15 Most Unusual Beaches In The World. #6 Looks Like It’s From Another Planet.

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#1. Cave beach in Algarve, Portugal

When you think of going to the beach, you think of sand right? Well, here are 15 beaches that don’t have the usual sand you’d normally expect.


This amazing cave is near Benagil Beach and was created by erosion.

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#2. Punaluu black sand beach, Hawaii

This beautiful beach between Pāhala and Nāʻālehu on the Big Island of Hawaii has black sand made of basalt created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes when it reaches the ocean and cools.

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#2. Punaluu black sand beach, Hawaii

#3. Moeraki boulders (dragon eggs) in Koekohe Beach, New Zealand

The unusual round boulders on Koekohe beach were structured almost 58 million years back and protected in a scientific reserve.

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#3. Moeraki boulders (dragon eggs) in Koekohe Beach, New Zealand

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#3. Moeraki boulders (dragon eggs) in Koekohe Beach, New Zealand

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#4. Glass Beach, Fort Bragg

Trash was dumped into ocean between 1906 and 1967 by Fort Bragg residents causing the sea glass beaches in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California.

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#4. Glass Beach, Fort Bragg

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#5. Green sand beach

It’s a hike to get to Papakōlea beach on the island of Hawaii, but it’s worth is to see this extraordinary green beach. The color comes from the mineral olivine. There are only two beaches in the world that have the olivine green sand, the other is Talofofo Beach, Guam.

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#5. Green sand beach

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#5. Green sand beach

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#5. Green sand beach

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#6. Jokulsarlon, Iceland

The black volcanic sand along with various sized chunks of icebergs that have washed ashore make this beach truly one of a kind.

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#6. Jokulsarlon, Iceland

The black volcanic sand along with various sized chunks of icebergs that have washed ashore make this beach truly one of a kind.

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#7. Giants Causeway Beach, Ireland

This beach is has interlocking basalt columns, the result of ancient volcanic eruptions.

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#7. Giants Causeway Beach, Ireland

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#8. Pfeiffer Beach, California

The sand on Pfeiffer Beach in California gets its purple color from manganese garnet deposits and clear quartz.

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#9. Maldives Beach at night

This natural phenomenon is created bioluminescent phytoplankton called Lingulodinium polyedrum. It can also be seen in other parts of the world.

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#9. Maldives Beach at night

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#10. Hidden beach in Marieta, Mexico

The beautiful hidden beach, officially called Playa De Amor or the Beach of Love, was created by the Mexican government during target practice in the early 1900’s.

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#10. Hidden beach in Marieta, Mexico

The beautiful hidden beach, officially called Playa De Amor or the Beach of Love, was created by the Mexican government during target practice in the early 1900’s.

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#11. Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas

Harbour Island is known for its 3 miles of pink sand beaches. The sand gets its color from a mixture of tiny microscopic shelled animals known as Foraminifera, coral, and broken shells.

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#11. Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas

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#12. Maho Beach, Saint Martin

If you like watching airplanes land and take off, you’ll love this Caribbean beach on the island of Saint Martin. It can be dangerous, if you stand to close you can get blown into the water.

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#12. Maho Beach, Saint Martin

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#13. Red Sand Beach, Rabida, Galapagos

The spectacular shades of red and brown of the beach on Rabida Island are from the spattercone volcanic lava and eroded hills.

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#13. Red Sand Beach, Rabida, Galapagos

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#14. The Beach of the Cathedrals, Ribadeo, Spain

This beach was elected as Europe’s most beautiful beach. The stunning cathedral-like arches were made by pounding waves.

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#15. Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Australia

Shell Beach is filled with millions of tiny white shells up to 32 feet deep giving it a snowy white appearance when you’re looking from a distance.

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