Whitsunday Islands beaches

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    WHITEHAVEN BEACH ON WHITSUNDAY ISLAND IS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES ON THE PLANET: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    THE PERFECT WHITE SANDS AND CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS MAKE THIS A MAGICAL PLACE TO SPEND SOME TIME: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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    IT IS FAIRLY EASY TO FIND YOUR OWN SECLUDED BEACH FOR YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS, AS THERE ARE SO MANY BEACHES TO CHOOSE FROM: Photo courtesy of Tourism Queensland
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Whitsunday Islands beaches

There are so many stunning white sandy beaches throughout the Whitsunday Islands. If you are sailing around the islands or hiking on them, it is fairly easy to find your own secluded beach where you can spend a few hours working on your tan or go swimming in the clear turquoise waters.

Whitehaven Beach

Perhaps the most famous and most beautiful beaches on the planet - is Whitehaven Beach. The incredibly white silica sandy beach is surrounded by crystal clear aqua waters and stretches over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island.

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, this is a stunning cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours.

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.

Check out the Whitsunday Islands cruises page for operators that 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.