12 Of The Worlds Most Unusual Beaches

Summer is here and its time to pack up the car and head down to the beach! If you love relaxing on the sand and getting the perfect tan or live for catching that perfect wave then here are some unusual and beautiful beaches to shake things up this summer.

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

First stop is our very own Whitehaven Beach! This beautiful seven-kilometre-long coastline that runs along Whitsunday Island is famous for its incredibly white sand, 98% of which is made up of pure silica.

Pink Sands, Bahamas

Stunning Harbour Island is one of the most amazing places in the Bahamas. Little particles of the sand and shells make the sand pink. These shells are unicellular organisms that live on the bottom of the reef, under rocks, and in the caves of the coastal ocean floor.

Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach), Marietas Islands, Mexico

this secluded beach, Playa del Amor is just a few meters away from the uninhabited Marietas Islands. Only a few tourists are able to reach this place, which makes it wonderful for those  seeking privacy.

Navagio Beach, Greece

Zakynthos Island in Greece is one of the most wonderful places on Earth to watch the sun set. Once a ship full of contraband was wrecked close by and the ship has remained on the white sandy dunes ever since!

Ipanema, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro has 23 beaches that total up to 72 km in length. Ipanema is considered to be the most famous and exquisite. Attached to a fancy neighbourhood, this beach is loved by the elegant and ever-fashionable locals. People play beach volleyball and jog along the beach all day long. In other words, come to Ipanema to see and be seen by others.

Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Welcome to Maho! This is definitely one of the most unusual beaches in the world. It is located in the Caribbean, 300km from Puerto Rico. Although the beach is beautiful and the ocean water is bright blue, people come here for something else. Large planes land regularly right above the beach, flying just 10-20 meters overhead. This spectacle is super exciting, although extremely dangerous.

Glass Beach, California, USA

A wonderful beach ’decorated’ with millions of multi-coloured pieces of glass is located right by Fort Bragg, CA. It used to be the location for a huge municipal garbage heap at the beginning of 20th century, but it was shut down by the government in 1967. For many years, the territory had been perfectly clean. There is no trash now, but the beach is covered with small glass pebbles that are constantly polished by the waves.

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay is the best beach on Barbados. In fact, it’s beautiful landscape is one of the symbols of the country.

Hyams Beach, Australia

Hyams Beach is only 300km from Sydney. It’s famous for having the whitest sand in the world. From a distance, the white sand looks a lot like whipped cream.

Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

This beach is especially beautiful at night. Plankton paints the beach in wonderful colours due to bioluminescence (the production and emission of light by a living organism). The blue glow is like a reflection of stars in the beautiful Maldives’ sky.

Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands

This is a genuine paradise on Earth. It’s pristine white and finely grained sand attracts many tourists. Grace Bay has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best beaches in the world.

 

Seagaia Ocean Dome, Japan

If you are tired of traditional beaches and looking for something new, Ocean Dome should be your first choice. White sand beaches, an ocean with fake waves for surfing, water cascades, slides and rides, swimming pools with a hydro massage and spa, tropical plants, bright exotic shows — all of this has been created for the ultimate period of relaxation.

 

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