When you’re planning a holiday to the Whitsundays, chances are you’re looking forward to having fun in the sun and soaking up the rays on the beach. The Whitsunday Islands are home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, so there are plenty to choose from.
To help you relax before you even set foot on the sand, we’ve come up with our recommendations of the top seven beaches for you to visit on your Whitsunday Islands adventure.
Located on Hamilton Island, Catseye Beach is a beautiful place for anyone to relax, have a swim, and take a quiet stroll. There is also watersports equipment on site for those wanting to get a little more adventurous and try out the paddleboards, windsurfers, and kayaks.
The romantically named Lovers Cove is found on Day Dream Island. Visit here for some snorkelling, see fish under the water and maybe even spot some kangaroos on the sand!
Blue Pearl Bay
Another beautiful beach to visit on your Whitsunday Islands adventure is Blue Pearl Bay. Located on Hayman Island, this beach is another ideal snorkelling location with incredible corals, including gorgonian fans as large as 8-15 metres, and fish such as the iconic Maori Wrasse.
If you make your way to the Northern side of Hook Island, you’ll find Luncheon Bay. Another of the most beautiful beaches in the Whitsundays, Luncheon Bay provides a perfect site for beginner scuba divers as it offers beach entry diving. There are also amazing swimthroughs and an underwater canyon for more advanced divers to explore.
Also on Hook Island, Butterfly Bay is a picturesque beach that is part of the Whitsunday Islands National Park and perfect for snorkelling. Its protected corals offer a home to thousands of reef fish, but if you pop your head out of the water, you’ll also be amazed by the colonies of beautiful butterflies that inhabit this aptly named beach.
Located on Whitsunday Island, Turtle Bay is not often visited, but if you can make your way here, it’s a great place for snorkelling and fishing. There are a few beaches within the bay, which make lovely places to sit and relax as you look across at Hamilton and Pentecost Islands.
No matter where else you visit in the Whitsundays, make sure you find your way to Whitehaven Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. This is the most famous of the Whitsundays’ beaches for a reason. Protected by the national park and located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach also has amazing white silica sands and blue crystal waters that make it a beach you will never forget.
To make sure you visit the most beautiful beaches as part of your Whitsunday Islands adventure, talk to our tour operators today.