Are you yearning for that time
of year when you can put on your swimsuit and pack your flippers and goggles in
your suitcase? Summer is not coming soon, sure — but this will definitely help
you pass the time before your beach holiday comes around again.
Whitehaven
Beach, Australia

Whitehaven Beach is a
beautiful seven-kilometre-long coastline that runs along Whitsunday Island.
It’s famous for its incredibly white sand, 98% of which is made up of pure
silica.
Pink
Sands, Bahamas

Harbour Island is one of the
most amazing places in the Bahamas. Little particles of the foraminifera shells
make the sand pink. These shells are unicellular organisms that live on the
bottom of the reef, under rocks, and in the caves of the coastal ocean floor.
Playa
del Amor (Lover’s Beach), Marietas Islands, Mexico

People would have never
discovered this beach if not for the sound of waves. Playa del Amor is just a
few meters away from the uninhabited Marietas Islands. Only a few tourists are
able to reach this place, which makes it wonderful for those seeking privacy.
Navagio
Beach, Greece

Zakynthos Island in Greece is
one of the most wonderful places on Earth. Once a ship full of contraband was
wrecked close by. The ship has remained on the white sandy dunes.
Ipanema,
Brazil

Rio de Janeiro has 23 beaches
that total up to 72 km in length. Ipanema is considered to be the most famous
and exquisite. Attached to a fancy neighbourhood, this beach is loved by the
elegant and ever-fashionable locals. People play beach volleyball and jog along
the beach all day long. In other words, come to Ipanema to see and be seen by
others.
Maho
Beach, Saint Martin

Welcome to Maho! This is
definitely one of the most unusual beaches in the world. It is located in the
Caribbean, 300km from Puerto Rico. Although the beach is beautiful and the
ocean water is bright blue, people come here for something else. Large planes
land regularly right above the beach, flying just 10-20 meters overhead. This
spectacle is super exciting, although extremely dangerous.
Glass
Beach, California, USA

A wonderful beach ’decorated’
with millions of multi-coloured pieces of glass is located right by Fort Bragg,
CA. It used to be the location for a huge municipal garbage heap at the
beginning of 20th century, but it was shut down by the government in 1967. For
many years, the territory had been perfectly clean. There is no trash now, but
the beach is covered with small glass pebbles that are constantly polished by
the waves.
Bottom
Bay, Barbados

Bottom Bay is the best beach
on Barbados. In fact, it’s beautiful landscape is one of the symbols of the
country.
Hyams
Beach, Australia

Hyams Beach is only 300km from
Sydney. It’s famous for having the whitest sand in the world. From a distance,
the white sand looks a lot like whipped cream.
Vaadhoo
Island, Maldives

This beach is especially
beautiful at night. Plankton paints the beach in wonderful colours due to
bioluminescence (the production and emission of light by a living organism).
The blue glow is like a reflection of stars in the beautiful Maldives’ sky.
Grace
Bay, Turks and Caicos Islands

This is a genuine paradise on
Earth. It’s pristine white and finely grained sand attracts many tourists.
Grace Bay has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best beaches in the
world.
Seagaia
Ocean Dome, Japan

If you are tired of
traditional beaches and looking for something new, Ocean Dome should be your
first choice. White sand beaches, an ocean with fake waves for surfing, water
cascades, slides and rides, swimming pools with a hydro massage and spa,
tropical plants, bright exotic shows — all of this has been created for the
ultimate period of relaxation.
SOURCE:
BRIGHTSIDE
Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.