The top 10 strangest beaches in the world (videos)
#1 Dragon Egg Beach (New Zealand)
The amazing natural landscape of New Zealand has made it a favorite location for shooting fantasy films, as it has not been evaluated that they do not exist anywhere else on earth. Dragon Egg Beach may sound like something out of the Game of Thrones, but it is a real place and a popular tourist destination. The area of Koekohe beach is covered by large, spherical boulders. These boulders were formed 60 years ago from mud, clay and calcite mortars. Initially, the boulders formed underground and thus were not gradually destroyed by the movement of the waves. They have recently emerged on the surface of the sea. The boulders are full of irregular cracks and look like eggs.
#2 Parrotfish Poop (Caribbean)
What could be more romantic than walking hand in hand with your loved one on a sparkling, white, sandy beach? Few people would imagine that this dazzling sand around them is just animal feces. Parrotfish live on reefs and eat coral gnawing. They crush the hard calcium carbonate and when it passes through the digestive tract, it comes out… nice as sand. A parrotfish can produce up to 360 kg of sand each year. Multiply it by thousands of fish and thousands of years and you have these wonderful white beaches.
#3 Glass Beach (California)
Usually, the last thing you want to see on a beach is broken glass. But there are also places that owe their existence to this recklessness of people. Fort Bragg, California, has a beach covered in crystal pebbles sculpted by seawater. The beach is protected and the glass can no longer be removed by visitors.
#4 Shell Beach (Australia)
Looking for beautiful shells on the beach is a good way to spend your time in the summer. At Shell Beach in Australia, however, you have to work hard to find something other than shells. An area of 70 kilometers of coastline is covered by millions of white, tiny shells that reach in many places up to 10 meters deep.
#5 The Disappearing Sea (India)
When the tide is low, beaches become great places to walk, run or play in the sand. In Chandipur, India, twice a day, the sea disappears completely and the sandy beach reaches 5 km. The huge amount of sand is a must for cycling and car tourists. The exposed seabed is also rich in red crabs and other sea creatures, which are “faced” with humans twice a day. The view of the exposed ocean is used to attract tourists to the area. Just make sure you know the tide times so you don’t suddenly find yourself in the sea.
#6 Gulpiyuri (Spain)
The first thing you can say about the word “beach” is that it is located by the sea. Gulpiyuri beach in Spain, on the other hand, is not right next door, but about 100 meters (330 feet) away and is cut off from high cliffs and cliffs. As the tide enters, the sand of this hidden beach is covered by water. The small beach was formed in the last Ice Age and its name means “Water Cycle”. Gulpiyuri is referred to as the smallest beach in the world.
#7 Mosquito Bay (Puerto Rico)
Bioluminescent beaches can be developed almost anywhere. Plankton and algae glow with their own light, which is called bioluminescence. Because they require energy to shine, they only produce light under certain conditions. When these conditions are met, they can illuminate an entire beach. One such is Mosquito Bay Beach in Puerto Rico, where the glare of blue light is striking.
#8 Hot Water Beach (New Zealand)
In New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula, people dig in the sand to create their own spa. When the tide comes, one can see the water gushing from the sand. The water is hot, as an underground river is heated by the geothermal heat below.
#9 Black Sand And Chunks Of Ice (Iceland)
Iceland is made up of volcanic rocks, so it has many beaches with their color. Black sand can also be found in many of them. The Glacier Jokulsarlon lagoon is a little different. Here, the black beaches are mixed with pieces of clear shiny ice. The beach may look ancient, but it was only formed in the mid-1930s when the Breioamerkurjokull Glacier collapsed. Pieces of ice come to the beach from this glacier. As the glacier melts, the lagoon continues to grow faster and faster each year.
#10 Hidden Beach (Portugal)
The Algar de Benagil in Portugal is one of the most important highlights of the Algarve coast. As you walk on the rocks you begin to hear the sound of the waves. Approaching, you will find in front of you a hole with the hidden beach. Algar de Benagil is a natural cave created on the rocks by the force of the tides. The hole in the roof of the cave acts as a window that allows daylight to illuminate the secluded sandy beach. The only access to the cave is from the sea.