Rated one of Australia’s most beautiful and eco-friendly beaches, Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island is a spectacular spot to explore the best of Queensland’s natural beauty. The white silica sand is soft and cool to the touch and stretches for seven kilometres, creating a vibrant contrast of colours against the blue azure waters of the Coral Sea.

For the ultimate Whitehaven experience, consider a camping trip and explore this wonderful beach and beautiful island over several days where the natural beauty will envelop you. The unspoilt beauty is what draws visitors from around the world to this glorious beach. On the northern portion of the beach, Hill Inlet offers an unbeatable view of the colourful mixtures of sand, sea and light, making for excellent photographs and beautiful memories. 

A protected paradise at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef

Protected as part of the Whitsunday Islands National Park, the beach and surrounding lands have remained picture perfect, having gained an eco-friendly reputation through stringent protections and environmentally conscious regulation, all of which make this gorgeous beach the perfect place to enjoy a secluded and mesmerising beach outing. 

Just getting to Whitehaven Beach is half the fun! Hop on a seaplane and take in the stunning Whitsunday scenery, or take an exhilarating speed boat ride or catamaran excursion from the mainland or Hamilton Island. If you do choose to go camping, there are even drop off and pick up services that allow you to spend as much time as you want in the idyllic setting of Whitehaven Beach. No matter how you get there or for how long you choose to stay, Whitehaven is a must on any visit to the Whitsundays.