5 irresistible activities you can do on Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach was recently ranked the number one beach in the world in a Trip Advisor client survey.
This amazing beach is a must for the first time and returning visitors to The Whitsundays. Whitehaven beach is far more than just a wonderful stretch of pure silica sand.
- Hill Inlet in the north contains the world-famous lookout. Walk for ten-minute steady up the hill and be rewarded with the most breath-taking views of the inlet and the swirling sands. Stroll along each of the three viewing platforms and take that perfect Instagram photo, you can share with friends and family. Enjoy the walk along the boardwalk to Betty’s Beach; there, you can go for a swim and get up close with baby lemon sharks and rays as they cruise along the shallow water.
- The Southern end of Whitehaven Beach offers a range of irresistible activities for you to enjoy. It’s the perfect place to go paddleboarding. The calm and sheltered waters allow you to try paddleboarding straight off the beach. Once you get the hang of it, you can paddle parallel to the beach in the shallow water. It’s not too far to get back to the beach and start again when you eventually fall off. For more experience paddleboard riders, the Southern End allows you to explore further.
- Sunbaking is a viral activity, especially on the nearly pure silica sand. The sand is extremely fine and brilliant white. This means that it doesn’t heat up and burn during the hottest hours of the day. You can comfortably walk on it at all times. One fun thing to do is to clean your jewellery in the sand. Its pure quartz material combined with the seawater enables you to polish your favourite ring or chain with just a little scrub. Watch it shine in the sunlight.
- Swim in the tranquil turquoise water, which is warm all year round. Walk-in from the beach and submerge yourself in the water. Lie back and enjoy or go for a relaxing swim.
- Go exploring. The southern end offers a range of lookouts and walks to compliment your day on the water.
Of course, you can also play ball games, read a book, make sandcastles and all those regular beach activities.
Whatever you decide to do, don’t miss the opportunity for a trip to Whitehaven Beach while you here in the Whitsundays.