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December 23, 2013

Picture of the Day: Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Whitehaven Beach is a beautiful 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island in Queensland, Australia.

The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. World renowned for its white sand beach, the sand consists of 98% pure silica which gives it its bright white color.

The beach has been widely recognized and awarded. A few notable honours include:

- TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards 2013, No. 1 in Australia and No. 3 in the world
- CNN.com named world’s top eco-friendly beach – 2010
- Australian winner – Resource Recovery Award – 2009 National Clean Beach Awards
- North Queensland’s Cleanest Beach 2009
- Queensland’s Friendliest Beach 2009
- Queensland’s Cleanest Beach 2008
- Australia’s 20 Best Experiences – Island Experience – Whitsunday Islands

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