You’ve probably heard of Whitehaven Beach—one of the most famous beaches in the entire world. But perhaps you’re wondering what’s so special about it. Is the hype really all it’s cracked up to be?

Discover five reasons why our guests love visiting Whitehaven Beach, and why you should choose Red Cat Adventures for your Whitehaven Beach tours from Airlie Beach.


1) The Sand Is The Softest You’ll Ever Feel In The World

If you’re wondering why this is, it’s because the sand is actually 97% pure silica sand! This not only results in it being incredibly soft to sink your toes into, but it reflects the heat of the Australian sun (making it lovely and cool to walk on).

When you travel with Red Cat Adventures, our knowledgeable and passionate tour guides can tell you a lot more about the beach, as well as Whitsunday Island (where Whitehaven Beach is situated) and all the surrounds—all while you’re marvelling at the feeling of those incredible white sands in person!


2) A More Photogenic Beach Does Not Exist

There’s certainly competition out there, but there is nothing like Whitehaven Beach.

If you love nature photography, you’re about to have a field day snapping up the swirling sand formations from Hill Inlet Lookout, the clear, green-blue waters and the lush, bushland surroundings.

If your photography level stops at “selfie”, we promise those will come out amazing as well!

Whitehaven Beach


3) It’s A Dreamy Place To Get Married!

Yes—people actually do get married at this dreamy, undisrupted piece of paradise!

You may just be visiting on your holiday, but if you fall in love with the beach, you can always come back and tie the knot here. In fact, we have a package for that situated over at Paradise Cove Resort!

If you’re wondering what’s so special about Paradise Cove Resort, you should check out our Ride To Paradise tour—it’s unlike any other Whitehaven Beach tours from Airlie Beach you’ll ever experience and it will give you a taste of what to expect from choosing our wedding package for your special day!

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4) The Native Wildlife Are Super Adorable

If you love wildlife, you’re in for a treat! Because Whitehaven Beach is part of a protected national park and it has some of the clearest ocean waters you’ll ever see, it’s very likely you’ll get to spot both marine life and native island life.

Keep your eyes peeled for stingrays and baby sharks when you’re walking alongside the sparkling shores (or snorkelling nearby), as well as a large variety of birds, wallabies and reptiles on the bushwalks up to Hill Inlet Lookout.


5) It’s A Memorable, Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity

This final reason is one we can’t stress enough—this famous beach truly is an incredible sight to experience and if you have the chance to visit it, you don’t want to miss out! You’ll create some incredible memories to cherish and you’ll have the most beautiful travel photos to show your friends and loved ones.

Still searching for Whitehaven Beach tours from Airlie Beach?

Check out our Thundercat day cruise for a fast and jam packed day out on the Whitsunday Islands (Whitehaven Beach included):