As every year, TripAdvisor, the travel-related review platform, awards Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best, awards that collect “the best of the best.” Thus, in the ranking of the best beaches, there is Whitehaven Beach, which leads the ranking and is placed as the best beach of 2021.
These awards take into account the ratings and reviews that travelers share across the globe, so all those who have traveled to Whitehaven Beach have had good words and ratings to refer to it, to the point of become the best beach of 2021.
Whitehaven Beach, a paradise beach in Australia
Specifically, Whitehaven Beach is a stretch of coastline of about 7 kilometers in length that is located on the paradisiacal Whitsunday Island, in Australia. This island is the largest of the 74 that make up the Whitsunday group, as explained on the islands tourism website.
That this is one of the most spectacular beaches in the world is no coincidence. Famous are its crystalline silica sands and its turquoise blue waters, a combination that invites rest and relaxation in a completely unspoiled natural setting.
This sand is 98% silica, which means it is extremely fine and soft. In fact, “some compare the consistency with that of baby powder,” they explain from the aforementioned website. Due to the silica, the sand does not retain heat, making it a perfect place to walk barefoot, even on a hot day, something that does not happen on other beaches.
On the other hand, you have to know that this beach is protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park, since it is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. In addition to being recognized several times as the best beach in the world, it has also been valued as the best ecological beach in the world, as well as the cleanest beach in Queensland, according to the Hamilton Island tourism website, another of the islands in this group. .
From Hamilton Island there are several day trips to Whitehaven Beach, with different tours to explore and enjoy the beach. Among the options available, you can take a helicopter or seaplane tour or sail to Whitehaven Beach by boat.