It is quite impossible to say ‘no’ to Mother Earth’s exhilarating beauty, and one that most tourists are always dying to explore are the wonderful beaches around the world. No matter where or who you are, a visit to a beach can make all of your blues disappear. The warm wind that kisses your face, the cool beach currents, the inviting waves, the fine sand and the sunny weather can all make even the longest trip worthwhile.
Now, if you think that you’ve had enough of all the jaw-dropping beaches in the world, this may be a shout out for reconsideration. Below are some of the best and the finest beaches around the globe that will surely leave you at awe. Unique as they may seem, but they can turn your trip into a journey to remember.
1 – White Sand Beaches
Enjoy swimming in clear, pristine water on some of the most famous white sand beaches all over the world. The Maldives is your perfect destination if you want to enjoy swimming in calm water. Also, some of the most famous beaches that are known for their fine white sand are Fiji and Hyams Beach in Australia.
2 – Pink Sand Beaches
There are actually quite a few pink sand beaches in the world. The pink sand comes from the abundance of a special kind of foraminifera that live in tiny reddish-pink shells. The sand is a composition of coral, broken shells, minute rocks and calcium carbonate. So if you want to indulge yourself in this unique tourist destination, get your bags ready and head into the nearest pink sand beach near you!
3 – Sea Shell Beaches
Shell Beach is situated in the Shark Bay region of Western Australia. This popular tourist spot stretches up to 110 kilometers. The seawater of this beach has a towering salinity due to the region’s geomorphology and local weather.
4 – Red Sand Beaches
Red sand beaches are formed due to the collision of volcanic rock, large iron deposits and the eroding waves of the ocean. There are triple major red sand beaches in the world namely the Kokkini Beach in Greece, the Kaihalulu Beach in Hawaii and the Rabida Island in Galapagos.
5 – Orange Sand Beaches
Orange sand beaches are very rare. Just like the red sand beaches, the orange sand is formed because of a high iron content, but it lacks the volcanic rock needed to create a reddish hue. One of the most known orange sand beaches can be found at the coastline of Ramla Bay Islands.
6 – Glass Beaches
Originally a dumpsite, the incredible beach in Fort Bragg, California was restored in the 60’s by the environmental clean-up program that was set up to clean debris.
7 – Green Sand Beaches
The green sand beaches like Papakolea Beach in Hawaii and Talofofo Beach in Guam have an unusual color due to Olivine crystals. Because the Olivine crystals are heavier than other minerals, they are left behind when the tide pulls light sand away.
8 – Blue Sand Beaches
It is not real sand that’s shimmering blue, but a swarm of luminescent phytoplankton scattered in the coastline of the Maldives island. The beach’s radiating glow is due to the planktons crashing on the shores.
9 – Geometric Rock Beaches
These outstanding pillars at the Giants Causeway in Ireland are the product of fractured lava that dried up, leaving the beach with interlocked geometric patterns.
10 – Purple Sand Beaches
The foreign purple sand of the Pfeiffer Beach near California’s Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is mainly due to its manganese garnet deposits.
11 – Black Sand Beaches
Elevated concentrations of battered lava and volcanic rock form black sand in some of the beaches around the globe. Although they may look unusual, they are undeniably some of the wonderful beaches in the world.
12 – Cave Beaches
The eroding power of the ocean leads to cave formation around well-known wonderful beaches. The Secret Beach Cave in Mexico and Algarve Cave Beach in Portugal are some of the most glamorous and breath-taking cave beaches ever known.
So there you have it, the top beaches in the world that are beyond one’s imagination—and yes, they do exist in real life! If you feel like heading down to the beach after this post, feel free to share this to your friends and let them feel ‘beach-struck’ as well!