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Whitehaven Beach

Whitsunday Island National Park, 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 9664
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Uninhabited Whitsunday Island is home to this beautiful beach, one of the world's most spectacular.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“white sand” (112 reviews)
“amazing beach” (34 reviews)
Whitsunday Island National Park, 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 9664
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an amazing beach. The best beach I have ever visited in my life. If you have the time and money, please visit Whitehaven, you will not regret!

Thank Laura_Turra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Whitehaven beach as a stop in a boat tour. It is truely magnificent! To see the best view it is a short walk up a hill to a lookout.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't believe my eyes how white, clean and soft the sand is. When you're near Cairns, stay in Hamilton Island and you have to go to this heavenly beach, either by sail boat, catamaran, sea plane or helicopter. We chose this last option since...More

Thank Mayke2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Supposedly one of the best beaches in the world.... hmm. Admittedly the day we went there were black clouds in the distance but in my eyes I'v been to much nicer beaches in the seychelles, thailand and Sardinia. Nothing special about it really. Sea was...More

2  Thank Emma D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd visited the beaches North of brisbane up to Rainbow Beach ( the one with hundreds of cars roaring along all day ) and without a doubt Noosa main beach was definitely the pick, so relaxing and clear safe water to swim in, nice outlook...More

1  Thank sandyb1916
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an excellent day on the Providence V sailing ship on a visit to Whitehaven Beach. Pick up wason time and we set off with about 20 on board. We were into the breeze so motored most of the way. The Crewman pointed out our...More

Thank Jockaroo50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You must visit when in the area. Whitehaven beach gets quite busy with all the tour boats arriving around lunch time so if you get an opportunity to get there earlier in the day, I would. Amazing white sand and blue waters.

Thank Jacki W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a waste of time! The boat ride there and back was the highlight. We have better beaches in SA! Don't understand what all the fuss is about.

Thank kylemiller2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took an excursion from Hamilton Island. Sometimes pictures are taken in such a way that they make something look better than it is. I don't think pictures can truly capture how amazing Whitehaven Beach is, and you feel as though you have it almost...More

Thank ds5
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is the most stunning beach we have ever visited (and we have been to Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean). The pictures do not do it justice. And the all the stories about the Whitsunday's being in disarray following last April's Cyclone are greatly exaggerated....More

Thank Mikepoly
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29 August 2017|
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Response from Mayke2 | Reviewed this property |
Indeed, we went there mid August and the sand is like powder snow.