7 Exceptional Beaches Around The Globe

You have to visit these unusual and strikingly beautiful beaches somewhere in your lifetime. Take a look at some of the most offbeat seaside destinations you’ll find around the world:


Glass Sand Beach, California

Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California, that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town.


Black Sand Beach, Hawaii

The sand on all black sand beaches on Hawaii is made out of tiny fragments of lava. In contrast to the green and white sand, most of the black sand is created almost instantaneously. When hot lava enters the water it cools down so suddenly that it solidifies, and shatters into large amounts of black sand.


Koekohe Beach, New Zealand

The long sandy beach at Koekohe is famous for one thing - the Moeraki Boulders. These particularly large spherical boulders are technically known as septarian concretions. Some of the rocks measure nearly 3 metres across and most have a cracks in their surfaces making them appear like some sort of giant dinosaur eggs. The fact that they are hollow

Vaadhoo Beach, Maldives

Vaadhoo island is famous for the 'sea of stars.' This marine bioluminescence is generated by phytoplankton known as dinoflagellates. Woodland Hastings of Harvard University has for the first time identified a special channel in the dinoflagellate cell membrane that responds to electrical signals—offering a potential mechanism for how the algae create their unique illumination.


Hidden Beach Mexico

A gaping hole in the surface of the lush green island opens onto a secret beach, with ample shade, sun, and crystal-clear water.

It is rumored that the hole that created the Hidden Beach was a result of deliberate bombings.


Shell Beach, Australia

The beach was named because of the great abundance of the shells of the cockle species fragum erugatum. The seawater in the L'Haridon Bight has a high salinity due to both the geomorphology and local climate of the area. This high salinity has allowed the cockle to proliferate unchecked, since its natural predators have not adapted well to this environment.


Green Sand Beach, Hawaii

The sand is actually a green olive color caused by eruptions from what was once a volcano. In fact, green sand beach itself is within what was once a cinder cone. Three sides of the cone are still present, with the ocean coming in from what would have been the eastern edge. Imagine swimming in an ancient volcano’s cinder cone with green sand? You can and it is a site not to be missed when traveling to the Big Island.

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