Beaches with a multitude of strange formations, rocks with curious appearances, sand in a wide variety of colors, natural phenomena that will blow your imagination, all this and more is what we will explore together as we talk about the most amazing paradisiacal beaches in the world.

1. Koekohe Beach

1. Spherical rocks at Koekohe Beach

Located on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on the Otago coast of New Zealand, these spherical stones have been exposed to wind and water erosion. They are, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating and popular attractions on this southern island.

These stones formed on the ancient sea floor approximately 60 million years ago in a similar way to how pearls form in oysters. Some weigh several tons and measure more than 3 meters in diameter.

2. The whitest beach in the world, in Australia (Hyams Beach)

Hyams Beach is a very popular place to spend an unforgettable vacation. Located on the southern shores of Jervis Bay, it is surrounded by beautiful natural attractions, including Jervis Bay National Park to the north and Booderee National Park to the south. With stretches of white sand beach as far as the eye can see, it’s the perfect place to take a break.

An activity that is recommended in the place is diving, allowing you to observe octopuses, a variety of fish, sea dragons, and even, if the season allows it, friendly seals.

3. A beach with a waterfall, in California

3. A beach with a waterfall, in California

The state of California has a wide variety of beautiful beaches appreciated by tourists. Many of these are filled with visitors during vacation times, however, there are others that are hidden and of a very particular beauty.

There is a space within the Julia Pfeiffer Burn State Park, with an amazing natural scene that is recommended to visit, a beach with memorable characteristics, which also has the Mcway Waterfall, which flows directly into the sea. The place itself is hidden between rocks, which give it a beautiful and welcoming aspect that few beaches in the region can match.

4. La Digue Island, Seychelles

4. La Digue Island

La Digue is an island highly appreciated by tourism, since its beauty is combined with its ornithological richness, standing out the black flycatcher, the only paradisiacal bird that remains in the Seychelles archipelago; Furthermore, this island is the only one that seems to have not changed in the last 100 years.

To get here, you must take a boat from the island of Praslin, which takes just half an hour, and disembark at the port of La Passe, which has picturesque shops with Creole architecture. You can also see colonial houses, trails and a small road of more recent construction.

The most beautiful beach on the island is undoubtedly Anse Source d’Argent, which bases its attraction on the granite rocks that, similar to whale backs on the surface of the sea, stand out against the white sand and the beautiful transparent waters. .

5. Pink sands at Tikehau

5. Pink sands at Tikehau

Tikehau is an island that, after visiting it, will be among your most beautiful memories. In it you will find an oval lagoon that gives the impression of being a huge natural pool, with pink sand beaches. The waters surrounding the island offer a wonderful spectacle with the diversity of marine life found in the area, such as eagle rays, schools of barracuda and tuna, gray sharks, sea turtles and dolphins.

The town of Tuherahera and the beautiful deserted beaches on the island will give you an opportunity to put your exploring skills to the test. To relax at the end of the day, you can choose to observe the bird colonies or the coral remains in the southern area.

6. Dolphin Beach, Monkey Mia, Australia

6. Dolphin Beach, Monkey Mia

Clear blue skies most of the year will give you the opportunity to visit Monkey Mia, a World Heritage Site in Shark Bay, Australia. Whether you are looking for a place to relax, or an adventure to tell your friends, this site will offer you all kinds of natural attractions, with abundant marine life, and the most wonderful thing: living with wild dolphins.

Dolphins from the region have been visiting the beach for 40 years and interacting with visitors. You will be able to enter the water and feed them, with the help and supervision of the park rangers. Also, if you want to spend more time up close to these beautiful mammals, you can join the Project Eden dolphin conservation volunteer program.

7. The untouched paradise of Similan, Thailand

7. The untouched paradise of Similan, Thailand

The Similan Islands, integrated into the Muko Similan National Park, will allow you to appreciate a natural environment that you will not be able to see in other places, with giant rocks, fine white sand beaches and turquoise waters. The rocks and corals in the area provide a wonderful opportunity for snorkeling. Located both in and out of the water, these natural formations give the impression that they were left behind by an ancient race of giants.

The Nicobar pigeon or the mountain land crab (Pu Kai) are part of the great and beautiful variety of fauna that you can observe in this amazing place.

8. Tidal Bay in Maine, Canada

8. The Bay of Giant Tides

Considered one of the most amazing natural attractions in the world, the Bay of Fundy, in Maine, Canada, presents a unique peculiarity: twice a day, the sea comes to empty and fill 100 billion tons of salt water, making its tides are the highest in the world, reaching up to 16 meters in height. This means that during part of the day, the place is completely without water.

The warm climate of the area attracts lovers of ecotourism and its waters allow for clam and lobster fishing, as well as agriculture in the surrounding towns.

9. The beach of spheres in California, Bowling Ball Beach

9. The beach of spheres in California, Bowling Ball Beach

Thousands of rocks similar to bowling balls, that is what adorns Bowling Ball Beach, a beach as beautiful as it is curious, since the rock formations offer a view that will blow your imagination. This multitude of circular stones are almost identical in size, with few differences, and as if that were not enough, they seem to be aligned in a certain order, making them a phenomenon of nature that you cannot miss.

