Award-winning Whitehaven Beach is renowned as one of the finest in the world. Pristine azure-blue waters gently lapping the shores of brilliant white sand, this is a true island paradise by any measure.

Located on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand which feels cool to the touch and is among the purest in the world. Time seems to stand still as you stroll along the shore and a sense of tranquility absorbs your total being. This is the essence of oneness with nature at its very best.

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a beautiful passage where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a stunning fusion of colour and texture. The lookout at Tongue Point is the best spot from which to view the swirling sands of Hill Inlet if you’re prepared to make the 15 minute walk through protected native bushland.

Chartering a yacht to reach Whitehaven Beach means you can determine when your arrive and how long you stay, allowing you to enjoy this magnificent experience as you wish.

Anchorage Details

(Whitehaven Beach Southern End)

Description Take care in the Solway passage if entering from the south. Also note the charter yacht exclusion area around French Shoal,
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Shelter In East to North-West (can be very rolly)
Moorings No
Snorkelling No
Diving No
Fishing No (Green Zone) Conservation Park
Things of Interest Incredible expanse of white silica sand to explore. Walks: The Solway circuit is a 1.2km loop track that leads you through coastal forest, grass trees, ferns and offers spectacular views over the Solway passage and islands beyond. A sidewalk from the loop leads off to Chance Bay, a 3.6km walk from Whitehaven Beach


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