20 beaches that are hard to believe exist (II)

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

It’s called Punaluu, and it’s a beach on the island of Hawaii near Na’alehu.

They correct us in comment (Thanks Judith). This beach is in the Wai’anapanapa State Park, on the island of Maui. It is extremely dark sand due to volcanic lava eroded by the sea.

Tony Faiola


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Courtney Nash

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12. A red beach between giant arches in Morocco

The Legzira beach It is located between Mirleft and Sidi Ifni, in the south-west of Morocco, and has imposing reddish rock arches, with impressive heights that make you feel insignificant when walking under them. They are majestic formations, and fortunately, part of a landscape that is not overcrowded with tourists (yet).

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Dale Harvey


Dale Harvey

Dale Harvey

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

For many, Krabi It is the most beautiful province of Thailand. The combination of its karst mountains (calcareous) eroded for thousands of years by a turquoise sea and dream beaches are difficult to beat. Especially in the area of ​​the railay beach, a small peninsula accessible only by boat due to high limestone cliffs. Isolated and quiet, it is a paradise for climbers and backpackers:

Mark Lehmkuhler

Mark Lehmkuhler

Mark Lehmkuhler

Mark Lehmkuhler

Mark Lehmkuhler

Mark Lehmkuhler

Mark Huber

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

In a corner of the Paracas National Reserve in Peru, there is a red sand beach in the middle of an orange desert. The color is the result of volcanic activity after ancient eruptions that hit the Pacific, producing a type of clay with that color as a component of the sand.

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Iker Ender

veronique debord

Jeff Warren

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15. A beach connected by a cave in New Zealand

The “door to Narnia” in the film is represented in a natural setting in New Zealand called Cathedral Cove, a curious beach connected through caves.

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Christian Michael


Phil Whitehouse


Esther Schultz

16. A pink sand beach in Greece.

On Gramvousa Island off the northeast coast of Crete when reaching the Balos Lagoon (Balos Lagoon) unfolds a quite peculiar natural setting: a rocky islet forms part of a cape that is partially linked to the land by a turquoise pool alternated with portions of pink sand. A punctual, isolated, little-known place…

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Alberto Perdomo

matthew martinello

matthew martinello

Alberto Perdomo

17. A beach between giant cliffs in Spain

the water course Torrent de Pareis It crosses the Sierra de Tramontana on the island of Mallorca through a bed of boulders, until it flows into an intense and transparent blue sea. Between cliffs that reach 200 meters of fall, the narrow passage of the river originates one of the most curious coves in Spain. Is named Sa Calobra cove

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Miika Silfverberg


18. A multicolored beach, in Australia (east coast)

We moved to the east coast of Australia to find one of the most capricious coastal color contrasts:


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19. A bioluminescent beach

Here we are no longer talking about a specific site, but about a natural phenomenon that can occur at any point on the planet where a series of conditions occur. It is not usual, but the phenomenon occurs when millions of microscopic organisms, which are precisely bioluminescent and react when disturbed by the waves. Where to see this natural spectacle? On a summer night when bioluminescent beauty coincides with our luck.



Ricky Qi


Derek Hoffman

20. A green sand beach in Hawaii

It is called Mahana or Papakolea Beach, famous for its green sand on the island of Hawaii. The beach is a cinder cone eroded by the sea, rich in olivine, a mineral that has parts of iron and magnesium to give it its particular color. The beach is only accessible on foot after a path that leads to the steep descent that leads to the beach.

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Steve Dunleavy

Laura Bacon

Eli Duke

Tiffany Mueller

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