14 March 2012

The Worlds Strangest Beaches

When we think of a beach we tend to imagine a traditional white sanded beach with beautiful palm trees. However there are some great beaches around the globe which do not fit in this typical mold. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of these strange beaches with very unique features.

Punalu’u Beach

Punalu’u Beach is located in the Island of Hawaii. It’s relatively accessible and tourists can actually swim in the sea although it’s a bit rocky. The unique feature of Punalu’u Beach is the fact that its sand is colored black. The black sand comes from basalt and lava cooling in the water before it reaches the ocean.

Papakolea Beach

It’s another popular beach in Hawaii not because of its beautiful hotels and amenities but because of its sand. Instead of the traditional white sand you can find in Hawaii, Papakolea Beach features green sand. The sand’s color comes from Olivine, which is a mineral very common on the island. When the mineral and the sand mix it forms a green coloured beach.

Pfeiffer Beach

Located in Big Sur, California, Pfeiffer Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the state. It is highly accessible, has a wide range of recreational facilities and a unique sand color. Pfeiffer Beach often comes with pink sand in some areas and purple in some locations.

Hyams Beach

The Australian destination has a traditional seaside atmosphere and tourists can easily enjoy a good beach without the crowd. If you are looking for something more traditional the sand on this beach is white.