What makes Whitehaven Beach so special? It's the silica. The sand on this 6km (4 mi) stretch of paradise is 98% silica, the powdered remains of a long-dead coral forest. That's what makes it so sugar-fine, radiantly white and slip-through-the-toes ... 

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saz United Kingdom

May 2012

 Cuddles on offer , saz - May 2012

Cuddle a koala

Cuddles on offer

saz United Kingdom

May 2012

 View from one of the many vantage points , saz - May 2012

Harbour View

View from one of the many vantage points

erinrosejonasson

September 2016

 Fun in the sun at Whitehaven Beach with our boat Camira in the background , erinrosejonasson - September 2016

Fun in the sun at Whitehaven Beach with our boat Camira in the background

Fun in the sun at Whitehaven Beach with our boat Camira in the background

erinrosejonasson

September 2016

 Great swimming at Whitehaven , erinrosejonasson - September 2016

Clear waters at Whitehaven

Great swimming at Whitehaven

erinrosejonasson

September 2016

 Beautiful Whitehaven beach , erinrosejonasson - September 2016

Whitehaven Beach

Beautiful Whitehaven beach

Sarah Cui United States of America

June 2016

 Picture from seaplane , Sarah Cui - June 2016

heart reef great barrier reef

Picture from seaplane

Adam V

January 2016

 Hill Inlet , Adam V - January 2016

Whitehaven Beach

Hill Inlet

Janine T

November 2015

 I'm relaxing on the raft after snorkeling, walking and lunch , Janine T - November 2015

Relaxation personified!!

I'm relaxing on the raft after snorkeling, walking and lunch

Stephen L Singapore

November 2014

 View from Hill Inlet , Stephen L - November 2014

View from Hill Inlet

View from Hill Inlet

saz United Kingdom

May 2012

 Get a buggy to get around , saz - May 2012

Harbour Road

Get a buggy to get around

saz United Kingdom

May 2012

 View of the harbor and Yacht club , saz - May 2012

Yacht Club

View of the harbor and Yacht club

saz United Kingdom

May 2012

 View of Hamilton Harbour , saz - May 2012

Harbour view

View of Hamilton Harbour

saz United Kingdom

May 2012

 Un spoilt streets , saz - May 2012

Typical street

Un spoilt streets

Jack D Australia

April 2009

The Whitsundays are true blue, Jack D - April 2009

To Whitehaven

The Whitsundays are true blue

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