What is so special about Whitehaven Beach?

What is so special about Whitehaven Beach?

Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world.

Can anyone go to Whitehaven Beach?

Unfortunately, there aren’t any ferries going to Whitehaven beach. It’s not really a place where you can go yourself (unless you know what you are doing). The most common way to get to Whitehaven beach is with a tour however there is always the option of chartering a boat.

Can you swim at Whitehaven Beach Australia?

The short answer is yes! The balmy tropical waters surrounding Whitehaven Beach remain at a pretty constant 26 degrees year-round and the picture-perfect setting makes this one of the best places to swim in the Whitsundays.

How much does Whitehaven Beach cost?

Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise

From 1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022 From 1st April 2022 – 31st December 2022
Adult $120 $125
Child (4 – 14) $47 $50

Why is it called Whitehaven Beach?

Whitehaven Beach was once known as the ‘Whispering Sands’ by the local Ngaro Indigenous Tribe. The name came from the noise the fine white sand makes under your feet as you walk, a phenomenon which is also affectionately referred to by tour operators as ‘barking spiders’.

Are there toilets on Whitehaven?

Whitehaven does not have any infrastructure and therefore has limited facilities. There are some outhouses and toilet facilities available on the north and south end, and some walking tracks, boardwalks and viewing platforms, as well as some picnic area’s on the south end.

How long do you need on Whitehaven Beach?

I read on Trip Advisor about a company called Cruise Whitsundays that offers a full-day Whitehaven Beach tour (it departs at 7:00 a.m. from Airle and gets back about 6:00 p.m. It mentioned guests should have about six hours on Whitehaven. It’s $189 per person. Includes a guided hike to top of Hill Inlet.

Can you smoke on Whitehaven Beach?

Being the largest beach in the Whitsundays, this dreamlike paradise is unlike any other beach in Australia as its soft sand, turquoise waters and lush foliage continue to be untouched by pollution and inhabitation, where cigarette smoking is prohibited, and dogs are not permitted on the beach.

Are there crocodiles at Whitehaven Beach?

There is no mobile phone reception at Whitehaven Beach or Tongue Point. Dangerous marine stingers, sharks and crocodiles can be in the sea at all times of the year.

Can you drive from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach?

The distance between Airlie Beach and Whitehaven Beach is 33 km. How do I travel from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach without a car? The best way to get from Airlie Beach to Whitehaven Beach without a car is to ferry which takes 1h 23m and costs $60.

Where is Whitehaven Beach?

Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays.

How to get to Whitehaven Beach from Hamilton Island?

It’s an easy trip from Hamilton Island Whitehaven Beach is just a thirty-minute trip on a high-speed catamaran, and Hamilton Island offers several Whitehaven Beach day trips and Whitehaven Beach tours. You can explore the beach via a helicopter or seaplane from the island, and can also sail to Whitehaven Beach on one of the island’s yachts.

Why is the sand on Whitehaven Beach so White?

In fact, the sand found on Whitehaven Beach is 98% pure silica, which accounts for its bright white colour and is thought to have been deposited on the beach over millions of years by prevailing sea currents.

How long does it take to get to Whitehaven?

One of the most spectacular ways to arrive at Whitehaven is via helicopter or seaplane, however for visitors who wish to spend more time exploring the luminescent sands and stunning scenery of Whitehaven, yachts and catamarans can reach the beach in just 30 minutes.