Whitehaven Beach Australia
Whitehaven Beach is not only one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, according to CNN it is actually the most eco-friendly beach in the world. Even further, the lush white sands of Whitehaven Beach are formed from large amounts of silica from the local reef keeping the sands cool all day and has been compared to walking on a cloud!
Playa de las Catedrales – Ribadeo, Spain
Formerly known as Praia de Augas Santas (Beach of the Holy Waters) but renamed by locals as Playa de las Catedrales (Beach of the Cathedrals) after the extraordinary series of natural rock formation resembling the arches of a cathedral. This unique geology located on the coastline of Spain reveals beautiful natural arches, sea caves at low tide, and spectacular cliff views although the beach is nearly inaccessible when tides are high.
Pig Beach – Big Major Cay, Bahamas
Located in the Bahamas, the island of Big Major Cay is populated by 30 or so large, wild pigs who are known to be seen lounging on the beach, and taking a swim in the areas crystal clear waters. How did they get there? Well no one really knows, but they sure are bringing many an interested tourist looking to swim with the pigs.
Hot Water Beach – New Zealand
This is one beach you will want to play in the sand at! This beach is actually located on top of a geothermal spring that sprouts from below and can can get as hot as 64°C (147°F), its heated water spouting from two nearby underground springs. Just make sure to bring your shovel.
Papakolea Beach – Hawaii
This green sand beach gained its coloring with a little help from the eruptions of a volcano. IThe green sand beach itself is located within what was once a cinder cone of the volcano. With three sides of the volcano’s cone still present, and the ocean coming from the other side, one can image this a must see destination for true beach lovers.
Maho Beach – St Marten
Located on the Dutch side of St Martin, Maho Beach runsdirectly under the Princess Juliana International Airpor flight path and runway offering vacationers can catch that ever elusive selfie with a flying airplane.
Glass Beach – Fort Bragg, California
While there are glass beached all over the world, I have to show some love to my home state and Glass Beach located in Fort Brag California. The beach is made of smooth polished pieces of glass that has collected from years of trash being dump into the areas ocean.
Chandipur Beach – Eastern India
Two times during the day the sea in Chandipur Beach completely vanishes! The waters during low tide recede by up to 5 kilometers from the shore, giving you the opportunity to literally walk and explore the sea floor. Just make sure to get caught when the tide comes back in.
Elafonissi Beach – Crete Greece
Seriously, it is a pink beach and Greece. This is where I am going on my honeymoon!
-Posted by Bryan H. Ellis