For those dreaming of a beach destination with white sand and azure waters, Whitehaven Beach, Australia has been named one of the world’s best beaches and has been voted the world’s top Eco Friendly Beach.
It’s a dog-free and smoke free beach with sand that is really pristine and free of anything but silica (98 percent), which means it’s clean and also cool on bare feet.
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Whitehaven Beach is situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef and is protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park. It is located on the largest of the 74 remote Whitsunday Islands and to give you an idea of just how remote it is, of the 74 islands only eight are inhabited.
How to Get to Whitehaven Beach
Picturesque Whitehaven Beach’s remote location doesn’t stop people from getting there. It is considered one of the premier natural attractions in the Whitsundays and getting there is part of the fun. Here are just a few of the many options:
- Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise: A half-day cruise to Whitehaven Beach affords air-conditioned comfort on the way to the beach. Morning and afternoon cruises are available for about $100 a person and about half that amount for children.
- Helicopter Getaway: Take in stunning views of the Whitsunday Islands and fringing reefs by helicopter on your way to Whitehaven Beach. The helicopter getaway offers opportunities for a relaxing picnic with chilled wine on the sand for an additional charge.
- Fly in by Seaplane: Visit Whitehaven Beach with a seaplane ride that offers breathtaking aerial views of the surrounding Whitsunday islands and Hill Inlet. This seaplane tour provides about an hour and a half for soaking up the sun at the beach and offers the perfect opportunity for vacation photos and video footage to capture your beach experience and more.
The Whitsunday Islands offer picturesque sailing destinations and an opportunity to experience the Great Barrier Reef, migrating whales, and fringe coral reefs ideal for divers and snorkelers. Whether you decide to take a day cruise, a scenic flight, or plan to sail by yacht, a visit to the Whitehaven Beach opens the door to a magical part of the world.