Lisa Be

By Lisa Be

LifeBuzz Staff

There’s A Secret On This Beach, Unlike No Other Beach In The World.

The Iriomote Island in Okinawa Perfecture is called the last unexplored region of Japan. It’s completely covered with mountains, subtropical forests, waterfalls, mangroves where the fresh water meets the ocean, and the Hoshizuna no hama beach, which means star sand beach.

It’s not actually sand, but exoskeletons of tiny one-celled organisms called Baclogypsina sphaerulata. It lives among the sea grass and when they die, they leave their star shaped bodies that wash up in large quantities.

There are only a few places in the world you can find these stars, the other places are the Kaijihama Beach and Aiyaruhama Beach on Taketomi Island in Okinawa.

I wonder what it feels like to walk on. I would love to find out. If you like this beach, share it with your friends so they can see it too.

Source: Amusing Planet