Warm sand, sunshine and water as far as the eyes can see – if you are one of those who thrive under the sun and sand – then you will love what we are going to show you. Book your summer vacation to visit some of the most unique and colourful beaches in the world.
- BIOLUMINESCENT BEACH – BANGARAM ISLAND BEACH, LAKSHADWEEP
Bangaram beach is one of the most unique beaches of the Indian subcontinent. During the day, you can soak up on the warm sunshine but the night is when the magic happens.
Yes! Since the ocean waters there has abundance of phytoplanktons*, when these are disturbed due to the motion of the waves, they literally light up like Diwali lights!
*phytoplanktons – very small plants that float near the surface of water and on which sea creatures feed.
- WHITE SAND BEACH – ANGAGA ISLAND, MALDIVES.
Angaga Islands is actually a one big resort and spa located south of Ari Atoll. Gorgeous white coloured sand, clear blue waters, surrounded by natural vegetation makes Angaga Island the perfect spot for vacations! You can snorkel with the marine life there and make it an experience of a lifetime.
- GLASS BEACH, FORT BRAGG, CALIFORNIA
Originally, this site was actually a dumping ground for the city’s trash. But over time, the glass from the broken bottles and other items were smoothed over by the waves and now, only smooth, multi-coloured glass bits are what covers the whole beach!
A must visit!
- PFEIFFER BEACH, BIG SUR, CALIFORNIA
The unique purple hue is caused due to the various minerals present in the sand granules. When sun rays hit the sand, it gives off a purplish hue! Amazing, isn’t it?
Big Sur is a mountainous stretch located in the Central Coast of California. It is known as “one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere in the world, an isolated stretch of road, mythic in reputation.” (source)
- REYNISFJARA BLACK SAND BEACH – VIK, ICELAND
Located on the South Coast of Iceland, Reynisfjara was listed by the National Geographic as one of the Top 10 non-tropical beaches to visit on the planet. (source)
This beach is for the adventurer in you! Although its beauty is unmatched and counts as a must-visit, the waves are often unpredictable thus the visitors are advised to keep a safe distance of at least 30 meters (98 feet).
- GREEN SAND BEACH: KOUROU, FRENCH GUIANA (BRAZIL)
Kourou is a coastal town in French Guiana (located in the northern border of Brazil). It is not a tourist spot and is mainly known for its Space Center but its unpopularity is what makes it all the more special and rare.
The colour of the sand is green due to the presence of a mineral called Olivine which is found in lava. When this lava gets cooled down by the ocean water, the mineral releases itself into water and thereby making the nearest land surfaces (beaches) green in colour.
- PINK SAND BEACH, HARBOUR ISLAND, BAHAMAS
Just look at it! This beach in the Bahamas gets its pink hued sand from the Red Foraminifera. These are microscopic marine animals whose crushed red shells get mixed with the white sands of the beach and gives it a unique pinkish hue.
You can snorkel and water dive in its clear blue waters and enjoy the colors surrounding you from all the 4 directions!
BLACK SAND BEACH – DUMAS BEACH, SURAT
Yes! Surti’s very own Dumas Beach! Located 19 KM from Surat in a village called Dumas, the Dumas Beach is very popular for its lip smacking Bhajiyas, Pav Bhaji and the ever loved Indo-Chinese food.
However, Dumas also ranks #9 in the Top 47 Most Haunted Places in India. The paranormal activities are known to take place, especially at night time. Reports of people disappearing at night, visitors getting warnings not to cross over a certain line while at the beach, etc. has made Dumas a must visit beach!