If there’s one thing that any person wants to do when the weather is warm and the sun is shining it’s this: you want to go to the beach! And no matter where you are on this great big world of ours, there’s always a beach somewhere nearby that’s worth checking out.
However, you’ve seen the average beach. Sure enough, they’re all great. What’s to hate about white sand, undulating waves and warm sun? But, there are some beaches on this planet that rise head and shoulders above the rest. There are some beaches, in fact, that look like they belong on a planet not named Earth!
On the list below, we’re going to share some of these incredible beaches with you. From ones with crazy rock formations to others with sands that come in all kinds of different colors, these are some of the world’s strangest beaches!
So, if you’re looking to have a fun-in-the-sun experience that’s unlike any other, make sure you check out each of the 20 beaches on the list below. Any one of them can give you a beach-going experience that you won’t soon forget! And with that in mind, let’s check them out…
1. Boulders Beach, South Africa
While the landscape here is plenty beautiful, the real draw here are the African penguins who call this beach home.
2. Glass Beach, California
Located in Fort Bragg, this beach is a must-see destination if you’ve got a thing for beautiful sea glass.
3. Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia
What makes this little beach so incredible is that changes in the tide and current completely remake the beach’s shape and size almost hourly.
4. Bay of Fires, Tasmania
What makes the 30 miles of beach so beautiful here are the orange-tinted granite rocks that line the shoreline.
5. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
If you’re looking for a beach on this planet that has a natural level of romance to it, then look no further than the gorgeous pink sands of this one.
6. Thunder Cove, Prince Edward Island
High iron content in the sand here gives this incredible beach of sweeping dunes its beautiful red look.
7. Red Sand Beach, Galapagos
High levels of iron in the sand are what give this Galapagos beach its unique deep-red look.
8. Pfieffer Beach, California
In a state known for its incredible beaches, this might be the best. You’ll find it amid the absolutely gorgeous landscape of Big Sur.
9. Playa del Amor, Mexico
Also known as Playa Escondido, this is literally a beach that’s hidden inside of a cave.
10. Punalu’u Beach, Hawaii
Surprise! Volcanic activity created this incredible jet-black beach in Hawaii, which is home to endangered turtles.
11. Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
Ever wish that the beach could have a Jacuzzi? Well, you’ll basically find that here thanks to the hot springs that bubble up along the shore.
12. Papakolea Beach, Hawaii
This remote Hawaiian beach is known for its incredible green sand, which was caused by – you guessed it – volcanic activity.
13. Siesta Beach, Florida
Because the sand at this beach is so fine and powder-soft, the beach actually squeaks beneath your feet as you walk along it.
14. Mudhdhoo Island, The Maldives
Once the sun sets, this beach comes alive in brilliant lights thanks to countless bioluminescent phytoplankton in the water.
15. Genipabu Beach, Brazil
The large, sweeping dunes of this incredible Brazillian beach will have you convinced you’re in the middle of a desert and not along the Atlantic.
16. The Beach of the Cathedrals, Spain
Flying buttresses of rock are what define the incredible landscape of this Spanish treasure of a beach.
17. Teewah Beach, Australia
This Australian beach, which is located in Queensland, is known for its incredible sand that features a mix of over 40 different colors.
18. Chandipur Beach, India
High tide and low tide make a big difference here. When the tide is out, the beach grows up to three miles in depth.
19. Gulpiyuri Beach, Spain
There aren’t many inland beaches on the planet, and this is one of them. It was created long ago by a sinkhole, of all things.
20. 75-Mile Beach, Australia
While it’s not actually 75-miles long, this incredible stretch of beach in Australia has much and more to offer, including the beautiful and fun Champagne Pools.