When the summer is in full effect, it’s always pleasant to spend time in places untouched by modern civilization. Sometimes, it seems there are no places left on Earth that are immune to the problem of pollution. However, you can still find destinations that amaze you with their natural beauty, pristine water, and fresh air.
We at Bright Side have rounded up some of the most spectacular beaches that remain wild and unspoiled by human activity.
11. Praia do Sancho, Brazil
The beach is in the Fernando de Noronha archipelago which is a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. It’s also home to the world’s largest population of resident dolphins. There’s a limit to the number of tourists allowed to visit in order to protect and preserve the island’s natural environment.
10. Point Reyes, California
Point Reyes is a beautiful coastline in Marin County, California. Since the use of transport is prohibited here, travelers have to walk a few miles to reach the beach. The reward for your efforts will be a full immersion into nature, peace, and tranquility.
9. Sandcut Beach, Canada
A short walk through the cedar forest in Vancouver Island will lead you to Sandcut Beach and a beautiful sandstone waterfall.
8. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
You’ll likely check-out from reality for a while in the fabulous atmosphere of Pink Sands Beach. The waves of the Atlantic Ocean often throw around pieces of coral and foraminifera, a single-celled marine organism that actually has a yellowish-red shell which explains the pink hue of the beach. The beach’s warm, crystal clear water is perfect to swim in.
7. Koh Adang, Thailand
This island is located far away from the popular beach resorts in Thailand. It’s notable for its mountains covered with tropical forests and a variety of sea green turtles.
6. Shell Beach, Australia
Shell Beach, which stretches for over 37 miles (60 km), is situated in the Shark Bay region of Western Australia and is entirely covered with shells. The high salinity allows the cockles to proliferate, the shells of which run up to 10 meters deep. You may think you’ve found the best place to collect tons of souvenirs, but picking up shells is forbidden here since the beach is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
5. Cala Macarelleta, Spain
Cala Macaralleta is the pearl of southern Menorca. It’s a totally different world with beach coves, turquoise waters, pine trees, and mountains. The beach is popular among those searching for serenity.
4. Tulum Beach, Mexico
Tulum is one of the top beach destinations in the world because of its pristine clear water and fine white sand. But the ruins of the Mayan civilization in this area are what really make Tulum so special. It’s the perfect place for beach lovers along with history/culture explorers.
3. White Sands Hyams Beach, Australia
Hyams Beach is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the whitest sand beach in the world. You’d better wear sunglasses here so that the dazzling brightness of the sand doesn’t damage your eyes!
2. Papakolea Beach, Hawaii
Papakolea Beach, a.k.a. Green Sand Beach, gets its distinctive coloring from chrysolite, a mineral of volcanic origin that’s also used in jewelry. A special permit is required to sunbathe on this beach. But don’t think about taking this “precious sand” with you — removing it from the beach is illegal.
1. Wakatobi Beach, Bali
The name of the island is an acronym of the 4 main islands, Wangi Wangi, Kaledupa, Tomia, and Binongko. The diverse and colorful marine life together with the crystal clean water attracts divers and snorkel enthusiasts from all over the world.
Did these pictures inspire you to keep a more clear, disease-free environment?
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