Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the Whitsunday island chain. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and is known for its brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world. Sink your feet into the powder soft sand and walk through the crystal clear waters that gently lap the shore and you’ll soon realise why people come here from all over the world.

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. A scenic flight atop of Hill Inlet is the very best way to see this world famous sight and all tours that visit this location will perform aerial work atop of the iconic location so that every passenger gets a memorable view and of course postcard photo.

Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tours
Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tours

Air Whitsunday Seaplanes utilise the Southern end of Whitehaven Beach, however we do land a considerable distance away from the boat operators so that our guests have their very own slice of beach to enjoy away from the larger crowds.

Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. It has a beautiful scenery and the sand consists of 98% pure silica which gives it a bright white colour. Local rocks do not contain silica so it has been suggested that the sands were brought to the beach via prevailing sea currents over millions of years.

Unlike regular sand, the sand on Whitehaven Beach does not retain heat making it comfortable to walk barefoot on a hot day. This sand is also very fine, and can damage electronic equipment such as telephones and cameras so please take care with your valuables whilst visiting the beach.

WHITEHAVEN BEACH TOURS

Whitsunday Tours to the Great Barrier Reef

Panorama Tour

Experience it all on the Panorama.
per person
Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tours

Panorama Express

See the reef and visit Whitehaven.
per person
Whitehaven Beach Seaplane Tour

Whitehaven Experience

Visit world famous Whitehaven Beach.
per person