Not too long ago we covered some of the world’s best beaches and they were indeed great, but today we’ve got something much more interesting for you, our readers. Today we are going to take a look at 10 of the most unusual beaches in the world that will surely leave a strong impression on anyone who would dare visit. From a beach that has large boulders on it, to a weird beach whose sand is made from round colored pieces of glass, we have the peculiar and the amazing. Read on and take your pick! Where do you want to go this summer?
A small town in California called Mendocino has one of the world’s most unusual beaches in the world: the bowling ball beach! There are thousands of large rounded boulders on this beach that seem to be put there by a divine power. In fact, the rocks achieved this shape during thousands of years with the help of the waves of the Pacific Ocean.
This one is not only unusual, it’s spectacular! If you want to see the sea disappearing right before your eyes, you must visit this beach. During the tide, the sea recedes for around 5 kilometers, which is something quite unheard of. While the sea is gone, you can explore the seabed which is full of crabs, pebbles and shells.
Around 170 kilometers from Auckland, New Zealand, you can find one of the most fabulous beaches in the world. With around a million visitors each year, the Hot Beach got its name from the hot springs that seep through the sand at high tide. But you don’t have to wait for the tide, to get to the hot springs, you can just dig a small hole yourself and enjoy a thermal bath.
7. Papakolea Green Beach, Hawaii, USA
There are only two green sand beaches in the world: the Papakolea Beach in Hawaii and another one in the Galapagos Islands. The green comes from the mineral known as olivine, which abounds in the area. We would not recommend vacationing there, as there are many landslides, but it’s great to pop in for a short visit.
This beach is so unique that it doesn’t really have a sea to go along with it. It’s just a small body of water, an oasis, in the middle of a meadow. It is quite small, around 40 meters in length and It is 100 meters away from the sea. The water is salty, as it comes from a network of tunnels from the sea.
One of the most unusual beaches in the world is the Maho Beach in the Caribbean. It is located on the island of St. Maarten and right next to it, there is the Princess Juliana International Airport. Right next to it is a crass understatement, just look at the picture above. The tourists come there for the takeoff and landings, although the local authorities have warned that they can cause serious injuries to people on the beach.
The Ocean Dome Beach in Japan is a man-made beach and it is something spectacular. It has its own climate that is controlled throughout the year, it is 300 meters long and 100 meters wide. It has an artificial volcano, artificial palm trees and artificial waves. Although everything about it is artificial, it wouldn’t stop you from having the time of your life, would it?
This snow-white beach is actually made entirely of white rocks. It has many forms and shapes, from natural stairs and steps to smooth ledges. The rocks are clay-lime white sedimentary rocks and the beach used to be a favorite of the pirate. It is very easy to understand why.
This California Glass Beach is simply amazing! Located near Fort Bragg, California, it is full of pieces of glass polished by the ocean’s waves. It was created due to the garbage dumping into the area of coastline. Can you believe than dumping garbage created such a pretty beach? There is even a Glass Festival during the summer, but if you do visit, keep in mind that you are not allowed to collect pieces of glass, although almost everybody does it.
We ask you to take a closer look at the picture of this pink sand beach in Bermuda and tell us if this isn’t the prettiest sight you’ve ever seen! Pink sand is rarely found in nature, but there’s plenty of it here in Bermuda. This type of sand isn’t of volcanic origin, but it was formed from the remains of shells, coral and coral insects.
What are your thoughts these most unusual beaches? Have you visited any of them? Care to share your thoughts and pictures with us? We’d love you to drop us a line in the comment section below!