How to choose the best beach for your Whitsunday wedding

September 1, 2014 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Ideas & Inspiration,Whitsunday Wedding Planning

Whitsunday Beach Weddings


As you set sail on your voyage of discovery with your loved one, there’s probably no more romantic a setting for your wedding than a beach….and none more so than a Whitsundays’ beach.


Whitsunday Beach Weddings
Hydeaway Bay. Tropix Photography


Feel the breeze in your hair, the soft sand between your toes and proclaim your love for one another against a tropical backdrop with the only sound the gentle lapping of the waves on the shoreline.


Airlie Beach Wedding
Airlie Beach. Tropix Photography


Be the first footsteps of the day on an uninhabited island or make the most of the first class facilities at one of the many resorts with their own beaches – the options are as endless as the horizon.


Whitehaven Beach Weddings Whitsundays
Whitehaven Beach. Tropix Photography


The resort town of Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the mainland with a wide choice of beaches within a 10 minute drive. If you feel like exploring the region a little, there are also stunning beaches to the north of Airlie (about an hour’s drive).


Cannonvale Beach Wedding
Cannonvale Beach. Tropix Photography


For a spectacular setting that will take your breath away, there is world famous Whitehaven Beach, on Whitsunday Island – seven kilometres of dazzling white sand backing onto natural bushland.


Whitsunday beach weddings
Whitehaven Beach. Brooke Miles Photography


And if you want to say ‘I do’ in style, why not charter a seaplane for a sophisticated touch-down complete with champagne and any other indulgent extras you care to mention.


Whitsunday Beach Weddings
Whitehaven Beach. Brooke Miles Photography


Alternatively, Daydream Island Resort & Spa offers a choice of two beaches for couples to tie the knot – the aptly named Lovers Cove and the resort’s signature Mermaid Beach.


Airlie Beach Weddings
Airlie Foreshore. Tropix Photography


And if your heart is set on a beachside wedding but you feel overwhelmed by the logistics of it all – never fear! The Whitsundays are home to several excellent wedding coordination and planning companies, who will assist you with every aspect including boat transfers and permits, if required.


Airlie Beach Weddings
Boathaven Beach. Tropix Photography


If you are after a truly private beach wedding in the Whitsundays then you absolutely cannot go past Earlando Resort and Villa Botanica. Both venues are private estates, each with their own stretch of coastline that is all yours on your wedding day.


Earlando Resort Whitsundays
Earlando Resort


There are also clever and creative stylists and wedding decorators, who will make the most of the stunning Whitsunday setting and bring your vision to life on your special day.


Villa Botanica. Styling by The Event Company Whitsundays



Beaches in and around the mainland resort town of Airlie Beach

  • Airlie Beach
  • Boathaven Beach
  • Boardwalk Beach
  • Flametree Beach
  • Shingley Beach
  • Cannonvale Beach
  • Shute Harbour Beach


Beaches a short drive north of Airlie Beach

  • Gloucester Point
  • Hydeaway Bay
  • Dingo Beach


Island beaches (your wedding coordinator can help with boat transfers)

  • Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Island)
  • Lovers’ Cove and Mermaid Beach (Daydream Island)


Air transfers available to a number of Whitsunday Beaches


Whitsunday beach wedding planning & coordination


Whitsunday beach wedding stylists & decorators


Want to know more about Whitsunday Weddings?

Read our helpful “how to” planning guide articles for ideas and inspiration.
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Featured image by Tropix Photography