Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday, the largest of the Whitsunday Islands. The Whitsundays archipelago is located off the coast of Queensland, on the Eastern part of Australia. It is composed by 74 islands, only 8 of which being inhabited.

Whitehaven Beach is a definite "must-see" in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape.

Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The sand consists of 98% pure silica which gives it a bright white color. At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. 

With its pristine, extremely white powdery sand and its different levels of depth, it offers a fusion of colours that is just amazing from the brightest white to the darkest blue, through all the tones of blue, green and turquoise, the scenery is stunning. Local rocks do not contain silica so it has been suggested that the sands were brought to the beach via prevailing sea currents over millions of years.

Whitehaven is perfect for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. Whitehaven Beach is also really popular for windsurf and kitesurf due to the wind, which is particularly appropriate for those kinds of sports.

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