Hold your breath and gear up with your phone cameras, dslr, gopro or drone to as we’re going to take you on a virtual tour to some outlandish beaches in this world where you get to witness pink sand, bioluminescent planktons, bowling balls, purple sand, and even vanishing water. Be warned! You’re Instagram is going to explode with likes and comments.
For me, Beaches are always excellent location for holidays, and if that beach is known for some peculiar reason then it becomes even more awesome to explore. With the vast stretch of sand, azure water, towering trees, tranquil ambiance, vacationing at the beach is always as fun as it sounds and it becomes more enthralling when that beach is known for some eccentric trait. Therefore, here I am presenting some unique beaches from round the world which can literally give you a wholly different holiday experience and can fill your Instagram with those timeless memories.
Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Australia: An Abode to Millions of Shells
Shell Beach in Western Australia is where you witness strange behaviour of the visitors as they bend down to collect the cockle shells which can be found here in abundance. One of two beaches in the world that are entirely covered with shells, Shell Beach is comfortably seated on the isthmus within Shark Bay – a popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a fact, the amount of the cockle shell at the beach is so great-in-extent that they have formed a special form of limestone, coquina, which is used for the construction of many structures in Denham.
Hidden Beach/Playa del Amor, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: An Unforgettable Experience of Vacationing on a Secret Beach
Imagine vacationing on a secret beach comprising of a wide-open pit in the surface with a profuse sun, shade, and turquoise water on the exuberant green Marieta Island.
Located in the west of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Hidden Beach or Playa del Amor is said to be an outcome of constant bomb testing by the Mexican Government in the early 1900s. Now, you must be wondering how one gets to this unique beach. Invisible from outside, this beaut beach has long water tunnels, traversing through which (only by kayaking or swimming), one gets the inside access to this enthralling place. Sounds interesting? Well, wait till you get there!
Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, The Bahamas: The Most Beautiful Beach of its Kind
Breaking the stereotype of Bahamas, i.e., fancy resorts and casinos that string the exotic beaches of Nassau and Paradise Island, there is this place for unexploited natural beauty located on the Harbour Island, esteemed as Pink Sand Beach. As the name suggest, here lies a long stretch of pink sand and azure water which make this place a must visit destination for all the vacationers, especially the honeymooners. The warm, calm and gentle water waves of the ocean remains ideal for swimming throughout the year, and thus, you can also spot a healthy number of tourists as well as locals chilling in the surreal aura of this popular travel destination.
Bowling Ball Beach, California, USA: Nature’s Special Gift for Beach Lovers
Owing to the giant spherical stone bowling balls inlaying at the seashore, the exotic beauty of Bowling Ball Beach is perfect to spend a beach vacation in California. Luring a large number of tourists, these boulders are the outcome of geographical phenomena, concretion and erosion, and are best to observe at low tide. Being a part of Schooner Gulch State Beach, Bowling Ball Beach is located at the edge of Pacific Ocean.
Vanishing Beach, Odisha, India: The Mysterious Beach of India
This one is the most strange and unique beach amongst all! Have you ever thought of strolling leisurely on the beach and that too 3 miles away from the shoreside (especially when you’re not worried about balancing yourself in between the ebb tides)? I know, it sounds idiotic! Well, like you I was in the similar countenance when I first heard about this place in India. Vanishing Beach or locally known as Chandipur Beach is few of Asia’s top beaches getaways for an impeccable vacation. Situated in near Balasore Village, Odisha, Vanishing Beach gathers a lot of hype amongst tourists because of its mysterious feature. This beautiful beach in India fills your heart with once in a lifetime opportunity of walking on the beach as the water of the ocean recedes nearly 5 km away from the shore, literally! This unusual thing happens during the ebb tide and the water stays there until a high tide comes and guide the water back to the sea verge. Vanishing Beach is also counted amongst the best family beaches in Asia.
Bioluminescent Beach, Maldives: A Romantic Escape to a Glowing Beach at Night
How many times have you dreamed of spending a romantic night with your mate under the sky at the beach? And by quoting romantic night, I am not here saying about the dinner date. Well, hold on! You can have the dinner date, but this is not what makes a night romantic in Maldives. It’s the exquisite beauty of bioluminescent planktons during the night which proffers a perfect romantic vacation in Maldives. You can’t do anything but to gaze upon the bloom of the glowing bright blue planktons on the surf. Maldives is the place which must be on your list of places to travel in the world.
Note: Islands that are ideal to see bioluminescent beaches in Maldives are: Fihalhohi, Athuruga, Kuredu, Veligandu, Vandhoo, Komandoo, Mirihi, Vilamendhoo, Kuramathi, Kandolhu, Filitheyo, Angaga, Meedhupparu, and Ellaidhoo.
Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim, Northern Ireland: The Beach with 40000 Basalt Columns that Make You Curious
It is said that Giant’s Causeway was created some 50 million years ago as an outcome of a volcano eruption. Today, it is made up more than 40,000 huge basalt columns popping out of the sea. The one of a kind beach in Europe has many tales and epics associated with it, and thus, the most famous one – the columns are the residue of Finn MacCool’s causeway, gave its name. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is an international tourist destination and is a perfect escape for unforgettable beach holidays.
Purple Sand Beach, California, USA: A Totally Instagram Worthy Beach
An exquisite and worth a visiting getaway in California is the Purple Sand Beach, popularly known as Pfeiffer Beach. Awaits to astound you with its fascinating purple sand, the Pfeiffer Beach is amongst the best beaches in the US for a family vacation. However, this enthralling beach is best to visit after some rain when the mesmerizing purple colour of the sand becomes even more prominent.
Palm Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE: World’s Most Favorite Man-Made Beach
Move over Thailand and Mauritius for a beach vacation, it’s time to make way for new entrants that are worthy enough the limelight and UAE is a prominent likelihood.
UAE in all aspects gives you an opportunity to holiday like A-listers and now it has world’s largest artificial man-made island in Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, for a luxurious experience. Given the shape of a palm tree, this enthralling beach in UAE is dotted with a number of lavish resorts and hotels, entertainment and leisure with the access to beach and Arabian Shore. Each of the fronds of the Palm Island has its own beach along with over 1700 villas. Protected by the Crescent of 11 km backwater, this enticing island proffers all the luxury (shopping malls, hotel complex, and a water and aquarium theme park) to tourists for an indelible holiday experience.
Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy: The Only One in the World
Apart from its authentic cuisine, Italy is also known for its various exotic destinations for the families or honeymooners. Beaches in Italy are the great exemplar of beauty at its best, and thus, amongst the top beaches in Europe for a romantic vacation. Scala Dei Turchi in Sicily is the only beach in the entire world that have a rocky cliff overlooking the ocean right on the shore, with the gleamy white staircase. From the top of the cliff, a surreal view of the azure ocean, giving a great compliment to the pulchritudinous sights of sunrise and sunset, awaiting to astound you. After a refreshing swim here, be a bather to soak up the sun on the cliff.