7 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World (Part 1)

Pure paradise, the beaches in this article are stunningly beautiful and very unique. Here are the 7 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World.

 

1. Vaadhoo Beach, Maldives

Vaadhoo Beach, Maldives
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Vaadhoo Beach is also known as the sea of stars vaadhoo Beach is one of the most entrancing places on earth. Thanks to the abundance of bioluminescent plankton that live in the coastal waters. The island itself is tiny, with only 500 permanent residents, it was one of the most popular places in the Maldives because of this naturally occurring phenomenon.

The glow of the plankton is a defensive measure and is trigger by the nearby movement, which means that the crash of the waves is even the soft press of a footprint is enough to trigger it, and if you’re there in the evening or at night, the effect is awe-inspiring. Similar things can be seen on a few other beaches in the world during certain seasons, but at Vaadhoo, it’s visible only around.

 
2. Jokulsarlon Beach, Iceland
 
7 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World (Part 1)

Jokulsarlon Beach, Iceland

Jokulsarlon is a large glacial lake in the vatnajökull National Park, Iceland, and it’s home to one of the most bizarre beaches you’ll ever see. Due to the continuous melting of the nearby glaciers, it’s a constant increase in size and is now four times the size it was in the 1970s with a constants supply of icebergs floating in the water the geographical features that form here are breathtaking.

Most spectacular is the Diamond Beach has made up of fine particles of black volcanic rock. The pieces of crystallized ice are washed ashore from the lake, and at certain times of days when the light is right, it feels like you’ve been transported to an entirely different world.

 

3. The Red Sand Beach, Galapagos

The Red sand beach, Galapagos
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The Galapagos Islands are well known for their unique biodiversity. But it’s not just the plants on the wildlife that are unusual, the geographical features that are unlike anywhere else on earth too. On Rabida Island, thanks to its volcanic coastline the beaches are not covered in the white sand you might expect but, they are a deep riches red color.

The reason for this is the high levels of iron that are present after countless eruptions over the millennia it makes for a stunning view out across the surrounding waters. If you ever make the trip there, you’ll find yourself in good company with large herds of sea lions, colonies of blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, and finches.

 

4. Papakolea Beach, Hawaii

Papakolea Beach, Hawaii
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When you think of an ideal beach, you’ll probably picture either perfect white or golden yellow sand but, what about green. There are four known naturally green beaches in the world, but the most impressive can be found on the Big Island in Hawaii.

Papakolea Beach is in a bay that’s formed by a volcanic cone and was formed around 49,000 years ago and rather than being the result of algae or die the sand is this unusual color because it has formed by naturally green rocks.

When volcanoes erupt, they release various minerals one of the most common is Olvia contains both iron and magnesium. It’s one of the first to crystallize as magma cools, and this is what gives the green color because the iron is present in ferrous form. 

 

5. Glass Beach, California

Glass Beach, California
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You usually think of a beach as being made up of sand or stones. There’s one in California that’s completely different because it’s completely covered in glass.

Located close to Fort Bragg, this is the result of years and years of garbage disposal along the nearby coastline. The crashing waves pummeled the glass and pottery and turned them into small smooth rounded pieces that washed ashore.

The beach is entirely safe to walk along with a vibrant blend of color jewelry makers often go there to find parts for their designs, and it’s such a beautiful place that more than 1000 people visited per day during the summer months. 

The Maine Glass Beach along with two others nearby proves just how much of an impact human waste disposal can have on an ecosystem but at the same time shows that it’s not necessary they always such a bad thing.

 

6. Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia

Zlatni Rat Beach, Croatia
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Zlatni Rat beach, also known as the Golden Cape Zlatni Rat beach, is one of the best you can visit in the Mediterranean, and amazingly each time you go, it’ll always be slightly different.

That’s because the spit of land, which is about a mile to the west of the town of the ball, is subject to strong ocean currents that are continually reshaping it. Most of the land is covered with white stones to form a 2080 foot Long Beach.

The far end of the beaches which points south is where the most changes occur it usually curls in an easterly direction. But during the winds in summer, it’ll completely shift to the west. Surrounded by cold ocean waters, this Beach is one of the most popular in Croatia and is the perfect place to relax when temperatures soar.

 

7. Cathedral Beach, Spain
 
7 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World (Part 1)
 

It may seem like an unusual name to have once, but you see what cathedral beach looks like it’ll all soon become clear. It’s on the northwestern coast of Spain and in the local language is called the Praia de Augasanta which means beach of the holy waters.

The cliff face here has been subjected to the powerful forces of the Atlantic Ocean. Which is carved rock in a way that looks almost like gothic architecture, so the arches these processes have formed are more than 90 feet tall, and the coastal walls are littered with cracks that serve as the entrances to hidden caves behind. 

It’s undoubtedly one of the most stunning beaches in the world an added twist during low tide you can walk through during the high tide to the area is entirely underwater and provides an equal opportunity for a boat ride through the arches.

 

Read more: 7 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World (Part 2)

 

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