9 Of The Most Unique And Unusual Beaches In The World

There are a lot of strange places here on our planet, and some of them are beaches. 

Beach Baby now presents you with the 9 most unique, unusual, and downright weird beaches in the world!  See if you agree…

HOT WATER BEACH

Hot Water Beach is located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. 

This is a geothermal beach, with hot water sometimes up to 64 degrees celcius, spouting out from 2 nearby underground springs. 

They have a website with updates on water conditions.  Anyway, bring your own shovel and create your own spa.


SAND STAR BEACH

Star Sand Beach is on Irimote Island in Japan. 

Most of the people visiting this beach are examining the exoskeletons, which have washed ashore by the millions, for years. 

If you look closely at the star shaped foraminiferans (microscopic marine organisms), you might even see some that are still alive.


 

BIOLUMINESCENT BEACH

Bioluminescent Beach is in the Maldives, which is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 coral atolls (islands). 

It’s known for its beaches, blue lagoons and extensive reefs. 

You will witness an ocean of stars, or more scientifically, bioluminescent phytoplankton. 

As the waters move across the plankton, they glow and mesmerize the onlooker.


CHANDIPUR BEACH

Chandipur Beach or Vanishing Beach in eastern India is located around 200 km from the state capital of Bhubaneswar. 

You might have to take a car, or the train, or both, to get to it, but this “hide and seek” beach is like no other on Earth. 

As the tide ebbs twice a day, the water recedes up to 5 km, exposing lots of sea treasures including turtles. 

As you walk the sea bed, be ready for the tide to flow back to the beach.  It happens rather suddenly.


 

BENAGIL SEA CAVE

Benagil Sea Cave is located on the southern Algarve coast of Portugal. 

The limestone rock formations and the beautiful tropical climate, makes this coastal beach region breath-taking and very stunning. 

Take time to drive the Algarve coastal highway for over 100 km and visit the many beautiful, very secluded beaches.  Don’t forget your camera.


 

GLASS BEACH

Glass Beach at Fort Bragg California is a must visit for all those people who walk the beaches of the world looking for beach class.

For a very long time, people have tossed their garbage into the ocean, even glass containers. 

The power of the ocean polished, and shaped, and dismantled  all types of glass containers, which eventually washed to shore. 

This beach is a colored glass paradise.


 

THE BEACH OF THE CATHEDRALS

The Beach of the Cathedrals, or Beach of the Holy Waters is located in Galicia, northwest of Spain. 

The turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean are at work here demonstrating the power of the world’s oceans.

Keep in mind that you can only experience its beauty at low tide.


 

MAHO BEACH

Maho Beach, on the Dutch Caribbean Island of St. Marten, is just a few meters from Princess Juliana International Airport, which is one of the smallest international airports in the world. 

As you build your sand castles, be ready for a real full sized 747 jumbo jet to fly overhead, blowing you off the beach and into the warm waters.


 

KOEKOHE BEACH

If you want to experience very large “sea dragon” eggs on a beach in New Zealand, visit Koekohe Beach. 

The Moeraki spherical rocks are a mystery.  What are these boulders and how did they get on this beach? 

You might only find one, or maybe you will come across a dozen.  Let us know what you think they are?

 

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