15 Interesting and unusual beaches

Cape Town - We all know about the spectacular stark white sandy shores of most of the popular holiday destinations around the globe. Names like Seychelles, the Maldives and Zanzibar immediately spring to mind. There are, however, a wide range of extraordinary shores sure to be on any beach-lover's bucket list. 

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Check out these rainbow coloured shores, sure to brighten up any beach day.

 Red Beach, Santorini, Greece


 Papakolea Beach, Big Island, Hawaii 


Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California, USA

Pink Sand Beach, Lombok, Indonesia 

Plage De L Étang Salé, Black Beach, Reunion

Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California, USA

Then there are some breathtaking natural stone and rock formations dramatically protruding from the sand and waves. One of the most spectacular can be seen in South Africa's Wild Coast.

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Hole in the wall, Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Hidden beach in Marieta, Mexico

The Beach of the Cathedrals, Ribadeo, Spain


Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal



Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills, Northern Ireland


The last few beaches that are just, well, different to anything we know. These hot-spots are loved not necessarily for their great waves or sunny shores, but rather for their uniqueness.


 Maho Beach with it's low flying airplanes, St Maarten, Caribbean 


 Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand



 Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Australia



 Beach with ice rocks, Jokulsarlon, Iceland

 

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