Traveling is something almost everyone loves doing, the new environment, new faces, everything different. Travelling also has many other great benefits and beaches are most times the most preferred among travelers. While regular travelers usually seek pristine beaches with the bluest waters and the whitest sands, the more adventurous among them look for something unique and maybe a little bizarre.
If you are the adventurous traveler or you are simply looking for an otherworldly beach experience, look no further. sommyincrease has compiled a list of 10 unique beaches that should be on everyone’s bucket list.
The Beach of the Cathedrals, Ribadeo, Spain
These mesmerizing cathedral-like arches were formed by the constant pounding of water over thousands of years.
2. Glow-In-The-Dark Beach, Vaadhoo, Maldives
This beach surely looks supernatural. The star-lit sky-like appearance of the shores of this Maldives beach is caused by a bioluminescent phytoplankton. Individually, these creatures are too small to see, but gathered together they create a magnificent light show.
Giants Causeway Beach, Ireland
These interesting columns formed over 50 million years ago when basalt lava that rose to the surface began cracking during the cooling and solidifying process.
4. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
Navagio Beach or popularly Shipwreck Beach is one of the most famous and most photographed beaches in Greece. It is referred to as Shipwreck Beach or simply The Shipwreck because of the presence of the wrecked ship MV Panagiotis that is believed to have been smuggling contraband like cigarettes, wine, and women.
Glass Beach, California, USA
As stunning as the glass beach in California might look today, its origin lies hidden in a darker past. Many years ago local residents dumped their trash in these waters. The glass that we now see all over the shore is from trash materials that were washed back onto the shore and have continuously been pounded over by the water.
Green Sand, Kourou, French Guiana
This beach in Kourou, French Guiana is not your typical beach with yellow or white sand. What makes this beach stunning is the green sand on its shore.
7.Hidden Beach, Marieta, Mexico
Situated on the Islas Marietas is one of Mexico’s most remarkable wonders. Playa del Amor which translates to Beach of Love, more commonly known as the Hidden Beach, is hidden inside of a cave with a large open roof that lets the sunlight in.
8. Bowling Ball Beach, California, US
Unique stone orbs dot the beach located along the Mendocino coast of California. The best time to visit this beach is during the low tides when the water recedes to display these amazing formations.
9. Benagil Sea Cave, Portugal
The Algarve coast consists of limestone which erodes easily due to the constant force of water thereby forming stunning sea caves like this one.
10. Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Australia
Due to the high salinity of the sea water, the natural predators of the cockle clam do not live in this area allowing their population to grow unchecked. It’s their shells that makes this beach so special.
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