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Whitsundays Beach Activities

The Whitsundays is renowned for its stunning beaches. Whether you prefer a secluded beach all to yourself, or the almost endless stretch of white sands to stroll hand in hand with your significant other, or maybe the perfect beach for you and your friends to play that all-Australian game of beach cricket, The Whitsundays has it all!

Top 5 Beaches in The Whitsundays

  • Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Horseshoe Bay, Bowen
  • Hydeaway Bay Beach
  • Island Beaches
  • Boathaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet

Sink your toes into the white silica sands of the world-renowned and award-winning Whitehaven Beach, one of the many jewels in The Whitsundays crown.

The crystal-clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of world-famous Whitehaven Beach stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday group. It defines nature at its best; it's no surprise it often tops best beaches list the world over, experiencing Whitehaven Beach provides an amazing sense of relaxation and escape.

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Horseshoe Bay, Bowen

Horseshoe Bay is Bowen's most iconic beach and a favourite for locals and visitors alike, regularly topping best beaches lists.

The beach is framed by two granite outcrops which provide a haven for an excellent range of fish and coral just a short swim from the beach. The bay's fringing reef is a top spot for divers and snorkellers and for a small fee, snorkelling equipment can be hired from the Horseshoe Bay Resort.

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Hydeaway Bay Beach

Hydeaway Bay Beach is located on the coast of the Whitsundays, around 45 minute's drive north of Airlie Beach.

A lovely sandy beach over 1.5 kilometres long it boasts endless views across the water to Gloucester Island, Saddleback Island and many more. The beach is fringed with shady trees and the rocks at the end make for excellent exploring. Be sure to bring your fishing rod if you want to try your luck at catching dinner!

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Island Beaches

The Whitsunday Islands is a treasure trove of secluded beaches. Hire a boat and explore your way through the myriad of hidden gems scattered across the 74 Islands of The Whitsundays.

From Turtle Bay where you will find an abundance of colourful fish, to Cateran Bay where you will be rewarded with a glorious feeling of complete privacy and Butterfly Bay, an ideal spot for a bareboat anchorage! And this is just a taste of the amazing places you will find as you journey through our island wonders.


Boathaven Beach

Boathaven Beach is situated on the peninsula near the Port of Airlie, it boasts soft white sand with a stunning northerly aspect.

The area's first true all-tide beach, Boathaven Beach is a lovely spot for swimming, sunbathing and lapping up the views of the ocean and islands. Boathaven Beach is a short walk to the Airlie Beach Esplanade, where you can stop for a bite to eat or a drink at the end of a relaxing day.

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