Take your camera and take advantage of the moments when the tide goes out, since when the sun’s rays touch the wet surface of the rocks, it has a spectacular effect.

10. Beach of the Cathedrals in Spain

10. Beach of the cathedrals

Located on the coast of the province of Lugo (Galicia), Spain, Playa de las Catedrales or Playa de Aguas Santas, takes its first name due to the similar appearance that the rock formations have with the flying buttresses of the Gothic cathedrals.

The natural wealth of the place, both animal and plant, give this place a memorable memory for visitors. The set of rock arches will make you feel like a child going through a very large door, being, in some cases, open spaces up to 30 meters high, and you can see them taking a walk along the beach at low tide.

11. The “darkest” beach in the world, on the island of Maui (Hawaii)

11. The darkest beach in the world, Hawaii

Located at the entrance of the Pololu Valley, this beach has acquired a dark color over the years due to the lava that has fused with the sand. To fully enjoy the beauty of the place, we recommend that you take the path to climb the mountain, from whose top you will be able to appreciate a beautiful panorama. However, entering the water on this beach is not something you get used to, since the rocks on the coast are a constant danger and the tide is very aggressive.

12. A red beach between giant arches in Morocco

12. A red beach between giant arches in Morocco

This beautiful beach is recognized worldwide as a natural monument, famous for its large, dark red sandstone rock arches, resembling huge dinosaur legs.

In order to fully appreciate this beach, it is recommended to wait until the tide is at its low points, in order to take a unique and unforgettable walk.

13. A paradise between rock walls in Thailand (Railay)

13. A paradise between rock walls in Thailand (Railay)

Railay is a bay near Ao Nang, to which it is only possible to go by boat, due to the cliffs that surround the place. The beaches of this bay are highly recommended if you are looking for a relaxing holiday with very beautiful views, since the area seems more like a paradise than an ordinary beach.

You can rent kayaks to enjoy the waters of the place or you can choose to climb one of the many cliffs, the latter being a highly appreciated activity on the site.

14. A red beach between the desert and the sea in Peru

14. A red beach between the desert and the sea in Peru

Between the sea and the desert of the Paracas National Reserve, in the Ica region, there is an area known as “red beach”. The amazing appearance of this beach is due to the volcanic activity that affected this area of ​​the Pacific. This gave rise to a reddish clay that was integrated into the sand.

Considered a place for relaxation of the spirit and for meditation, the panorama of immensity and emptiness will undoubtedly clear anyone’s mind.

15. A beach connected by a cave in New Zealand

15. A beach connected by a cave in New Zealand

Cathedral Cove is regarded as one of the most beautiful sites on the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand. Just take a walk from Hahei beach and you will find an entrance to the cave in the shape of an arch, where you can take a unique and unrepeatable photograph. The passage that this entrance offers, between two large white rocks, gives a beautiful sensation of splendor.

16. A pink sand beach in Greece

16. Elafonisi

Elafonisi beach is known as one of the most beautiful in the world because it is a heavenly place with pink sand and crystal clear waters. A highly recommended site for the privacy and relaxation it offers. This national park has a large number of dunes and the pink color of the sand is the product of the decomposition of corals. In addition, it is an ecosystem inhabited by beautiful starfish and Caretta Caretta turtles.

17. A beach between giant cliffs in Spain

17. A beach between giant cliffs in Spain

The sea, the cliffs and the forest of the place offer a fusion of natural elements that make this site something impressive to look at. The cove of Sa Calobra will give you a memorable experience and with its waters the color of the sky you will believe you are in it. You can choose to arrive by boat or by car, and around the beach there are restaurants and souvenir shops.

The most unique thing about this site is the 300-meter-long pedestrian walkway that has to be walked between two cliffs, giving a special touch to your visit.

18. A multicolored beach in Australia (east coast)

18. Rainbow Beach

A place that today is visited by thousands of tourists, Rainbow Beach owes its name to the coloration, similar to a rainbow, that the sand on the beach presents. In some places the beach takes on a curious aspect, like the lunar surface, with strange formations. In other places, the color of the sand takes on a very striking orange hue. It is recommended to rent a motor boat and explore the coasts of the area, as they offer a beautiful spectacle.

19. A bioluminescent beach in the Manialtepec lagoon, Oaxaca

19. A bioluminescent beach

If luck is on your side, you may sometime witness a fascinating natural phenomenon; it is a sparkling beach or a “sea of ​​stars” as it is usually called. It is based on the ability of certain living organisms to produce light, which is most appreciated at night. If you ever come across this wonderful spectacle, don’t forget to photograph or video it, as it is something few have ever seen.

20. A green sand beach in Hawaii

Steve Dunleavy |  Community contributor Papakolea (Green Sand) Beach is seen March 1.

Papakolea Beach is located near South Point, on the largest island of Hawaii. It has greenish colored sand due to the presence of tiny olivine stones, a semi-precious mineral of volcanic origin. It can be said that when walking on this beach, one is literally “walking on jewels”.

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