When vacationers choose a resort destination, one of the elements that can make or break their decision includes the quality of the beach. Some beaches render us speechless because of their spectacular views, while others render us speechless due to their extremely unusual quality.
Here are some beaches worthy of visiting due to their strange novelties:
Perram Sands, Cornwall
Don’t be too surprised to find bits of Lego pieces strewn along the shores of this beach. This ‘phenomenon’ is due to a massive wave hitting a cargo ship carrying containers of Lego and throwing it into the sea. Some of the most novel items found by beach combers can be found on a Facebook page, fittingly entitled ‘Lego Lost at Sea.’
Playa del Gulpiyuri, Spain
At first glance, this looks more like an oasis than an actual beach. In fact, this beach is actually located 100 meters away from the sea. Despite its distance from the ocean, nooks, crannies, and underground tunnels make this beach completely tidal.
Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
New Zealand without a doubt, is known for its natural wonders. It’s no surprise that one of its beaches made it on the list! As its name states, this beach is located on top of the Coromandel Peninsula, and acts an underground heater for the water on the surface. During a low-tide, water that filters through the shores can pool up, allowing beach combers to make their own makeshift hot tub!
Bowling Ball Beach, California
With causes unknown, this beach is lined with perfect spherical boulders shaped like bowling balls!
Loango Park, Gabon
This beach is actually a part of a vast national park. Because it lacks any borders, fences, or gates, wild animals are free to roam along the shores. Sightings range from wild pigs and buffalo, to more behemoth creatures such as elephants and hippos.
Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
We’ve all heard of beaches with sands that give off a unique hue. The Pink Sands Beach of the Bahamas is one of them. This otherwise picturesque beach glows of a soft pinky hue due to tiny Foraminifera crustaceans inhabiting its shores.
Hyams Beach, Australia
Speaking of colored sand, you’ll need a pair of shades to look at the shores of Hyams Beach. Its sand is noted as the world’s whitest, as documented by the Guinness World Record.