Whitehaven Beach

The Whitehaven Beach is a 4.5 mile (7 km) long beach with pristine sand and crystal clear waters, located in Australia’s White Sunday Island National Park.

It is the Australia’s most photographed beach, also known as the best beach on the South Pacific Coast. In 2008, the beach was awarded for the cleanest Queensland’s beach. The sand of Whitehaven Beach does not retain heat, making it a comfortable walk on hot days.

Things to do

The beach offers many attractions, such as:

  • helicopter and seaplane flights
  • SPAs
  • golf
  • water activities
  • wildlife tours
  • camping and
  • observing the Great Barrier Reef.

Family activities include:

  • art classes
  • bush walking
  • deep water turtle discovery
  • tennis
  • bowling

and more.

Every November, it hosts a 2 km open swimming competition known as the Whitehaven Beach Open Swim, a part of the Hamilton Island Triathlon Event.

Photo gallery

Hotels near the beach

Available accommodation options include hotels, bungalows, and holiday homes.

  • Beach Club (5 stars, free wifi)
  • Reef View Hotel (4 stars)
  • Palm Bungalows (3 stars)
  • Whitsunday Apartments Hamilton Island
    14 Resort Drive, 4803
  • Qualia Resort
    20 Whitsunday Boulevard, 4803
  • Reef View Hotel
    12 Resort Drive, 4803

Beach on the map

Whitsunday Island QLD 4802, Australia