Top 5 unique beach destinationsFriday 14 October 2016
From magical color combinations in Australia and black sand in Hawaii to bioluminescent waves in San Diego, these beaches will make you dream with their shapes and shades.
Paradise on Earth, the Whitehaven beach on the Whitsunday Islands in Australia
Located on the tropical coast of Queensland, the curving stretch of sand at Whitehaven suits its name well, with immaculately smooth sand made from 98% silica.
The pink sand Elafonissi beach in Crete
On the Cretan isle, the coral glitters under the ripples of the Mediterranean sea and is tinted by the pink sand as it laps onto the coastline.
The rust-colored rocks of the Magdalen Islands in Canada
Located at the heart of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in the province of Quebec, the archipelago is composed of red sandstone cliffs, particularly prone to erosion.
A bioluminescent phenomenon on the beaches of San Diego
Why do certain beaches in the San Diego bay glow at night? It's because they're covered with bioluminescent plankton which gives off a bluish light.
The black sand of Punalu'u in Hawaii
On the island's east coast, volcanic activity and the lava flow into the ocean give the sand this black color.