If you’ve traveled for a long time to many places with countless paradise beaches you know what I mean, when I say after a while all the beaches start to look and feel the same. Well, if you want to experience something different from the typical beach, I suggest you check out these bizarre beaches below…
Glass Beach – Fort Bragg, California
Could you have imagined that a ”town dump” would become one of the world’s most beautiful man-made beaches?
Neither would I, but after various clean-up programs this garbage area has turned in to a beautiful beach, since the waves have done a fantastic job wearing down and smoothing the glass bits into tiny smooth pebbles.
Today the glass pebbles cover the whole beach – bizarre, but beautiful.
Another proof of how nature can turn the ugliest things around into something good.
Punaluu Black Sand Beach – Big Island, Hawaii
While black sand beaches exist in many places around the world, the photos I’ve seen of those in Hawaii are simply some of the darkest shades of black I’ve seen.
Together with the green jungle, cold blue water and white surf – this volcanic beach just stands out of the crowd, and it’s also a great place to watch the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.
Hot Water Beach – New Zealand
This is the only one on the list that I have actually been to, and let me tell you – it’s a really cool experience!
We got the tip from a family we met in New Zealand who had arranged one of those New Zealand holiday packages, and decided to check it out ourselves.
The sand is boiling – literally…
Early in the morning, when the tide is low, the sand in the beach is burning hot in some places from hot water coming from a volcanic underground reservoir..
The hot water (which contains a huge amount of salt) is easily found when you dig in the sand and make little ponds to hang out in.
In some places the sand is so hot it burns when you step on it, but in other places you could dig out your own spa bath and warm up as the sun rises over the ocean.
Ocean Dome – Miyazaki, Japan
Imagine a perfectly white beach where the sun always shines, the weather and water is always warm and the surf is perfect.
Is there such a place in Japan? Well, now there is…
If this massive (actually, the world’s largest) 300 meter long and 100 meter wide indoor pool wasn’t bizarre enough, there is a fake volcano ”erupting” every hour, after which waves are created which you can surf on.
Another thing advertised with this place is that you avoid swimming in polluted water, which makes you think:
– is this really the best way to fix the problem with polluted waters? To just built an artificial beach, and let the water stay polluted?
Chilling out at this crushed white marble sand beach would be a pretty crazy day out, and perhaps will make you think about what the future holds.
Green Sand Beach – South Point, Big Island, Hawaii
The fact that two of the most bizarre and awesome beaches I’ve heard of are in Hawaii is good enough reason for me (and you) to buy a ticket there right away.
This beach has GREEN sand!
The reason for the green color are the crystals of Olivine in the sand, minerals locally known as ”Hawaiian Diamond”.
Rumors say that some people have found Olivine crystals big enough to sell as gems on this beach.
The crystals come from the eroding headland, and sadly, eventually the supply will run out and the beach will look like any other…
Which of these beaches have you been to? Also if you know of any other bizarre beaches around the world – please share!