Airlie Beach beaches

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    WHITEHAVEN BEACH ON NEARBY WHITSUNDAY ISLAND IS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES ON THE PLANET: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    THE BEACHES AT AIRLIE BEACH ARE GOOD PLACES TO CHILL OUT AND MEET FELLOW BACKPACKERS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    THE CALM WATERS MAKE THE BEACHES A GOOD PLACE TO TRY A VARIETY OF WATER SPORTS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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Beaches around Airlie Beach

You will find several sandy beaches on the coastline of Airlie Beach. These can be nice places to spend a day relaxing and working on your tan.

Just off the coast from Airlie Beach you will find many stunning beaches situated on the 74 islands, which makes up the Whitsundays. The most famous of these beaches is Whitehaven beach.

Whitehaven Beach

Regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. The incredibly white silica sandy beach is surrounded by crystal clear aqua waters and stretches over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island.

While you are there, make sure you walk to the lookout on Whitsunday Island, where you can see the best views of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Many operators provide trips to Whitehaven Beach from Airlie Beach.

Be aware of box jellyfish and stingers in northern parts of Australia in summer months

During the summer months from October to May along the Northern Australian coastline certain varieties of jellyfish like the box jellyfish are present in the coastal waters and can cause very serious reactions if you are stung. It is advised that between these months you swim in the protected netted swimming areas or avoid swimming in the sea.

If bitten by a box jellyfish vinegar should be applied to the sting and seek medical attention immediately.

Do not swim in areas known to have crocodiles

Crocodiles can be found in fresh and salt-water locations in parts of Northern Australia and occasionally there are attacks on people. In many cases some basic rules and precautions would avoid such attacks. Swimming in most rivers, creeks, lagoons and in certain coastal waters is not recommended in this part of Australia. Also pay attention to any warning signs that may be posted in certain areas.