There is an endless variety of beaches in the world. Whether they be pebbled, sandy or made mostly of rock pools, they are always fun to enjoy. This article will consider 6 of the world’s most unusual and beautiful beaches.
1. Rainbow Beach, Australia
Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and it offers spectacular views. It is a short drive from Noosa accommodation and it appears golden as you arrive, despite being rainbow coloured on closer inspection. There is an Aboriginal legend that the cliffs behind the island are coloured like a rainbow because a God crashed into them during a fight over a woman. This beach island stretches for 123 kilometres and it is very common to see dolphins basking and playing in the bay. If you are looking for Sunshine Coast real estate, then this is the place to be.
2. Vik Beach, Iceland
Vik beach is an unconventional beach in many senses. It is situated at the southernmost point of Iceland and is actually the rainiest part of the country. The black sands are bordered by cliffs which appear green because of the rain. This is a beach which almost appears to be a negative of a regular beach.
3. Perissa, Greece
This beach is probably the most famous and beautiful of Santorini’s black beaches. The beach is also near to several ancient and fantastic sights such as the Mesa Vouno and Thira. Remember to take thongs with you to this beach because the black sand retains all the heat of the sun.
4. Papakolea, Hawaii
Beaches in Hawaii do not meet the criteria of “white sands”; instead, they take it to a whole new level. The beach of Papakolea is a mix of black, red and green sands. The beach is the remnants of a volcanic explosion over 10,000 years ago. It will take a hike down the volcanic cylinder to get there, but it is absolutely worth it.
5. Glass Beach, California
Glass Beach in California is an amazing example of the relation between human wastage and natural beauty. After years of dumping cars, bottles and other materials over the cliffs in California, the practice was eventually stopped. The end result is a gem like beach which is littered with smoothed particles of glass, rounded and shaped by the power of the sea. It has now become a crime to remove this waste from the beach and it resembles a gem littered beach.
6. Harbour Island, Bahamas
This beach is actually pink. It isn’t pink like the beaches with a line of broken up coral on the very edge of the water either, it is actually pink. The white sand is thoroughly mixed with particles of broken up coral and the result is a glowing pink beach which will keep making you look back to ensure that it is real. The bright blue Bahamas Sea makes an excellent contrast with the sand and it is one of the best places on the planet to sit back and enjoy a cocktail.