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  • The weirdest beaches in the world

    Nice beaches are not that difficult to find, and if you are planing on a beach holiday you probably won’t have a hard time finding a good destination. But what if you are looking for something more special? If you are the kind of tourist who likes unusual destinations and who thinks that the weirder they are are, the better, then beach destinations are not that easy to decide on.

    And if you’ve promised it to yourself to settle only for one of the weirdest beaches in the world, then here are some suggestions for you.

    Hyams Beach, New South Wales, Australia

    Beaches with white sand are the most sought after types of beaches, but is there such a thing as a too white beach? According to the Guinness Book of Records, there is, and the beach who holds the title of the whitest beach in the world is Hyams in New South Wales.

    The sand of Hyams beach is so white that it literally hurts your eyes on a sunny day, and you probably can’t really sunbathe here unless you have some strong sunglasses.

    Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

    Due to the Manganese garnet hills that surround this beach, the color of the sand is nowhere near as it should be, which doesn’t affect the popularity of the beach at all, quite the opposite.

    The manganese from the surrounding hills seeped into the sand of the beach and turned it into a nice, pinkish hue that makes the whole beach look like a slice of desert.

    Papakolea Beach, South Point, Hawaii

    What makes Papakolea unusual is the color of its sand, which is decidedly greenish. The strange color of the sand is caused the crystals of a semi-precious metal, appropriately called olivine, which is found within the sand particles. Despite its interesting color, the beach is secluded, so you can have all the privacy you can wish for, but the waters are not very safe for swimming.

    Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California

    The Glass Beach is not exactly the first beach anyone would choose for a nice, sandy sunbathing session – in fact, it has no sand at all.

    The beach used to be a public dump until the 60’s, and while no more trash is dumped in the area, the thousands of glass bottled dumped there in the past have been polished by the waves, and now the beach looks like it has colored glass beads instead of sand.

    Bowling Ball Beach, Mendocino County, California

    Bowling Ball Beach does not have actual bowling balls, but from a distance it definitely looks like there are gigantic bowling balls scattered on the sand. Boulders of uniform size and shape seem to guard the beach against the waves, and even their spacing seems to have been designed by someone, but the phenomenon is completely natural.

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    Hoodiemum wrote on August 14, 2011:

    So four of five weirdest beaches in the world are in the US, and all of them in English-speaking countries. Hmmm. Great to see such a cosmopolitan view of the world.

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