Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday, the largest of the Whitsunday Islands. The Whitsundays archipelago is located off the coast of Queensland, on the Eastern part of Australia. It is composed by 74 islands lying on the throat of the Coral Sea like treasured jewels, and nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The 6 km coastline is one of the most well loved tourist destinations in the world. The water at Whitehaven Beach is a stunning aquamarine as clear as fine crystal. The contrasting brilliant white sand creates a beautiful contrast and gives this place a feeling of pure fantasy and inner joy. This beach has often been awarded the most beautiful beach of Australia and figure frequently in the best beaches o the world list. No wonder its been named White Haven.
Arranging to visit Whitehaven generally involves a stop in Airlie Beach on the mainland. The most popular and economical way is the ferry that leaves at various times and takes about an hour and a half to get to Whitehaven Beach.There are other more options, too, such as fast ferries, cruising yachts and private boats. More adventurous travelers might even choose kayaking, ocean rafting or jet boating. There are no pubs, hotels or restaurants on Whitsunday island, but the more adventurous traveler can obtain a camping permit to camp on the beach. Travelers who have been to Whitehaven Beach can truly say they have been to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.