Whitehaven Beach. Australia
In Australia, there are more than 10,500 beaches, and 800 are located in large uninhabited islands around the continent. They can be reached only by sea or air transport. Whitehaven Beach is one of such places.
It stretches for 7 km along Whitsunday Island. This beach is famous for that its snow-white quartz sand is considered to be the cleanest in the world. Pure silicon dioxide, which is contained in the sand for 98%, gives it such a snow white color.
You can get to this beautiful beach by boat from the ports of Shute Harbour and Airlie Beach, or from the nearby Hamilton Island.
At high tide, snow-white sand and azure water come together, creating unforgettable landscapes. Such place is a fantastic bay located on the northern end of the beach Whitehaven.
Whitehaven gains its popularity every year, so a lot of travelers from all over the world are eager to get here. On the island there are six campsites where you can relax and enjoy the untouched surrounding nature. There is also a safe anchorage called Cid Harbour.
You will definitely find something to entertain yourselves. For example, you can enjoy a walk on a yacht or a small boat; you can even order a flight above the bay by seaplane. Unbelievable views open from this height, amazing contrasts of water and sand, which are created by nature itself.
If you are tired of sunbathing on the famous sand, which crunches under your feet like snow, you can take scuba gear and enjoy the amazing underwater local infrastructure such suitable for diving. It will be able to see more than a thousand species of fish, hundreds of species of hard corals and more than 130 species of sharks and stingrays.
The beach has proved its importance by the fact that had received even several awards as the cleanest beach in Queensland, and “Number One Eco Friendly Beach in the world” by CNN. Thus, the Whitehaven Beach is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Australia and one of the 10 best beaches in the world. This is really a paradise on earth!