We have stopped at Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island a couple of times now. The first time we stopped it was cold, windy and foggy and I was thinking 'PFftttttt! What's all the fuss about?'.
But we went back for another visit about two weeks ago with my mum. It was a warm, sunny day and after a quick trip ashore with the kids I could see and feel what all the fuss was about!
The colours really are astonishing, and the sand...I couldn't help scrunching my toes and fingers in it repeatedly, it was amazingly soft!
The kids ran about and dug roads in the sand, while mum and I just kicked back and soaked it all up. It was beautiful. I am really looking forward to visiting again.