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8 of the greatest eco-friendly beaches in the world

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia

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Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia

This 4.3-mile white sparkling beach has won many awards, including “Cleanest Beach in Queensland,” and national awards for resource recovery and environmental protection. The breathtaking beach is located on Whitsunday Island, the largest of a 74-island chain. Visitors are limited by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and must register with a tour guide for access.