11 October 2017
Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island is often considered the best beach in Australia and regularly ranked top-10 in the world. The island has not been developed but can be accessed by boat from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island. We spent an afternoon on the beach as part of a chartered island tour from Port of Airlie. Beyond its remote location, the water is crystal clear and it’s fine pure white sand almost looks and feels like baking flour. The beach is 7 km (4.3 miles) long so if you have enough time to walk from the drop-off point, you could achieve near solitude, near perfection. We only had a few hours so we spent enjoying it amongst the other tourist.
Is it as nice as its reputation? Yes and no, it all depends on your perspective. Visually, it is fantastic. As a dad with family in tow, I’d give up a little perfection for clean toilets, easy parking, and picnic facilities. All-in-all it was beautiful and we enjoyed the experience.