Fly, Sail and Swim at Whitehaven Beach – Whitsunday Island (Australia)

“A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy”.

The words of famous Yiannis Chryssomallis, the Greek American composer are true when we describe the beauty and serenity of the White heaven Beach located on the Whitsunday Island of Queensland, Australia. It is popular for its extremely white sand shores. It is said the sand was brought by sea currents over millions of years.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

You can explore the explicit and pristine Whitehaven Beach in many ways. Whitehaven beach has a length of about over 7 km (4 miles) along the largest of the Whitsunday Island. You can fly, swim or sail in Whitehaven Beach, it’s your choice. You can even snorkel in the turquoise hued waters of Whitehaven Beach. The Whitehaven beach can be accessed from Hamilton Island and the mainland tourist ports i.e. Shute Harbour and Airlie Beach.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach of Australia is one of the whitest beaches of the world. It is known worldwide for its pure sand, which is 98 percent silica. It is very soft and does not absorb heat. You can easily enjoy a walk on the sandy shore of the White Heaven Beach on a hot sunny day. The sand is so pure that it was used as a component to design telescope lenses by NASA. Keep electronic equipment away from the pure sand as it can interfere with their systems. Although, pure white sand is perfect for cleansing purposes, bring some jewelry if you want to polish it up.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

You can opt from several available activities including a ride in Stopover Helicopter over the Whitehaven beach and heart reefs, board a Sailing Boat, Exploration on a Seaplane, hit it on a Reef Ryder Dash, cruise in clear water or simply enjoy in Ricochet Luxury Sailing Catamaran. You can also book yourself one of the tour operators on the island to enjoy your vacation to fullest without any excessive planning burden. The trips are arranged multiple times in a day. You can also visit Outer Great Barrier Reef; it is recognized as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

The current Google rating for the Whitehaven Beach Australia is 4.9 stars. Most of the people review it to be an excellent well maintained beach, which is everything as it is hyped. This outstanding beach has won awards like Queensland’s Cleanest Beach from Keep Australia Beautiful 2008 Clean Beach Challenge State Awards and Eco Friendly Beach from CNN. Dogs are not allowed to enter the vicinity of the beach. Smoking is also strictly prohibited. The place is also appreciated for great nearby staying destinations. If you are visiting Australia, breathtaking Whitehaven Beach is a highly recommended destination to be on your bucket list.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

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