SANDEE RATING: 84 / 100
OverviewWhitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island in the Bondi Beach area of Australia. It is 7 km long and known for its pure white sand that consists of 98% pure silica. Visitors can enjoy activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking at the beach. The beach has amenities including bathroom access, showers, picnic tables, and a public BBQ area. However, there are no lifeguards on duty and dogs are not allowed on the beach.
ParkingThere is no parking lot available at Whitehaven Beach as it is only accessible by boat or seaplane. Visitors can park their car at the nearest mainland ferry terminal and take a ferry or charter boat to the island. The cost of parking and the ferry ticket is not included in the beach admission fee.
FunFactFun fact: Whitehaven Beach is listed as one of the top ten beaches in the world by various travel magazines and websites. Its sand is so fine that it was once used to make the lenses of the Hubble Space Telescope.
AttractionsTourists can take a scenic hike to Hill Inlet Lookout to enjoy panoramic views of the swirling sands and turquoise waters. They can also explore the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which is located nearby and offers opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Activities Tourists can take a scenic hike to Hill Inlet Lookout to enjoy panoramic views of the swirling sands and turquoise waters. They can also explore the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park which is located nearby and offers opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Restaurants There are a few restaurants located near the ferry terminal, which serve seafood and Australian cuisine. However, visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks to Whitehaven Beach as there are no food vendors on the island.
HotelsThere are no hotels on Whitsunday Island, but there are several hotels and resorts located on nearby Hamilton Island, which is a short ferry ride away from the island. Hamilton Island has a range of accommodations from budget-friendly hotels to luxury resorts.
Stairs To BeachNo
Kayaking / CanoeingNO
Lounge Chair RentalNo
Beach Mat RentalNo