10 Unusual Beaches You Need To See To Believe
Bored of the usual blue waters, sparkling white sand and the typical beach settings? Why not explore natural sea wonders and admire unique beaches. This list mentions some of the most unusual beaches in the world which you wont believe exist. Right from red beach in China and Green sand beach in Hawaii to the sparkling glittering starry beach in Maldives, we are going to help you experience them all right here.
Vadhoo Island Starry Beach, Maldives
Also known as a sea of stars, this beach in Maldives has naturally glittering and sparkling sea water. While this is a common phenomenon in Maldives yet the best place to enjoy this shining sea wonder is Vadhoo Island which has a population of round about 500 inhabitants only. Maldives is known for beauty, peace and serene and there are many other wonderful beaches here which are unique in some or the other way.
Panjin Red Beach, China
If your are quite bored of those white and yellow sand beaches then you must go and visit this red sand beach located in China. The world’s largest wetland, Panjin Beach i’s situated off an estuary in Liaoning, north-eastern China. Spanning over 51 square miles of coastal land, the wetland is also home to more than 260 varieties of birds, including the endangered red-crowned crane, and around 400 species of wildlife. The red color of the beach is because of seepweed, a plant that turns red as it matures in autumn.
Hidden Beach, Mexico
Located in the Marieta Islands, this beach in Mexico is said to have formed after the Mexican government used the uninhabited islands for target practice in the 1900s.
Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas
Pigmented by washed-up coral remnants, which are dashed and ground to tiny pieces by the surf, this beach is located on Harbour Island. The pink color of the sand comes from microscopic coral insects, known as Foraminifera, which have a bright pink or red shell full of holes through which it extends a footing, called pseudopodia, that it uses to attach itself and feed. No matter where the pink color comes from, the beach looks exquisite in harmony with the blue sky.
Glass Beach, California
This unique beach located in California is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town.
Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Hawaii
One of only four green sand beaches in the world, this beach gets its name from the green olivine crystals in the cinder cone which was formed some 49,000 years ago next to the beach. Also known as Mahana Beach and Green Sand Beach, Papakolea Beach also lets you swim with the waves here, but surfing here is quite strong along the notorious southern shore. So take you pick wisely!
Giants Causeway Beach, Ireland
Located at the foot of the basalt cliffs along the sea coast on the edge of the Antrim plateau in Northern Ireland, this is one of the most unusual beaches in the world.
The Giant’s Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It was formed around 50-60 million years ago when basalt lava rose to the surface and cooled, cracking into strange, large columns.
Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
After red, pink and green sand beaches, lets have a look at this unusual black sand beach which looks attractive despite all odds. Located between Pāhala and Nāʻālehu on the Big Island of the U.S. state of Hawaii, this beach has a black sand beach resulting from lava flow. Apart from exploring and analyzing the black sand you can also spot protected honu, or Hawaiian green sea turtles.
Shell Beach, Australia
Sea and shell share an eternal relation and Australia’s Shell Beach depicts it in a unique way. This beautiful snow-white beach is made up of millions of tiny shells up to 10 metres deep and stretching for over 120 kilometres. Located in in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, the beach is popular for swimming, beach combing and relaxing in the sunshine.
Jokulsarlon is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, on the edge of Vatnajökull National Park. Renowned for creating a beautiful canvas for the Northern Lights, Jokulsarlon is considered one of the most spectacular natural jewels in the country. Jökulsárlón has been a setting for four Hollywood movies: A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the “reality TV” series Amazing Race.