18 Beautiful Beaches to Visit This Summer

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Summer is here. Have you made plans for your beach getaways? Are you going to your usual vacation places? If you did, scrap all of your plans because we compiled a list of the best sandy getaways.

The beaches in our list aren’t just your usual summer vacation places. These are unique places. These beautiful beaches offers something unusual for their visitors to experience.

Now, pack your bags and book a plane ticket to soak up the sun at these beautiful sandy getaways.

 

Gulpiyuri Beach, Llanes, Spain

Gulpiyuri Beach, Llanes, Spain

 This small but magical and completely natural beach is entirely inland. It’s far from any other form of body of water. Visitors can enjoy the tranquility and intimate setting of Gulpiyuri Beach.

Papakolea Beach, Hawaii

Papakolea Beach, Hawaii

Wanna try something new? Why not sunbathe on the green sands Papakolea Beach in Hawaii? The sands of this beach got its color from a mineral that was left behind due to volcanic eruption 49,000 years ago.

Big Major Cay, Nassau, Bahamas

Big Major Cay, Nassau, Bahamas

 The Bahamas is famous for its powdery soft white sand and its crystal clear waters. This beach is no different but it does offer visitors a unique experience. This beach features wild pigs that swim and hang out with tourists who visit the island. The pigs made the island their home and they’re quite beach bums too.

Kaihalulu Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Kaihalulu Beach, Maui, Hawaii

If white sand beaches already bore you, here’s another beach that would pique your interest. The beach acquired the strange color of its sand due to a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago.

Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia

Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney, Australia

 What makes this beach in Sydney is that beautiful and strange sculptures adorn it. This beach is the host of a long-running sculpture competition that artists from all over the world display and build their artworks here. So, while enjoying the cool blue waters of the beach, visitors can also enjoy the sight of world class sculptures being displayed.

Barra Airport, Traigh Mhor, Scotland

Barra Airport, Traigh Mhor, Scotland

 With a long white sandy shore, this beach also doubles as a runway for airplanes. It is the only beach in the world where planes take off and land in.

Chandipur Beach, Bay of Bengal, India

Chandipur Beach, Bay of Bengal, India

 What makes this beach in India unique is that when it is low tide, the water clear out for three miles. Visitors can have the longest shore at their disposal during these times.

The Baths, British Virgin Islands

The Baths, British Virgin Islands

The hidden streams that are surrounded by giant boulders in this beach offer tourists a more intimate beach experience.

Schooner Gulch, Mendocino, California

Schooner Gulch, Mendocino, California

This majestic beach boast of its unique attraction, the spherical and smooth rocks that adorn its shore. These giant pebbles are said to be formed through “concretion.

 Baia do Sancho, Pernambuco, Brazil

Baia do Sancho, Pernambuco, Brazil

 With a long shoreline, sparkling blue water and surrounded by picturesque cliffs, this Brazilian beach is simply tantalizing. No wonder why this beach is considered to be the most beautiful beach in the world by travel magazines.

 

Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica

Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica

 The beach is only six miles long despite what its name say. It is lined with palm trees and the soft white sands of the beach will tempt visitors for a beach stroll. Aside from that, the crystal blue water would want you to never leave the place.

Punalu’u Beach, Hawaii

Punalu

 Another beach with a unique colored sand. The onyx sands of this beach is also created by volcanic activity. The beach is also the home to rare species of birds and turtles.

Paradise Beach, Kos, Greece

Paradise Beach, Kos, Greece

 Living up to its name, this beach is truly a paradise. With palm trees lining up on the shores, white sands and its crystalline waters what more can a tourist ask for.

Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Jokulsarlon, Iceland

You may not swim in this beach because it will be freezing there but the beach offers a very unique and amazing view. The beach is a beautiful place to witness the magnificence of the Northern Lights. Remnants of glaciers also adorn the water and shore of the beach for added visual effect.

Maho Beach, St. Martin

Maho Beach, St. Martin

Maho Beach is a beautiful beach in St. Martin but what makes this beach unique is that planes fly directly overhead. An airport is located nearby so planes frequently fly by over beach goers’  head.

Vik Beach, Iceland

Vik Beach, Iceland

 This Icelandic beach offers a beautiful long shoreline. What makes this beach unique aside from its misty atmosphere is its black sands.

 Algarve Caves, Portugal

Algarve Caves, Portugal

 This beach features picturesque  above-ground caves that let the waters pass through.

Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach, Cape Town, South Africa

What makes this beach unique? How about its waters and the beautiful large boulders that adorn its shore? If that’s not enough, visitors can also soak up the sun in the beach with penguins. Yes, penguins! A penguin colony calls this beach home and the penguins are quite used and friendly to humans too.

 

 

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