Results for - Life's A Beach
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1. Visiting Cuba a few years ago, I walked on the most beautiful pure white sand beach I have ever seen, with sand like sugar and no seaweed to be seen. My idea of a perfect beach, but some of these unusual beaches must be sights of wonder. This survey is long, because I think the photos deserve to be seen. First off is the Maldives beach that looks like a starry night. The lights on this beach in the Maldives are caused by microscopic bioluminescent phytoplankton, which give off light when they are agitated by the surf. Have you ever been to this incredible beach?
2. The Hidden beach in Marieta, Mexico is said to have formed after the Mexican government used the uninhabited islands for target practice in the 1900s. No matter how it was formed, it is incredible to see. Have you seen this beach in Mexico?
3. The idyllic Pink Sand Beach of Harbour Island, in the Bahamas is pigmented by washed-up coral remnants, which are dashed and ground to tiny pieces by the surf. Although the most famous one, it is not the only pink sand beach in the world. Have you been to any of these ink sand beaches?
I've been to Harbour Island, the Bahamas
Elafonisi Beach, Crete – Greece
Spiaggia Rosa of Budelli, Sardinia – Italy
Pink Beach of Komodo – Indonesia
Pink Beach of Great Santa Cruz Island – Philippines
Pink Beaches of Barbuda – Caribbean Sea
Balos Lagoon Beach of Crete – Greece
Tangsi Beach of Lombok – Indonesia
Bonaire Pink Beach – Dutch Caribbean Island
Horseshoe Bay Beach – Bermuda
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4. All over the world, there are beaches in fantastic colours. Have you ever been to any of these unusually coloured beaches?
Papak?lea Green Sand Beach, Hawaii -- The green sand on this beach is caused by the mineral olivine, which is formed by lava as it cools in the sea.
Red Sand Beach, Rabida, Galapagos -- The red sand at Rabida was formed due to the oxidization of iron-rich lava deposits, although it could also be due to washed-up coral sediments.
Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii -- The black sand on Punaluu is formed by basalt lava, which explodes as it flows into the sea and rapidly cools.
Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California -- The purple sand at this beach (which is only found in patches) is formed when manganese garnet deposits in the surrounding hills erode into the sea.
Green Sand In Kourou, French Guiana -- The green sand on this beach is composed primarily of olivine crystals which erode out of lava flows.
Red Sand beaches Thunder Cove, Prince Edward Island -- This province has 500 miles of beaches, and about half have red sand due to high iron oxide content.
Ramala Bay, Maltese -- Thanks to a high iron content in its sands, Ramla Bay on the Maltese island of Gozo hosts dreamy orange sands along its coast.
Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia -- For all of the colors, make your way to Rainbow Beach. There are as many as 72 different colors that can be spotted thanks to nearby multi-colored sand cliffs.
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5. Unique Glass Beach in California near Fort Bragg in California formed after the trash dumped there for years by local residents was pounded into sand by the surf. The dumping was eventually prohibited, but the glass sand remains. Even though it has a dubious beginning, do you find this is an unusually beautiful beach?
05/15/2019 Travel 2187 59 By: Harriet56