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“Whitehaven Beach”
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Whitehaven Beach
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Whitsunday Islands Sailing Adventure
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Owner description: Uninhabited Whitsunday Island is home to this beautiful beach, one of the world's most spectacular.
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We visited in December, started out a lovely sunny morning, got dropped at the beach, given our stinger suits and was told the boat would be back in 3 hours. We enjoyed a swim with our suits on and laughed saying we looked like TellyTubbies ! Went for a walk along the beach, all very good, unfortunately we were accosted by the March Flies, like huge horse flies and they bite, then it started to pour with rain, they had not had rain for 4 months and it bucketed down, there was no shelter, everything was soaked, we managed to cover what we could, cameras, phones, etc. Eventually the boat came back, they handed out plastic bin liners for protection and as we had booked the whole day the smaller boat took us to the look out and the sun came out, the views were absolutely breathtaking. This is why people visit. It is something not to be missed. The ground looked like it was moving, there were thousands of little crabs moving and as you approached they buried themselves int he sand. The March flies were still bothersome, the guide did have bug spray but one member of our party still had the black stinger suit on and they are obviously attracted to dark colors. It was unfortunately a day from hell, the worse day of our month long visit to Australia. So would suggest you take a raincoat, or one of the plastic ponchos you can buy in the gift stores and have a waterproof bag to put your belongings in along with a very strong bug repellent.

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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Went to Australia for my honeymoon in 2003. Part of the trip was taking a helicopter ride to Whitehaven beach. Absolutely spectacular. There is no development here. no hotels, no nothing but pure, pristine beach. shallow, warm pristine clear waters--no seaweed at all--thick, white sandy beach. The most beautiful place i have ever visited. Took a helicopter ride with picnic basket packed. we never touched the food. All we wanted to do was swim on this gorgeous beach---FANTASTIC !! Once in a lifetime experience.

1  Thank mike b
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Do remember food, water, sunblock, stinger suits-any kind of nylon or lycra rash guard…we went on a boat but the tours looked nearly as good…it won't be deserted but the group of snorkelers are a good indication of some nice schools of fish below...

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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Make the trip, if you can afford to do the helicopter ride over you will be more than impressed it is absolutely stunning and the beach is honestly something that cannot be put into words it is absolutely beautiful. If you can, do it, you will not regret it.

1  Thank lucy-ang
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Great beach, went with a tour (big fury) had around 2hrs relaxing,swiming,relaxing...if you wear stinger suits ..the flies wont be a prob ..maybe some repellent would help for the sooks out there. I had no probs with insects..The views are awesome, water is clear, sand is cool 10/10 for outdoor people ! A must for anyone !!

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