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9 Unique Beaches Around the Globe

A beach is a beach, right? Not really!  Depending on where you live (or visit) the climate, type of sand and accessibility can all be completely different.  Today we take a tour of 9 unique beaches from Corsica to California. Have you had the opportunity to visit any of these amazing places?

Playa de Gulpiyuri is a flooded sinkhole with an inland beach located near Llanes, Spain around 100 m (330ft) from the Cantabrian Sea. Roughly 40 meters in length, it is fully tidal due to a series of underground tunnels carved by the salt water of the Cantabrian Sea which allows water from the Bay of Biscay to create small waves

Maho Beach is a beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, in the country of Sint Maarten. It is famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach. Arriving aircraft must touch down as close as possible to the beginning of Runway 10 due to the short runway length of 2,180 metres (7,150 ft), resulting in aircraft on their final approach flying over the beach at minimal altitude.

Hot Water Beach is a beach on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, approximately 7.5 miles south east of Whitianga, and approximately 110 miles from Auckland by car. Its name comes from underground hot springs which filter up through the sand between the high and low water tidal reaches. Visitors make small pools to lay in and enjoy the warmth.

Bermuda has some magnificent large and small beaches. Beach sand is not volcanic but from finely pulverized remains of calcium carbonate shells and skeletons of invertebrates such as corals, clams, forams and other shells. The main reason that Bermuda sand is pink is because of what grows on the coral.  Bermuda's pink sand beaches and clear, cerulean blue ocean waters are popular with tourists.

On the Californian coast is a town called Mendocino. Nearby is a coastal feature called Schooner Gulch, and this is where you can feast your eyes on what has become known as the 'Bowling Ball Beach'. 

Saleccia, like most of the beaches in the “desert des Agriates”, plays hard to get with its difficult access. The 7.5 mile long walk or drive with an all-terrain vehicle prevents overcrowding of this fabulous white sand and transparent water place surrounded by sand dunes. 

Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town. The beach is now frequently visited by tourists. Collecting is not permitted on the park's beach, although sea glass can be found on other local beaches outside the park boundary.

8. Hidden Beach on Marieta Islands, Mexico

Protected from the intrusion of the world outside, the hidden beach of Marieta Islands, Puerto Vallarta is a world of its own. Located just a few miles off the coast of Mexico, close to Bandera bay, Marieta Islands are archipelagos that were formed as a result of volcanic activity. The islands have remained almost secluded ever since. It was only recently that recreational aspect of the place was discovered following development of an extremely exclusive marine ecosystem that makes this place just as unique as thrilling.

Shell Beach is a beach in the Shark Bay region of Western Australia. It is one of only two beaches in the world made entirely from shells. The beach was named "Shell Beach" because of the great abundance of the shells of the cockle species Fragum erugatum.  The shells typically reach a depth of  22 to 32 feet deep. 

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  1. Wow all amazing in their own way would struggle to pick a favourite. The glass beach is pretty but sadly its just litter pollution ! Thanks for sharing.


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    1. May I join you? Maybe I could fit in your suitcase, lol!?

  3. Lovely beaches... I'm still partial to the ones around my cottage...

  4. I spent a good part of my youth growing up in Bermuda :) the beaches are breathtaking. Two words for Maho Beach - No. Way. You've gotta be a bloody good pilot for precision like that. Awesome list.

    1. Thanks for visiting today! I haven't been to Bermuda...yet!

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  6. Nice read! I like the suggestions and ideas.

  7. Wow..Superb pebbles..!!
    Seriously your post is really beautiful or also you represent this in a accurate manner..I read all the information that you share or also know some things about this beach..!!


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