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9.2
Excellent

Whitehaven Beach

Hamilton Island, Australia
#2 out of 187 in Queensland
9.2
Excellent
Located outside the settlement
Shute Harbour 26.1 km
Map of beach
National Park Chance Bay
1.3km
National Park Whitsunday Islands National Park
3.9km
National Park Whitsunday Peak
7.4km

About

Whitehaven Beach is located on the CoralSea and it is in the 1th place out of 29 beaches in the Whitsunday Regional region The beach is located in a natural place, surrounded by the cliffs. It is partially covered by trees which give natural shade.

It is a long lasting coastline with crystal turquoise water and white fine sand, so you don't need special shoes. The sharpness of entering the water is quite normal. This beach is suitable for different categories of people, lonely travellers, relaxation getaway lovers, hikers etc. It is not crowded place during the season. There is a campsite located nearby.

Whitehaven Beach coast is free for all. It has no amenities, only nature. .

Please note, that this shore has a significant low tide.

In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can also take part in other activities, snorkeling, sea kayaking.

Fans of active recreation can take part in beach volleyball.

3 more beaches are also available within a 5 km radius. The best one is Hill Inlet Lookout Beach, which has a rating of 9.

Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Regional) is located outside the Shute Harbour settlement, which may cause some difficulties for travelers who stay far from the coast. However, the remoteness from the village is not always a bad thing. Lovers of quiet rest know, the farther the beach, the fewer crowds.

The beach stretches on the coast of the Whitsunday island and the correct question is not how to get to Whitehaven Beach, but what mode of transport can be used to get to it, because this part of the coast is inaccessible by land. The beach can only be reached by water and you have to rent a boat to get there.

Weather

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+22 o C +19 o C
Air temperature
6.3 M/S
Wind
+22 o C
Water temperature
1 M
Wave height

Shute Harbour, Queensland, Whitsunday Regional

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Located outside the settlement
Shute Harbour 26.1 km
Map of beach
National Park Chance Bay
1.3km
National Park Whitsunday Islands National Park
3.9km
National Park Whitsunday Peak
7.4km
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Area

Average rating of nearest beaches is 7.9 (Very good)

Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Regional) is located outside the Shute Harbour settlement, which may cause some difficulties for travelers who stay far from the coast. However, the remoteness from the village is not always a bad thing. Lovers of quiet rest know, the farther the beach, the fewer crowds.

The beach stretches on the coast of the Whitsunday island and the correct question is not how to get to Whitehaven Beach, but what mode of transport can be used to get to it, because this part of the coast is inaccessible by land. The beach can only be reached by water and you have to rent a boat to get there.

What to do in Whitehaven Beach? Are there any attractions or entertainments in region?

When it comes to what to do in Whitehaven Beach, it's impossible not to mention an insanely popular activity: snorkeling. The coastal waters of the region are full of interesting views, which can be observed through a snorkeling mask. Well, if you do not have the necessary equipment for snorkeling - everything can be purchased at the nearby shops.

There is no particular indicator for the extremity of any particular activity, but if there were, then sea kayaking is definitely at the bottom of the scale. If you are a fan of this kind of entertainment, you can do your favorite activity at Whitehaven Beach. See what our users think about it in the reviews section.

In most cases, the question What to do on Whitehaven Beach implies the presence of any excursions or attractions near the beach. Of course in this area there are lots of places to go besides the beach. There are historical, entertainment and even gastronomic tours offered by local guides. More information is better to clarify directly on the spot.

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Nearest Beaches

Chance Bay
2.3km
Chance Bay Chance Bay
8.6 Excellent
Chalkie's Beach
3.9km
Chalkie's Beach Chalkie's Beach
8.4 Very good
Hill Inlet Lookout Beach
4.5km
Hill Inlet Lookout Beach Hill Inlet Lookout Beach
9 Excellent
Dugong Beach
9.6km
Dugong Beach Dugong Beach
7.4 Good
Sawmill Beach
9.7km
Sawmill Beach Sawmill Beach
7.2 Good
Catseye Beach
Popular beach 11.1km
Catseye Beach Catseye Beach
8.6 Excellent
Coral Cove Beach
11.5km
Coral Cove Beach Coral Cove Beach
7.7 Very good
Escape Beach
11.5km
Escape Beach Escape Beach
6.5 Good

Localities

Shute Harbour  •  26.1km

Transport

HTI  •  12.4km
Shute Harbour Road at Conway Picnic  •  28.8km
Longford Creek  •  70.5km
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9.2 Excellent

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9.2 Excellent
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Rahim Patel
10 Exceptional

This beach is truly one of the best spots in the world. I had a wonderful time at this stunning and one-of-a-kind beach.

February 2024
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Zahara Malik
10 Exceptional

Oh my goodness.. if you're searching for a written review, you won't find it. This place is absolutely stunning and indescribably beautiful. You just have to experience it for yourself... 🤩🤩🤩

February 2024
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ihate theweb
10 Exceptional

The beach is absolutely stunning, with its pristine white sand and vibrant turquoise water. It's important to wear a stinger suit during the summer months. We were fortunate enough to spot stingrays, fish, and even a small shark in the shallow water near the beach.

February 2024
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Zephyrventure
10 Exceptional

Whitehaven Beach is definitely one of the top attractions in the Whitsunday Islands. You have the option to purchase packages from local tours or buy tickets for a boat ride to get there. There are both half-day and full-day trips available for you to choose from. The full-day itinerary includes a quick walk to the Hill Inlet lookout, which I highly recommend. As for the beach itself, it's perfect for various water activities like stand-up paddleboarding and swimming, or simply relaxing and soaking up the sun. There's also a lookout for those who enjoy hiking, but please note that it's different from the Hill Inlet Lookout. Additionally, the white sand is unique as it doesn't get hot and the particles are incredibly fine, almost like powder, making it a delightful experience to walk on.

February 2024
LK
Liam K Evergreen
10 Exceptional

People often ask me what makes Whitehaven Beach so unique. While the stunning sand is definitely a standout feature, what truly captivates me is the journey on a boat, spanning 35km from the mainland to an uninhabited island boasting a 7km long beach that is always peaceful and uncrowded. I absolutely adore spending time in this paradise. ❤️

February 2024