Pure paradise, the beaches in this article are stunningly beautiful and very unique. Here are the 7 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World. Before reading this article, you should read Part 1 of this article and gain more information about the beautiful and unique beaches in the world.
If you’re looking for crystal white sands and blue-green colored sea, then there’s simply no better place in the world to visit than Whitehaven beach.
The 4.3 miles long stretch of coastline is on Whitsunday Island in Australia is amongst the Great Barrier Reef and means the water is teeming with life. It’s a rumor that the sand is of such good quality that was used by NASA to produce the glass for the Hubble Space Telescope in the 1970s.
It’s now such an important place for local tourism that rules are in place to help preserve it for years to come while you are allowed to have a barbecue as long as you take all the trash home with you. Dogs and smoking are expressly banned to prevent the sand from becoming tarnished.
2. Anse Source D’argent, Seychelles
Often voted the most beautiful beach in the world and easily one of the most photographed on Anse Source D’argent, is truly an otherworldly paradise. It’s on the Island of La Digue in Seychelles and surrounded by emerald color clear warm water and has fine perfectly white sand.
The thing that makes this place truly unique is the presence of giant granite rocks along the shoreline. They’ve been smooth by the action of the waves and the sand that’s blown the wind, and they look magical.
Images don’t do this place justice as they look as if they’ve painted. It’s only you when you set foot on the beach that you see how real it is. Add to this rich biodiversity in the water with large numbers of fish and turtles that can see from the shoreline, and it’s virtually guaranteed that you’ll never want to leave.
First, when you walk across the sandy beaches of Taketomi Island in Japan, you might not think there’s anything too different from other beaches you visited.
If you take a closer look, you’ll soon realize this beach is one of the most unusual in the world. That’s because here mixed in with the sand particles are the husks of millions upon millions of tiny organisms called foramina ferrah.
The particular species that are native to the waters are star-shaped in appearance. If you pick up just a small handful of sand, you’ll have hundreds of stars in your hand, which is why this place is commonly-known as Star Sand Beach.
4. Benegal Sea Cave Beach, Portugal
If you’ve been searching for somewhere with crystal clear water, perfect sand, and isolation from the rest of the world, then the Benegal sea cave beach in Portugal is ideal.
It’s on the Algarve, and thanks to the soft rock formations in the area, the high tide forces have carved incredible structures with arches and a giant skylight with a beach nestled inside.
When the sun shines in, it illuminates the amber and the layered walls, and it’s much larger inside than you think when looking at it from a distance.
5. Pinks Sand Beach, Bahamas
The Bahamas are known for their incredible weather, waters, and perfect beaches but, there’s one place that’s become famous for the way it stands out above the rest. On the coast of Harbor Island, there is a beach where instead of being white or golden yellow, the sand has a slightly pink color to it.
The effect is present along the entire three-mile-long and 100-foot wide beach it happened because of a specific species of animal that lives on the reef called foramen Affero. The trip to this beach has to be on the list of any self-respecting world traveler.
6. Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
New Zealand is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and with such mountainous and lush landscapes, it’s no wonder that so many movies choose it as the place for filming. This far more to the country than the peaks and forests though, and Hot water beach is on the Coromandel Peninsula, is one of the most popular tourist destinations.
Located just over a hundred miles from the city of Auckland, it estimates that as many as 700,000 people make the trip there each year.
New Zealand is covered in hot spots of geothermal vents that cause the unique environment on this beach. In the Waikato region, where it is full of pools and salt flats, the beach offers one of the most unusual interactions visitors can have with hot springs.
Two hours either side of low tide, you can dig into the sand and release hot water that continues to bubble up and can be used to create your very own pool.
While you may not immediately think of going to a beach on a cold or rainy day, this place is an exception because that’s almost the ideal condition to visit. There are warnings in place for anyone wanting to dig a pool, that’s to be very careful you’re thinking of swimming in the ocean.
7. Pfeiffer Beach, California
Pfeiffer beach is on the coast of Big Sur in California, and it’s one of the most unusual beaches in the continental US. Rather than having golden or white sand the deposits, there has a distinct purple coloration to them, which leads to the formation of some incredible patterns and shapes.
Not all of the sand is this color, which further adds to the beauty of it, the waves continually move around, and no two days are ever the same. The reason for it is because the presence of manganese garnet in the rocks and cliffs around the beach and the action of the sea against them both makes it crumble away grinds it into fine sand and then deposits it onto the beach. The beach is accessible throughout the year, but for a particularly special time, it’s best seen during sunrise or sunset.