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Whitehaven Beach is about 6km long and has the most amazing white sand that you will ever see. They say that it is 98% pure Silica, which means that you can polish your jewelry and watch faces with the sand, and no scratches!
Basically, for jewelers, you have to have certain percentage of silica to polish glasses, lens, and that sort of thing. This sand is far above the minimum percentage, so bring your jewelry and save your money!