whitehaven beach, australia

whitehaven beach, australia

PLACE: Tongue Point, Whitehaven Beach
LOCATION: Australia
NOTORIOUS: White Sand Beach
NEAREST AIRPORT: BNE, Brisbane Airport
COORDINATES:  20° 15′ 0″ S, 148° 58′ 0″ E
CURRENCY: Australian Dollar

This seven kilometre stretch of  white sand was voted “the cleanest beach” in Queensland on Whitsunday Island – located on the North Eastern coast of Australia. Something about the turquoise and white swirling gradients caught my eye.  I guess the best time to see this is at low tide – you can get here via the ports at Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour, and Hamilton Island.

My favourite part about this beach is that the sand doesn’t retain heat so it is comfortable to walk during the hottest times of day. Don’t forget your sunscreen though – the hole in the ozone layer is just getting bigger above this area of the world :(.

whitehaven beach, australia
whitehaven beach, australia
whitehaven beach, australia
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Waded in these turquoise waters? What was your day like? Any trip or accommodation recommendations?