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Most Outstanding Beaches In The World

When someone says “beach” you probably think of yellow or white sand, rolling waves, bright sunlight and a beer or fruity cocktail. But beaches come in far more different shapes and colors than some of us might have expected. Here are 17 beaches that, in one way or another, might not be anything like the beaches you’re used to.

One of the most striking differences in many of these beaches are the different sand colors. Sand is generally formed out of whatever the waves happen to be banging against the shore, be they rocks, shells, corals, or glass. Rare green beaches can contain olivine, which is a remnant of volcanic eruptions, and black beaches are also generally formed by volcanic remnants. The pink beaches of Bermuda are colored by coral remnants.

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Most Outstanding Beaches In The World

Bowling Ball Beach, USA

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Unique Glass Beach in California

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Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

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Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Australia

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Ocean Dome, Japan

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Giants Causeway Beach, Ireland

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Maldives Beach That Looks Like Starry Night Sky

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Papakolea Beach, Hawaii, USA

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The Beach of the Cathedrals, Ribadeo, Spain

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Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal

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Hidden beach in Marieta, Mexico

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Red Sand Beach, Rabida, Galapagos

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Playa de Gulpiyuri, Spain

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Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii

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Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas

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San Alfonso del Mar Beach, Chile

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Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California

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Extreme Plane Landings at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

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Scala dei Turchi, Italy

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