It is rumored that Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay has the whitest sand in the country, but a new location has stolen the crown.
For years, the expanse of sand on the south coast of New South Wales claimed to have the purest sand, until now.
The famous location has lost to the remote Western Australia beach Lucky Bay, in the Cape Le Grand National Park.
A new Australian beach has been crowned king of the country's white sand beaches (stock image)
Now, the silky beaches of a remote Western Australian beach called Lucky Bay in the Cape Le Grand National Park (pictured) have been confirmed as the winners
Since 2006, samples of several white sand beaches have been taken throughout the country (pictured)
An in-depth analysis conducted by the National Soil and Land Committee confirmed that the arena had multiple whiter shadows, the Conversation reported.
Samples have been taken from several beaches throughout the country since 2006.
The handfuls of sand were compared to each other, after being collected under strict research requirements.
Each sample was not treated and was taken from a particular part of the coast, nor was there bleaching or removal of impurities.
Despite claiming the international status for the whitest sand, Hyams Beach came in fourth in the tests.
A Victorian beach came in third and a sample of Queensland came in second.
For years, the expanse 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 not nearly complete after 12 years of research.
"There are still many white beaches to be sampled, and if you want to alert me about your potentially winning beach, send me an email," Noel Schoknecht wrote.
Associate researcher at Murdoch University said there are beaches on the east coast of Tasmania and in Queensland that have not yet been tested.
"Shelburne Bay in northern Queensland, for example, is a candidate that has not yet been tested, and there are some magnificent beaches on the east coast of Tasmania," he said.
The search for the country's whitest stretch is not nearly complete after 12 years of research (Hellfire Bay in Esperence, Western Australia)