Who doesn`t like to have holidays on beautiful beaches? The warmth of the sun on the skin, the fresh air from the sea, the soft sand between your toes, and the sound of waves crashing, all makes for a special vacation.
And if it is to visit a very exclusive beach, were very few people are aware of its existence.
Discover some of the craziest beautiful beaches on our planet. Chances are you didn`t even know they existed.
1. Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
The most famous beach in the US state due to the exotic coloring of the sand is Punalu’u Beach, located on an island known as Big Island.Attractive among tourists, the black sand is a result of the erosion of volcanic rocks, natural in the region. The material is rich in iron, non-radioactive, dense and formed by basalt, which generates a different coloration.
2. The Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas
Located on Harbor Island in the Bahamas, the pink sand beach, is the main attraction in the area. Located along the eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean, its pale pink sand stretches for more than three miles and is 50 to 100 feet wide.
Due to the color of its sand and the incredible blue sea of the Caribbean, the beach was featured in the Travel Channel’s Best Beaches of the World segment in March 2005. Named Best Sand Beach, Harbor Island was one of the 10 beaches in the world to be included in this program.
The sand on this beach features millions of eroded particles from red corals which gives it an awesome pinkish glow.
If you thought the Maldives were beautiful beaches during the day then you`ll be amazed what happens at night. Bioluminescent phytoplanton are found throughout the Maldives coastal waters and glow blue with every movement of the water.
The Maldives, for those who do not know, is a small country in Asia, made up of 1,196 islands, of which only 203 are inhabited. And it is on one of these islands, Vaadhoo, which happens so impressive phenomenon, which makes the sea shine at dusk.
4. Hidden Beach, Mexico
The Riviera Nayarit is Mexico’s newest luxury destination. This region of the Pacific, on the opposite side of the bustling Cancun, brings together beautiful beaches that attract many celebrities.
And it is in this part of the Mexican coast that is the famous Secret Beach. Practically isolated, this paradise is in the Marietas Islands.
This secret paradise location is actually man made. It was created when the Mexican government in the early 1900’s used the area for detonating bombs.
5. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by several specialized sites and the most photographed beach of Australia, Whitehavean Beach is one of the sensations of the region of Airlie Beach, Queensland. The crystal clear waters extend for more than 7 km along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday Islands National Park.
The sand at Whitehaven Beach is among the whitest anywhere on the planet. Composed of 98 percent silica, the sand in Whitehaven does not retain heat and has a fine consistency like powder. This means that even in the hottest part of the day, visitors can walk comfortably along their seven miles of sand next to the crystal clear Coral Sea. A visit to Whitehaven Beach requires a boat trip or a short flight in a helicopter or seaplane .
6. Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
It is a simple beach but the fact of having hot water makes it one of the biggest attractions of this region and can be visited for more than 130 thousand people every year. In summer it is really crazy to find a space in the beach. The Hot Water Beach water can reach temperatures of 60 degrees(147°F). Many visitors make themselves small pools in the sand and relax in the spa type waters.
7. Maho Beach, St Maarten
Maho Beach is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in St. Maarten. Just in front of this beach is the Princess Juliana airport, where airplanes of different sizes arrive. It is your opportunity to enjoy the sea and you can see planes passing just above your head.
8. Chandipur Beach, India
Located in the Balasore district of Odisha, Chandipur beach is the most unique in the country due to its rare phenomenon where the sea retracts by up to 5 kilometers during low tide and returns to normal during high tide. Due to this phenomenon, the beach is also known as the ‘Hide-and-Seek’ beach.
As the sea recedes, visitors can literally walk up to 5 km on the seabed and catch a glimpse of the sea creatures, including red crabs, horseshoe crabs and small starfish that live far from the beach. There are Casuarinas tree around the area, which adds a certain appeal to the beach.
9. Pig Beach, Big Major Cay, Bahamas
How the pigs arrived at Big Major Cay no one knows, but the fact is they love living on these beautiful beaches.
The truth is that these Exuma swimmers pigs are world famous and live in the Big Major Cay, also known as Island of Pigs and Pig Beach, a totally uninhabited island by humans, located about 132 km southeast of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, and 80 km northwest of George Town, capital of Exuma.
10. Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California
One phrase that best sums up Glass Beach is “the beach that made the garbage a treasure”. Located in MacKerricher State Park, near the city of Fort Bragg (northern California), the exotic beach is formed by a carpet of multicolored glass stones that shine in the sunlight.
But, what are the origins of this beach formed by pieces of glass and that both enchants the tourists that visit it?
Well, the glass comes from the household rubbish that the locals simply threw off the cliffs that skirted the coast of the region in the early twentieth century. Everything was discarded at sea: garbage, bottles, appliances and even old cars! Something unthinkable for the present day, but at that time it was a common practice. The situation was so uncontrollable that fires were sometimes started to reduce the size of the abandoned waste pile on the site.
It was only in 1967 that the local authorities decided to put an end to the illegal practice: they closed the whole area and started a series of cleaning and environmental recovery programs. Over the years, the waves of the sea that hit the beach were breaking and eroded the abandoned glass and pottery into small, colorful and smooth pieces that blended with the sand of the beach and formed a true kaleidoscope of shapes and colors that have given this coast line the nickname Glass Beach. It’s nature solving a human error.
Which of these beautiful beaches would you love to explore?