The sandy beaches of gray, brown or even white are the norm in the world. Even rocky beaches with sharp cliffs that attract the bravest adventurers are quite common. But there are other places in the world that look as if they belong to another planet. These unique corners of the earth - the best part of the beauty that nature can offer. Papakolea Beach, Hawaii
Papakolea Beach (also known as the Green Sand Beach or Mahan) is a sandy beach near the South Point near the island of Kayu. This is one of the two green beaches in the world, the other is on the Galapagos Islands. Papakolea gets its distinctive color of the mineral olivine, which is rich in the local breed. The beach is located in the bay, surrounded by half Puyu Mahan (cinder cone), and is associated with the south-western reef Mauna Loa. After its last eruption cone partially collapsed and was partially damaged by the ocean. The beach has two names, as it is sometimes called in honor of the volcano, and sometimes from the area of land on behalf of Papakolea. This is the area around the crater is home to many rare birds. This place is surrounded by pastures and accessible only on foot or using a vehicle equipped with four-wheel drive.Vacationing here is not safe due to landslides, as all special warning label.
San Alfonso del Mar
This beach is located between the largest artificial pool and the largest ocean on the planet Earth. San Alfonso Del Mar is an integral part of the luxury resort of the same name. San Alfonso comes to huge beach and the Pacific Ocean, it seems a strange place for the world's largest swimming pool. But remarkable capacity pool can completely replace the ocean water with a constant temperature of 26 ° C, while the water in the ocean can be 17 ° C. In addition, seawater near the pool loses its dangerous waves and currents, marine predators and other dangers. The hotel complex on the central coast of Chile reminds Mayan city with similar pyramid residential buildings towering over huge saltwater pool. More than 1 km long, the pool holds approximately 66 million gallons of water, and is more like a lake. The largest pool is surrounded by white sand beaches, palm trees and docks for sailboats that ply the perfectly clean water to a depth of 35 meters.
Maho Beach is located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, in the district Zint Maarten. He is known for Princess Juliana International Airport, adjacent to the beach.Arriving aircraft must be reduced as close to the top of Runway length of only 2,180 meters. In the final approach airliner flies over the beach in the lowest position. Because of the unique intimacy of low flying aircraft, location really like the airplane. This is one of the few places in the world where the aircraft can be considered in detail near the end of the runway. Observation of the liners from the beach - a popular activity because the daily arrival and departure schedules of the airlines are published in most bars and restaurants on the beach. And Bar Sunset Bar and Grill has a loudspeaker, which transmits radio transmission between the pilots and the control tower of the airport. There is a danger to people standing on the beach Maho that they will carry into the water because of the jet stream from the aircraft. Local authorities have warned that the landing and take-off aircraft can "lead to serious injury." Additional sampling was recently built behind the runway 10 to prevent people held on to the main fence surrounding the runway.Ocean Dome in Japan is - an artificial beach built at the resort Sigayya along the coastal highway, near the town Myazaki in Japan. In the dome has its own indoor climate, fully managed throughout the year. Ocean Dome, which is part of the Sheraton Seagaia Resort, up to 300 meters in length and 100 meters in width, includes an artificial flame spitting volcano, artificial sand, artificial palm trees and the world's largest retractable roof, which provides a constant blue sky even on a rainy day. The air temperature is always kept within 30 degrees Celsius, and the water within 28 ° C. The volcano is active every 15 minutes and spews fire every hour, with incredible waves cover the beach for surfers delight. The beach can accommodate 10,000 visitors. In 1993 construction was opened, and the number of visitors peaked in 1995, at 1.25 million per year. Ocean Dome was officially closed October 1, 2007, for the process of reconstruction and partial re-branding of the resort. Salessiya Beach Beach near St. Florent, on the French island of Corsica, known as Salessiya. This is - a long and pristine space dazzling white sand. Salessiya, as most of the beaches in the Desert des Agriates, is hard to reach places. Long walk (12 km) will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the incredible white sand and clear water, surrounded by dunes. This is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.Access by boat is also offered from the harbor of St. Florent. Salessiya - also a place where cattle often go to relax next to the sunbathers. These cows have a habit to visit the beach all year, including during the summer season, when it is full of tourists. Pink sand beaches of Bermuda We have gorgeous beaches of different sizes, the best beaches in the world. Beach sand is not volcanic, and the resulting residue from spraying shells and skeletons of invertebrates such as corals, clams, and other shells. Beaches start with tiny single-celled animals, Foraminifera. This dark red skeletal animals that live lavishly on the underside of the coral reefs of Bermuda. When the red shapes die, the skeletons are plummeting to the bottom of the ocean.Wave action destroys them, they are mixed with other remains on the seabed, such as white shell clams, snails and sea urchins. That's when the white sands of Bermuda and takes its characteristic pink hue. Bermuda - one of the most northern regions in the Western Hemisphere (but not the northernmost place in the world) to coral reefs. There clearly contrast pink sand, turquoise water between coastline, remote reefs and deep blue ocean in the distance. Sand Bermuda exclusively beautiful. Beaches are often used for wedding ceremonies. Most of them are located