Beaches aren’t always yellow sands, blue waters and sunshine. Forget your typical beach holiday and discover some of the most unusual and unique beaches around the world. You might want to add some of these places to your bucket list!
One of the best known places to visit in Iceland is Jokulsarlon where you can see iceburgs floating on the glacier lagoon. A natural wonder of the world, this black beach is located on the southern coast and continues to be a popular attraction with many tourists.
Hyams Beach, Australia
The beach with the whitest sand in the world even secures a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Discover paradise when you stroll along the breathtaking white sand overlooking the clear turquoise waters. Located in the Jervis Bay region of New South Wales, you won’t want to leave Australia without paying a visit.
Boulders Beach, Cape Town
One of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins is Boulders Beach. Experience a day at the beach like never before and have a different kind of company when sunbathing on the sand. Home to a colony of endangered penguins, at Boulders Beach you can get up close and personal with the animals and maybe even get the chance to go for a quick dip.
Pink Beach, Bahamas
Stroll along pale pink sands, stretching along for more than 3 miles. Located on Harbour Island, this natural beauty looks like something from a fairytale. Look out across the Caribbean ocean as you gallop across the sands on horseback. It really is a picture perfect place.
Maho Beach, Sint Maarten
Not a great place if you’re looking for a relaxing day at the beach. Spend the day sunbathing on fine white sand as aeroplanes land and take off right over your head. If you’re a thrill seeker then this beach is definitely for you.
Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia
One of the most popular beaches in Croatia, Zlatni Rat Beach’s shape and size continues to change in regards to the tide, sea currents and wind. The beach is getting longer and longer over the years and since 2006 it grew in length by roughly 80 metres.
Black Sands Beach, Hawaii
Most sand on beaches vary from yellow to white, yet you may come across some that are blessed with special sands of black. Punalu’u beach is the most famous black sand beach of Hawaii. The sand is made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which then explodes as it reaches the ocean.
Glass Beach, California
One of the most unique shores on Earth and one that is not covered in sand is Glass Beach. The entire beach is covered in sea glass created from years of dumping rubbish over the cliffs in the early 20th century. Discover a place where trash really has turned to treasure.
Bioluminescent Beaches, Maldives
Swim in a fluorescent sea of stars in the Maldives where tiny organisms called ostracod crustaceans emit blue light, making beaches glow up at night . This natural phenomenon is not something from a Disney movie but can actually be found in a number of locations in the Maldives.
Giant’s Causeway, Ireland
Located in Northern Island, this spectacular rock formation consists of 40,000 interlocking basalt columns rising out the sea. One of Ireland’s most popular attractions, it’s free to visit and often described as the 8th Wonder of the World.
Hidden Beach, Mexico
Otherwise known as the world’s most idyllic bomb site, Hidden Beach was created by blast of a bomb during target practice from the Mexican government. Ideal for snorkelling and diving, its definitely a swim to remember.
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