24th February 2016
The Whitsundays' famous Whitehaven Beach has once again received the honour of 'Best Beach in Australia' in the TripAdvisor 2016 Traveller's Choice Awards. Not only voted the best beach in Australia, Whitehaven Beach was also awarded 'Best Beach in the South Pacific' despite facing some tough competition.
This is the four year in a row Whitehaven Beach has taken out the number one spot and it's not just the 7km of crystal clear water and soft white sand that makes Whitehaven so unbeatable. According to voters, it's also the beach's pristine natural environment free of development and tourist crowds that make it a winner.
One of the most popular Whitsunday attractions, Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island, the largest island of all 74 which make up the Whitsundays group. Part of the Whitsunday Islands National Park, the beach is situated in the heart of what is known as the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, also world famous for its iconic landscapes, clear blue water and unique heart-shaped reef.
An enduring favourite with visitors to the Whitsundays of all ages, Whitehaven Beach is the ideal spot to explore the tropical island vibe and kick back and relax. The beach is not only unquestionably stunning, it's also truly unique and provides an unforgettable experience that is an absolute must-do on any visit to the Whitsundays. Experiencing the sheer beauty of Whitehaven Beach is an essential bucket list item for Australians and visitors from all over the world.
What makes Whitehaven Beach so unique is that its sand is 98 per cent silica, which accounts for its brilliant white shores and protects bare feet from the sun's heat. From the beach, visitors can swim, snorkel and even sail the crystal clear waters where marine life is clearly visible. Regularly sighted are marine life such as stingrays, sea turtles and countless species of fish.