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
Unique Glass Beach in California
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Australia
Ocean Dome, Japan
Giants Causeway Beach, Ireland
Maldives Beach That Looks Like Starry Night Sky
Papakolea Beach, Hawaii, USA
The Beach of the Cathedrals, Ribadeo, Spain
Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal
Hidden beach in Marieta, Mexico
Red Sand Beach, Rabida, Galapagos
Playa de Gulpiyuri, Spain
Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii
Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas
San Alfonso del Mar Beach, Chile
Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California
Extreme Plane Landings at Maho Beach, Saint Martin
Scala dei Turchi, Italy