Beaches are the most common destinations for spending a great time during the summer vacation. Instead of going to the nearby beaches, you should make a plan to visit the most unique and strangest beaches in the world. They are classified as strangest beaches as they have certain unique features that you cannot find in any other beach across the world.
Top 10 Strangest Beaches in The World
Hot Water Beach
The natural hot water beach is situated at Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. The local inhabitants of Peninsula dig the beach to form their own natural hot water spa. The river underground river of this beach retains the heat caused by the geothermal heating which comes with direct contact with the surface. You can borrow a spade from the nearby café to form your own pools when the tide washes away the sea for some moment.
Beach With Sparkling Pebbles
The Fort Bragg beach from California has its beach covered with broken glass. This beach has colorful and sparkling glass pebbles all over it. For years after years, the local group of people deposited their garbage beside the sea. The natural things get degraded over years and the metal parts are either removed or taken away by the waves. The waves of the sea break the glass parts into small stone-like pieces.
Fish-Made Sand Beach
Located somewhere in Hawaii, the beach has sparkling white sand. The experts say that the Parrotfishes in the sea are the creators of the sand of this beach. The fishes live in the reefs and they bite and eat the coral. Just like the algae, these fishes cannot absorb the calcium carbonate. They usually break the calcium carbonate by using their teeth, when they get rid of undigested particles of the calcium carbonate in the form of the fine sparkly sand.
Beach With Dragon Egg Shaped Boulders
Situated in New Zealand, this beach has several dotted huge and spherical boulders. These Moeraki boulders are aged back to 60-millions years. The boulders are made of mud, clay, and calcite. With a marvelous natural landscape, the boulders have erratic cracks and when broken they look like the hatching eggs of dragons. The Koekohe beach of New Zealand has these amazing boulders.
Algar De Benagil
Situated in Portugal, this hidden beach is the part of Algarve coast. The passerby can listen to the splashing of the waves but is unable to find the location, from where the sound is coming. After getting closer to the sound, they will find a deep hole on the ground surrounded by a fence. If someone peeps in the hole on the ground, then the person will definitely see the hidden beach. However, the only way to reach this cave-like hidden beach is the sea.
Diamond Beach Iceland
Jokulsarlon Glacier lagoon is distinctively pretty for the combination of black sand and diamond-like glacier ice. Located in Iceland, this glacier lagoon is created during the mid-1930s by the diminishing of Breioamerkurjokull glacier. The beach is growing year after year by melting the glacier. The black sand consists of volcanic rocks and they reflect the colors with the contact of sunlight. The melted glacier pulverizes the black sand.
The Vanishing Sea
Located in Chandipur, India, this sea gets disappear two times in a day. The very low flatbed of the sea gets disappeared during the low tide time of the day. The water of the sea goes back and exposes the seabed up to 5 kilometers. The huge spreading out of the wet flatbed attracts the tourists massively. On that time, people enjoy walking, playing, riding a bike or car journey on this beach. The flat seabed consists of red crabs and other sea creatures.
You can popularly find these beaches more or less across the globes, but these beaches are mostly found Maldives, Puerto Rico and so on. The presence of some algae or plankton which can produce their natural light in the sea makes the sea glow in the dark. In autumn, people in the Maldives often witness the blue glow in the sea just because of the presence of minuscule crustaceans.
An Island Beach
This beach from Spain is well known as “Circle of water’. From in the last Ice Age, the Gulpiyuri beach with its small size sometimes secures the place of world’s smallest beach. The beach is merely 330-feet away from the beach yet disconnected from the sea. A greenfield surrounds this beach and makes it exquisitely beautiful. The sea of this gets covered by water during the tide with the help of the several caves and channels which connect the beach with the main sea.
This one of its kind beaches consists of trillions of shells. This beach in Australia has become one of the World’s heritage sites. The cockleshell beach covers the area up to 70 kilometers and comes with a depth of 10 meters. This beach has the hypersaline water to offer better buoyancy. The tides of the sea break the shells and turn them into dust for years and years.