14 Beaches That Are Incredibly Unique…Bet You’ve Never Seen Anything Like These Before

By | August 12, 2014

When we think of beaches we think: white sands, blue water, and total relaxation. But these next beaches have so much more to offer. Uniquely created by nature (and some by humans too), these beaches are anything but ordinary.

#1. Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland – Where you can see the northern lights

jokulsarlon lagoon iceland

#2. Jervis Bay, New South Wales, Australia – This beach holds the Guinness World Record for the whitest beach in the world…so bring your sunnies!

jervis bay new south wales, australia

#3. Hot water beach, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand – Located over underground hot springs

hot water beach coromandel peninsula new zealand

#4. Gulpiyuri Beach, Llanes, Spain – This beach isn’t anywhere near an ocean. It’s filled with water from a series of underground tunnels, carved by the salt water of the Cantabrian Sea.

gulpiyuri beach llanes spain

#5. Glass beach, MacKerricher State Park, California – This beach was actually created through human pollution. Over time, the glass got grinded down and created this beautiful glass beach.

glass beach mackerricher state park california

#6. Driftwood Beach, Jekyll Island, Georgia – This beach is a tree graveyard

driftwood beach jekyll island georgia

#7. Big major Cay AKA Pig Beach, Nassau, Bahams – You can swim with the pigs in this crystal-clear water

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#8. Barra Airport, Traigh Mhor, Scotland – The only airport in the world that lands its planes on a beach

barra airport traigh mhor scotland

#9. Versace Hotel, climate-controlled beach, Dubai, UAE – If you’d rather swim in climate-controlled water, then this place is for you…for a price of course!

versace hotel climate controlled beach dubai

#10. Shooner Gulch Bowling Ball Beach, Mendocino, California – This beach is covered with bowling ball-like rocks, created via a geological phenomena known as “concretion.” The sedimentary rock is formed by a natural process, even though it looks alien.

shooner gulch bowling ball beach mendocino california

#11. Gingdao Huguian Beach, Shandong China – World’ most crowded beach…good luck trying to find a spot in there!

qingdao huguian beach shandong china

#12. Papakolea Beach AKA Green Sand Beach, Kau, Hawaii – Because of the minerals in the water, this beach is one of only 4 green sand beaches

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#13. Marietas Island, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – This breathtaking beach was formed due to a volcanic eruption

marietas island the hidden beach puerto vallarta

#14. Kaihalulu Beach AKA Red Sand Beach, Maui, Hawaii – Rust-red lava cinder cliffs are the reason why this beach has beautiful red sand.

kaihalulu beach red sand beach maui hawaii

As breathtaking as that was, it’s time to get back to reality kids. Share with friends 🙂