If you type in World’s most beautiful beaches, Whitehaven beach is bound to be among them. This amazing beach situated in the Whitsundays off the East coast of Australia and is made up of the most stunning white sand. Not only is this sand a brilliant white it is silica sand and is very fine making it quite soft to walk along or lay on.
Rainforest covers Whitsunday Island catching Whitehaven beach between lush green forest and the beautiful blue ocean. Access is by boat, seaplane or helicopter and if going there is not on your bucket list it should be. Queensland is known as the ‘Sunshine State’ and the motto ‘Beautiful one day Perfect the next’ is not just a saying. Amazing weather and a relaxing stroll along this white expanse of beach makes for memories you are bound to treasure forever.
Imagine walking along the water’s edge, the sand scrunching between your toes or frolicking in the clear waters to cool off after sunbaking on one of the top 10 beaches in the world. If this sounds good to you then you are not alone. There is also Hill Inlet on the North end of the 6km + silica beach. This inlet is the 4th most photographed place in Australia and when you see it at low tide from Hill Inlet Lookout it is obvious why. The retreating tide shifts the pristine white sands creating random sandbars causing the turquoise water to snake its way up the inlet. The beach is family friendly too so if you have little ones in tow you can still enjoy your visit.
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There are bushwalking tracks around the island as well as up to the lookout and you can even see distinctive Hoop Pine trees along the way. A day or a few hours here really is a visit to paradise and in my opinion booking a 2 day cruise that stops off at this wonderful beach or camping at one of the many campsites around Whitsunday Island is the best way to see it. Whitehaven is also quite popular as a wedding location because of its unique beauty.
Whitehaven is not the only attraction in the area, the famous Heart Reef on the Great Barrier Reef is just a hop, skip and a jump away, offering some of the best snorkel and scuba diving locations in the world. The Barrier Reef is teeming with thousands of species of underwater life and coral including colourful tropical fish. If you are lucky you can also spot a whale or two as they pass by on their yearly migration.
Definitely one of the jewels in the crown of the Whitsundays, Whitehaven beach truly is everything it is advertised to be and is deserving of its place among the top 10 beaches of the world. It really needs to be experienced so book your visit to Whitehaven today.