Whitehaven Beach Stats
Average water temp' 26° C
Whitehaven Beach silica sand unknown origin
Same latitude as Rio de Janeiro & Tahiti
Whitehaven Beach sand is 98% pure silica
Previously unprotected , sand was exported for high quality glass lense manufacture in Japan
1 of 74 islands in the Whitsundays , but none have sand like Whitehaven Beach
Located on Whitsunday Island
Airlie Beach is where you want to start , its the closest mainland town / hub for everything Whitsundays .
Airlie Beach is Queenslands Tropical Mecca location for exploring the Whitsunday Islands
For ways to get to Whitehaven Beach click HERE .
The sand on Whitehaven Beach does not get hot ! So you can walk on it barefoot on a hot day .
The sand is perfect of polishing your jewelery , before the area was protected many jewelers got their hands on the sand for this reason .
Even NASA used the sand to make the lense for their HUBBLE TELESCOPE (apparently)....
Its one of the finest sands IN THE WORLD .
so if you're ....
Visiting Australia? definately go there
Living in Australia ? put it on your bucket list
Planning to come to Australia ? mark it on your calendar
Studying in Australia , take time off and go there
Singing Sand !
Haha no , really ? ... Um ... Yeah
It exists and according to good old Wiki here's a bit more info ..
Common names : Singing Sand , Whistling Sand , Barking Sand .
Conditions required : Sand grains to be round and between 0.1 & 0.5mm in diameter , sand must contain silica & correct humidity (Whitehaven beach sand check , check & check )
While not completely understood there are a few theories ....similar size sand grains , pollutant free , friction of grains making the sound , grains covered in salt making the sound , compression or air making the sound , and so the list goes on and on and on ...
So at Whitehaven Beach you will get the Squeeky Style Singing sand under your feet , all in all that means great sand !
Yet another awesome place in Australia to add to your list , and if your smart (we know you're already smart because you live in Australia and are reading this , or are on your way to Australia and reading this ) , take some time out to go check out what's on offer through Australia and the Whitsunday's .
Keep living Australian :)