on the South Coast, but some are also in the north. Galpiyuri Playa de Playa de Galpiyuri (Playa de Gulpiyuri) - flooded sinkhole with an inner beach, located near Llanes, Spain about 100 meters from the sea Cantabria. Approximately 40 meters in length, is a tidal Galpiyuri due to a series of underground tunnels carved salt water, allowing the water from the Bay of Biscay to create small waves. This is - a popular tourist destination, natural monument and part of the Regional Network of Protected Natural Area Spain. Hot Beach New Zealand Hot Water Beach is located on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, about 12 kilometers south-east of Whitianga, and approximately 175 kilometers from Auckland. Its name comes from underground hot springs, which penetrate through the sand at high tide. Beach - a popular destination for locals and tourists visiting New Zealand. The number of visitors per year is approximately 700,000, making the beach one of the most popular geothermal attractions in the region. Hot water breaks on the surface, forming a pool of hot water. Water with a temperature of 64 ° C from two underground penetrates cracks located close to each other. Visitors often are digging large holes and relax lying in hot water. Many bring a shovel and a bucket with you.Shovels can also be rented from a nearby store. This is one of the most unusual beaches in the world. Beach Marieta Islands Protected from the outside world, hidden beaches on the island Marieta, Puerto Vallarta - own world. Located just a few miles from the coast of Mexico, close to the Gulf of Bandera, Marieta Islands are an archipelago formed by volcanic activity. The islands remained virtually isolated since. Only recently, recreational aspect of the site was discovered, after the development of extremely exceptional marine ecosystem, which makes this place as unique as beautiful. Water along the beach hidden crystal clear and clean. Among marine wildlife here you can watch humpback whales, sea turtles and dolphins - are just a few examples of the most magnificent. Travellers often enjoy a ride on a motor boat to these places. Puerto Vallarta - very intriguing, beautiful and secluded location. Wild beach Loango This beach is located in Loango National Park in Gabon, west. Wild wooded beach - one of the few places in the world where great herds of mammals still have access to the sea and one of the last places in the world with hippos bathing in the sea. Buffalo and forest elephant herds graze on coastal fields and wander on the beach. Even the family of gorillas sometimes seen foraging in coastal trees.Many of these beaches provide the perfect habitat for migratory birds. With the ban on hunting in the park animals Loango quickly acclimated to the people, thus becoming more friendly to tourists. Quiet walking tours provide an opportunity for tourists to see the gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, duikers and hundreds of wild birds. Beach-Airport Barra Barra Airport - probably the only airport in the world where planes land on the beach. BRR is located on the wide beach of Traigh Mhor, on the island of Barra in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. If you want to fly here on a commercial flight, it flew with British Airways, which flies to Barra from Glasgow. Airport literally washes flow once a day, and if you arrive late in the day, you may notice a few cars in the parking lot with its lights on. Thus pilots create some additional visibility, since the airport is lit only natural. Needless to say, you can lie on the beach of Barra Airport. There is a sign that warns: "Stay away from the beach, when the planes to land and take off." That is why Barr is on the list of the most dangerous airports in the world. Shandipur Beach Have you ever seen how the sea disappear right before your eyes? Unique phenomenon rarely seen anywhere else, when the sea recedes by as much as five kilometers, takes place every day at the beach in the eastern Shandipur Indus. This leads to the delight of spectators who literally go overseas. If you experience low tide, tourists can explore the seabed, full of shells and small red crabs. Because of the unique location, the beach supports biodiversity, with many interesting and rare species.Many modern hotels are happy to meet many tourists here. Scala dei Turchi, Italy Scala dei Turchi - rocky cliff and beach on the coast of Realmonte, near Porto Empedocle in southern Sicily, Italy. This rock has become a tourist attraction because of its unusual white. Rock formed calcareous clay, sedimentary rock with a distinctive white. It is located between two sandy beaches, and is available through the limestone rock formations in the shape of a ladder. The last part of the name comes from the frequent raids of Turks in the past. In August 2007 the municipality of Realmonte apply for inclusion Scala dei Turchi (together with the adjacent Roman Villa Aurea) in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Beach rolling stones on the California coast is the town called Mendocino. It is famous for its beach of rolling stones. Thousands of stones round, it seems, came to challenge flows, like an army of small boulders. Strange thing is that these boulders uniform in size and shape, as well as in their range, although a person has no relation to this. The explanation is simple and purely geological in nature. More than a thousand years, the stones were under constant pressure from the Pacific Ocean, and that gave them a form of bowling balls. This place may not be a hot spot for visitors, but its uniqueness can not be questioned. Glass Beach Glass Beach is located in the National Park Makkerrikera around Fort Bragg, California. He is replete with windows, polished ocean of garbage in the area near the coastline north of the city. Collect pieces of glass in the park is prohibited. Every year there are Glass Festival. Thousands of tourists visit Glass Beach in Fort Bragg every day in the summer.Most still carries with him a little glass. Because of this and also due to natural factors (impact wave), a bright glass slowly disappears. Currently underway attempts to restore the Glass Beach, filling it with new glass.