27th December 2017
Canada’s largest online travel website has recently released a list of the 50 best beaches in the world. The list named the Whitsunday’s Whitehaven Beach as the second best beach in the world. Comparing a total of 1,800 beaches, Whitehaven came in second on the list, just missing out on the top honour. The list was judged by hundreds of leading travel industry professionals who all agreed that a visit to Whitehaven Beach is a must.
Located on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach is used to winning awards. It was also named the best beach in Australia by the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards. Known for its soft, pure white silica sand, the7km beach is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt beaches in the world. Only accessible by seaplane, helicopter or boat from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island, there are plenty of Whitsundays day cruises that will deliver you to this stunning and uncrowded slice of paradise.
Describing Whitehaven, the Canadian said “Whitehaven will make you believe in love at first sight. Composed of 98-percent silica, the sand here is some of the whitest on Earth. But the baby-powder-like sand isn’t all that makes every visit to this piece of paradise one to remember. Visitors can only access this 7 kilometers of coastline along the warm, clear waters of the Coral Sea by helicopter or seaplane to experience this spectacular island.
“Seeing all of that untouched natural beauty from above will make you believe in a tropical utopia with glowing sands and crystalline beaches. Situated on Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands with an always comforting 27°C temperature, this stretch of sand backed by tree-covered mountains is a heaven on earth which one must see to believe.”
Taking out best beach in the world was Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos, which only just beat Whitehaven Beach for top honours.