Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay, Australia, has long been rumoured to have the whitest sand in the country, but a new location has stolen its crown.
For years the stretch of sand on the south coast of New South Wales claimed to have the purest sand, until now.
The famous location has lost out to remote Western Australian beach Lucky Bay, in Cape Le Grand National Park.
Now the silky shores of a remote Western Australian beach Lucky Bay in Cape Le Grand National Park (pictured) has been confirmed as the winner
Since 2006 samples have been taken from various white sandy beaches across the nation (pictured)
An in-depth analysis by the National Committee of Soil and Terrain confirmed the sand was multiple shades whiter, the Conversation reported.
The samples have been taken from various beaches across the nation since 2006.
The handfuls of sand were compared to one another, after being collected under strict research requirements.
Each sample was untreated and taken from a particular part of the shore, there was also no bleaching or removal of impurities.
Despite claiming international status for the whitest sand, Hyams Beach came in fourth in the tests.
A Victorian beach came in third and a sample from Queensland came in second.
For years the stretch of sand on the south coast of New South Wales, Hyams Beach (pictured), claimed to have the purest sand
The search for the country’s whitest stretch is no where near complete after 12 years of research.
‘There are many white beaches out there yet to be sampled, and if you’d like to alert me to your potentially award-winning beach please email me,’ Noel Schoknecht wrote.
Senior research associate from Murdoch university said there are beaches on the east coast of Tasmania and in Queensland which are yet to be tested.
‘Shelburne Bay in northern Queensland, for example, is a contender yet to be sampled, and there are some magnificent beaches on the east coast of Tasmania,’ he said.
The search for the country’s whitest stretch is no where near complete after 12 years of research (pictured is Hellfire Bay in Esperence, Western Australia)