MORE UNUSUAL BEACHES
Added on: 11th Dec 2013
Near Gympie, South-East Queensland
Rainbow Beach, named after the gorgeous multi coloured sand dunes of nearby
Great Sandy National Park, is a coastal town near Gympie in south-eastern Queensland.
According to the legends of the Kabi Aboriginal people, the dunes were coloured
when Yiningie, a spirit represented by a rainbow, plunged into the cliffs after battle
with an evil tribesman. A more scientific explanation is the rich mineral content of the sand,
which includes rutile, ilmenite, zircon, and monazite.
HOT WATER BEACH
Whitianga, New Zealand
Hot Water Beach is an unusual geothermal attraction located south-east of
Whitianga, New Zealand. There are two fissures at the beach, which allow
superheated water from underground reservoirs to bubble up to the surface.
The water can reach 64 degrees Celsius, and escapes at a rate of 15 litres per minute.
Once you've dug your little hole, it will fill up with hot water so you
can enjoy a relaxing bath. Remember to take a shovel.
RED SAND BEACH
Red Sand Beach, located on the spectacular Greek island of Santorini,
is a unique beach with soaring red lava cliffs which drop
right to the black sandy shore. Situated close to the Minoan Bronze Age
excavation of Akrotiri, it's a great spot to stop off for a quick dip.
It's near impossible to take a bad photo of the beach.
PINK SAND BEACH
Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
Horseshoe Bay, located on the island of Bermuda, is a stunning beach
known for its pale pink sands and excellent snorkelling.
Fringed by turquoise waters and lush green dunes, the beach is
hugely popular with tourists and even features regular volleyball
competitions in the summer months.
The area is part of Warwick Camp army base.
THE GOLDEN HORN BEACH IN CROATIA
PORTO KATSIKI BEACH,
LEFKADA ISLAND IN GREECE
BEACH OF ETRETAT, NORMANDY IN FRANCE