The South end of Whitehaven beach is sheltered from the prevailing southerly winds and usually is flat and calm. Many tours visit this end of the beach as it has BBQ areas, toilets and lots of room to explore
With a new lookout opened in 2017, the south end has become more popular with a short walk to a fantastic lookout of the Hazelwood Islands group. If you have the time, this walk continues across Whitsunday Island to Chance bay with views of Hamilton Island Resort.
As waters are above 22deg all year round, swimming is always an option along the beach. Stinger suits will be needed during the summer months and will protect from any jellyfish.
There is also a camping area here. Spaces are limited, and you will need to book early. see our blurb below to help you camp on Whitehaven Beach