit to Whitehaven Beach.
For those wishing to stay at White haven Beach overnight, the only way is to charter your own yacht or catamaran with operators like Sunsail and Whitsunday Escape. Chart your own path through some of the 74 islands of the Whitsundays. Also taking as much time as you’d like to explore every kilometre of this beach. And remember, when the day tours go home, the beach is all yours.
For such a famous beach, Whitehaven remains something of a mystery to the scientific community. The pristine white beach consists of the purest silica sand in the world – so pure, in fact, that guides claim it was used in the manufacture of glass for the Hubble Telescope (though this is likely a myth).
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