Countdown to Summer ’16: The 16 Most Bizarre Beaches in the World

There are an infinite number of beaches around the world, everyone wants to find out what the best beaches are. This time we’ve put together a list of 16 of the most bizarre beaches around the world. From the glass beaches in California to bizarre green beaches in French Guiana..

Enjoy our list of not so average beaches..

1. Unique Glass Beach in California


Image credits: digggs | 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.

2. Hidden beach in Marieta, Mexico


Image credits: Naranjo | World’s most idyllic bomb site: Hidden beach created by giant blast from Mexican government during target practice is now a stunning strip of sand.

3. Maldives Beach That Looks Like Starry Night Sky


Image credits: Will Ho | it looks unreal it most definitely is a natural phenomenon created by bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum read more about it on WCTH

4. The Beach of the Cathedrals, Ribadeo, Spain


Image credits: | Stunning cathedral-like arches on this beach were formed by the pounding waves..

5. Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas


Image credits: | Beautiful pink beach in the Bahamas gets it’s distinctive color from washed-up coral remnants..

6. Touch the planes at Maho Beach, Saint Martin


Image credits: Benny ZhengKent Miller | This Beach is so close to the landing site, that you can almost touch the planes.. bizarre

7. Jokulsarlon, Iceland


Image credits: Manisha DesaiD-P Photography  |  Black volcanic beach with big chunks of ice, not your average beach we would say..

8. The Moeraki Boulders (Dragon Eggs) In Koekohe Beach, New Zealand


Image credits: Gerald GuerubinFarkul | The Moeraki Boulders are unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave-cut Otago coast of New Zealand between Moeraki and Hampden. They occur scattered either as isolated or clusters of boulders within a stretch of beach where they have been protected in a scientific reserve

9. Green Sand In Kourou, French Guiana


Image credits: Arria Belli

10. Papakōlea Green Sand Beach, Hawaii


Image credits: paradisepin.comMark Ritter | One of only four green sand beaches in the world, the others being Talofofo Beach, Guam, Punta Cormorant on Floreana Island in the Galapagos Islands, and Hornindalsvatnet, Norway. It gets its distinctive coloring from the mineral olivine, found in the enclosing cinder cone.

11. Giants Causeway Beach, Ireland


Image credits: MichaelStefan Klopp | Giants Causeway is the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.

12. Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii


Image credits: hawaiitopten.compoco a poco | The black sand on Punaluu is formed by basalt lava, which explodes as it flows into the sea and rapidly cools.

13. Red Sand Beach, Rabida, Galapagos


Image credits: Robert Peternel | The red color of the ground on Rabida Island is due to the oxidization of lava but some others say that it’s because of dead corals

14. Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Australia


Image credits: | Shell Beach is located 45 kilometres south-east of Denham in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. This beautiful snow-white beach is made up of millions of tiny shells up to 10 metres deep and stretching for over 120 kilometres

15. Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California


Image credits: Tom Grubbedfmeadirene joy | Sand derives its color from minerals that compose it, which vary from place to place. Quartz, often clear or translucent, is commonly the dominant ingredient, lending sand its generally light color. Pfeiffer Beach’s purple color comes from manganese garnet deposits found in the surrounding…

16. Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal


Image credits: Bruno Carlos | Idyllic wild beach hidden in a sea cave.. looks like the perfect escape?

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