Nature’s Wonder: 5 Unusual Beaches Around the World

Beaches around the world come in different colors and shapes and a little more beyond our expectations!

There’s no end to the wonders of nature. When you think “beach” you imagine a vast area of water, rolling waves, yellow or white sand, sunlight and wind at the same time. However, not all beaches fit one description. There are beaches around the world that are unique and different to one another that make them an experience of a lifetime. Here are a few beaches around the world that are unusual in terms of their sand, water, color or even landscape.

Black Sand Beach, Hawaii

This beach in Hawaii has a shoreline laid with sand that is jet black in color giving it an almost post-apocalyptic look.  The black colored sand is formed by basalt that washes up on the shore with the waves. The formation of the basalt is a result of lava streams that flows underneath the ocean water overheating the ocean rocks and exploding them offshore. This area also shelters many endangered species like the Hawksbill Turtle and the Hawaiian Monk Seal.

Glass Beach, California

During the early 1900s, the folks from Fort Bragg discarded glass, electric appliances as well as cars dumping them off the cliff and on the beach. Consequently, a massive amount of rubbish was accumulated on the beach, which was lit on fire in order to be reduced. In the next few decades, the waves cleaned the beach while converting the thrown away glass into smooth, colored pebbles forming the Glass Beach.

Playa del Amor, Mexico

More popularly known as the Hidden Beach, Playa del Amor is a beach in the Marieta Islands of Mexico. The beach looks like one out of a fairy tale with turquoise blue waters rolling out into a slouching cave. It is believed that the stunning formation was caused by military testing bombs.

Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

This beach is an odd looking one but fantastical at the most. It has one of the most fascinating geological formations characterized by hexagonal step like block columns formed due to volcanic activity.

Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

This is not much of a surprise. Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives is the hotspot for an extraordinary phenomena caused by bioluminescent phytoplankton that glows in the sea. This phenomena has also given the area the name “sea of stars”.

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