We all love the idea of spending a relaxing day frolicking in sandy beaches. There’s also an added thrill in exploring different beaches.
From hot natural pools to green and pink sand beaches, it’s the fact that only nature can create these phenomenal sights make these places astounding. Here are 15 of the most strangest beaches in the world:
1. Papakolea Beach, Hawaii USA
The green sand beach got its color from the mineral Olivine, found in the nearby cinder cones.
2. San Alfonso Del Mar Beach, Chile
Imagine swimming in the world’s largest swimming pool just beside the world’s largest ocean. That is how strange San Alfonso Del Mar beach is!
3. Maho Beach, Sint Maarten
Catching a glimpse and feeling the blast of low flying airplanes is the main attraction of this unique beach.
4. Ocean Dome, Japan
Considered as the only artificial beach with controlled indoor climate and its own retractable roof, the Ocean Dome is located in Myazaki, Japan.
5. Plage De Saleccia, France
One of the hardest to access beaches in the world, Plage De Saleccia boasts of powdery white sand that’s perfect for relaxing for both humans and cattle.
6. Pink Sand Beach, Bermuda
This mesmerizing beach in Bermuda is formed from the decay of dead red organisms that mixes with the white sand to boost the magical color of the beach.
7. Playa De Gulpiyuri, Spain
One of the few inland beaches in the world, Playa De Gulpiyuri is actually a flooded sinkhole connected to underground tunnels.
8. Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
This geothermal hot spring located in Waikato region of New Zealand offers thermal water as hot as 64 degrees Celcius. All you need to do is to dig around the sand and allow water to seep through so you can soak and relax in its warm waters.
9. Hidden Beach on Marieta Islands, Mexico
Playa de Amor, or the lover’s beach, is a secluded beach located in Marieta Island in Mexico. Due to volcanic activity, nature was able to create a hole in the surface of an island showcasing a secret beach with crystal clear waters.
10. Loango’s Wild Forested Beach, Gabon
One of the few remaining places in the world where animals have access to the beach, Wild Forested Beach is located in Loango National Park in Gabon. You can see gorillas, monkeys, and hippopotamus strolling along the beachfront.
11. Airport Beach, UK
Found in Barra Island, in Outer Hebrides, Scotland, this attraction is the only airport in the world where the planes are authorized to land on the beach.
12. Chandipur Beach, India
This mystical beach located in India, also known as the “Hide and Seek” beach, became popular because of the periodical disappearance of seawater on the beach which allows astounded visitors to walk in the sea.
13. Scala Dei Turchi, Italy
The “Stairs of the Turks” is a beach in Realmonte, Southern Sicily, Italy. It became famous for its spectacular white cliff surrounding the beach.
14. Glass Beach, USA
The Glass beach in MacKerricher Park in California displays an abundance of sea glass which is caused by years of dumping garbage on the coastline.
15. Bowling Ball Beach, USA
The mysterious round boulders that gathered along the shores of Schooner Gulch in California appear to be supersized bowling balls that defy the tides of the Pacific ocean.
Do these beaches interest you enough to visit them during the summer? Let us know in the comments below!
Top 9 Strangest Streets In The World
It would be fun to pass through all of these!
If you're a traveller, chances are you'll have travel photos of streets and roads. After all, you can't reach one place without passing by these. In all your travels, you have surely gone through your share of strange and unique streets, right?
Here is the list of the top 9 strangest streets in the world. See if you already have these in your collection.
#1. Ebenezer Place, Scotland: The Shortest Street in the World
9 Stunning Structures You Can Find On Cliffs
You can admire these landmarks at dizzying heights!
Humanity has proven that we are capable of creating stunning structures that complement nature. Interestingly, some of our ancestors chose to carve amazing creations on cliffs. While some were hoping the mountains will protect them, others simply left a mystery that has baffled us for years.
Temples, castles, statues, and encampments were not the only things that people carved on cliffs. The Bo people in China, for example, have decorated cliffs with the coffins of their departed. It is unclear how they managed to hang the heavy coffins on the side of the mountains.
Here are nine awesome structures that were built on cliffs that you can still see today....
Apparently, China’s Urban Forests Are Just Artificial Efforts To Going Green
While the tree-planting efforts are commendable, the stories behind them are pretty heartbreaking.
In the past decade, going green and environment-friendly has been the trend for many countries, most especially those severely affected by climate change.
Since the recent years, China has moved to be one of those going-green countries. By making efforts to plant thousands of trees in their city communities, they are hoping to combat worsening pollution.
While the tree-planting efforts are laudable, the stories behind them are pretty disturbing.