Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitehaven Island, the largest of 74 islands in the Whitesandays. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. Whitehaven beach stretches for 7 kilometers and is washed by turquoise water. The white sand, made up of 98% pure white silica, creates a stunning contrast with blue-green crystal sea. The sand is so pure that you can polish your jewelery and scrub your skin with it.

The beach was awarded Queensland's Cleanest Beach of Australia in 2008. In July 2010, Whitehaven Beach was named the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by CNN.com. Dogs are not allowed on the beach and cigarette smoking is prohibited.

To the north of Whitehaven Beach there is the Hill Inlet, a magnificent inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water creating a beautiful fusion of colors. If you like bushwalking, you can have a walk to the Tongue Point, which opens the best view of the Hill Inlet. If you are interested in more passive rest, there are a lot of daily trips on ferries, yachts and power boats. Whether you join a day cruise, a yacht charter or a helicopter ride, don't miss a chance to experience this idyllic part of the world.

This post is taken from www.DreaCoasts.com

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