Do you know that there is white sand beach which looks like snow in summer? Or purple sand beach? Or glass beach? Nope? Then you should visit these unusual beaches once in a life time.
Here are 16 of the most unusual beaches you’ll ever come across.
1. Bioluminescent Beach, Maldives
The beautiful blue lights on the Maldives beach are caused by microscopic bioluminescent phytoplankton, which looks like a mesmerising star sky.
2. Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
The black sand beach is one of nature’s rarest wonders. The black sand is made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools.
3. Glass Beach, California
The glass beach is created from years of dumping garbage by local residents into the area of coastline near the northern part of the town.
4. Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas
Pink sand beach is considered among the best beaches in the islands of Bahamas. The pink colour of the sand comes from microscopic coral insects, known as Foraminifera.
5. The Moeraki Boulders (Dragon Eggs) Koekohe Beach, New Zealand
This beach has unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago coast of New Zealand between Moeraki and Hampden.
6. White Sand Beach, Australia
This beach is simply stunning. It has white sand and crystal clear water, which looks like snow in summer.
7. Papakolea Beach (Green Sand or Mahana Beach), Hawaii
The distinctive green colour is caused by the mineral olivine, which is formed by lava as it cools in the sea.
8. Jokulsarlon, Iceland
Jokulsarlon is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland. This beach looks beautiful with black volcanic sand with the white glassy chunks of ice on it.
9. Red Sand Beach, Rabida, Galapagos
The deep red colour of the sand comes from the high content of iron in the volcanic material found on the island.
10. Shell Beach, Australia
This beach is named ‘Shell Beach’ because of the great abundance of the shells of the cockle species Fragum erugatum.
11. Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California
The purple colour of the sand is formed when manganese garnet deposits in the surrounding hills erode into the sea.
12. Round Pebble Beaches
These beaches are covered with smooth round pebbles instead of sand.
13. The Beach of the Cathedrals, Spain
This beach is also known as ‘Beach of the Holy Waters’. It was formed when the Cantabrian Sea waves carved and carried away the softer parts of the rock.
14. Maho Beach, Saint Martin
Maho beach is famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach.
15. Scala Dei Turchi Beach, Italy
This beach is known as “Stair of the Turks”. It contains set of stairs formed out of natural white rock by years of wave action.
16. Giants Causeway Beach, Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, which was formed 50-60 million years ago result of an ancient volcanic eruption.