Tired of the usual, monotonous vacation on a beach of fine white sand? If you want to break the boring routine, which drags us every year on the usual monotonous beaches, here is an exciting journey through the weirdest beaches in the world. Across five continents, the sea will never cease to surprise you.

In the water you are clumsy and can not stay afloat, so you don’t get away from the shore for fear of making a fool of yourself or drowning? The Mineral Beach in Israel, Dead Sea, is what is right for you. In fact, thanks to the high concentration of salt, you can float without any effort, even without moving at all. It seems, moreover, that a bath there has good effects on the skin.

Floating in the dead sea. Zero effort

Floating in the dead sea. Zero effort

When the man is a troublemaker, nature puts things in place. Unfortunately it is not always so, and this is the case for the unusual Glass Beach in Fort Bragg, on the beaches of California. Here, where up to 50 years ago there was a dump, instead of sand, so the beach is made ​​up of millions of tiny pieces of glass, colored, smoothed by the sea during these years.

Glass Beach

Glass Beach

Again in California, there is the Bowling Ball Beach in Schooner Gulch. On this beach there are thousands of round rocks, all of equal size and shape, and all at the same distance from each other.

Bowling Ball Beach, absolutely great

Bowling Ball Beach, absolutely great

Among the crystalline waters of the Caribbean, we have another special beach, Maho Beach, on the island of Saint Marteen. Do not panic if, while you soak up the sun, the sky gets dark and you feel that there is a plane about to land on you! The beach, in fact, is located near the runway of the airport of the island.

Incoming at Maho beach

Incoming at Maho beach

Let’s move to Singapore with Palawan Beach. The beach, with its bridge suspended over the water, the white sand beaches and palm trees, is a tropical paradise. Where’s the catch though? Its peculiarity is that it is completely artificial.

Wish I could be there even without spotting the difference from a real one

Wish I could be there even without spotting the difference from a real one

Unusual, but not very attractive, is the Huiquan Bathing Beach in China. It is the most populated beach in the world. On this beach there are 200,000 tourists a day in the summer.

Huiquan Bathing Beach makes any other crowded beach look like an empty place

Huiquan Bathing Beach makes any other crowded beach look like an empty place

Among the most beautiful beaches we have the beautiful Hyam Beach in Australia. With its fine, white sand, it won the record as the whitest beach in the world. It is said, indeed, that it is essential to wear sunglasses for the reflection of the rays on the sand.

As white as it gets!

As white as it gets!

By +Nikos Kontorigas

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