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Whitehaven Beach

Whitsunday Island National Park, 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 9664
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Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
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Whitehaven Beach and Dumbbell Island Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise
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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
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Uninhabited Whitsunday Island is home to this beautiful beach, one of the world's most spectacular.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“white sand” (109 reviews)
“your feet” (30 reviews)
Whitsunday Island National Park, 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 9664
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

No argument when it comes to how breathtaking the beach is when you get closer and closer. Beautiful white sand, clear ocean blue water. It might take some organizing to get to it, but well worth it. We booked a "picnic at Whitehaven" which gave...More

Thank Stepher76
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited just prior to Cyclone Debbie and absolutely loved our trip. The Beach is so pristine and looks virtually untouched by people, kept in beautiful condition for tourists. The water is incredibly crystal blue and the sand is white, yet not hot. Can't wait...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pure white sands - remember to take camera, sun screen even during winter and suitable walking shoes especially if you're to do the short lookout walk above Betty's Beach.

Thank Leigh H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being on the Whitsundays I had to visit this Iconic beach, the ad for QANTAS with the Australian Children's Choir peeked my interest as I've never seen such white sand before! A very pleasant boat trip with the family and then a beautiful photo opportunity...More

Thank katandandy2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely winter views and good for sun baking in winter - the sand is beautiful and white, there are drop toilets on site and you will see some cool wildlife if you look for it

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to visit on a 1/2 day boat trip however I could have stayed there forever. The trip from Daydream island only gave you about 2 hours on the beach which wasn't really long enough. The sand was powder white and squeaked when you...More

Thank Michellelh86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view from the hill is spectacular being on the beach is awesome. The water perfect, sand nice and clean and the location is just stunning. worth the trip

1  Thank Hello T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We opted for the half day tour out of Hamilton Island to Whitehaven beach. It is about 45 minutes to the beach and as you come around the corner and see the brilliant white sand, it gives you goosebumps. Once on the beach the sand...More

1  Thank mikeyC181
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely relaxing day enjoying the softest whitest sand and crystal clear waters. Make sure you visit inlet lookout to see the sand &tides change before your eyes.

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess we expected too much before heading into this "Whitehaven Beach" (we live on the Gold Coast) The sand is a little sticky, probably due to its high content of silica (told by a guide), which we don't like (and are not used to)....More

1  Thank Yun Shi S
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Beach Club Restaurant
341 reviews
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Nearby Attractions
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758 reviews
2.89 km away
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1.66 km away
Hamilton Island Air
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.28 km away
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yuri c
Hi I have a question..planning a trip to Sydney in august and also would love to see the white haven beach..is it doable in a day? I know I would have to fly from Sydney to Queensland and from there stay a night or two at Hamilton island will that work out?
31 May 2017|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
Sydney to hamilton island is about a two hour flight time. Whitehaven beach is a 45 min trip by boat. I recommend Cruise Whitsundays full day tour, so you get to see Hill inlet on the northern end of Whitehaven beach. Please... More
Hoping to book in October. Anyone give any idea what shape the area will be in after the awful Cyclone. Wanting to book 3 day Summertime cruise and bit nervous of committing...
10 April 2017|
Response from courtneymehmet | Reviewed this property |
Whitehaven and Hamilton should be fine by then. I believe it will only be Hayman island that will remain closed until next year. Have an amazing time, it's a truly beautiful place