Normally there is an expectation of calmness from beaches, but tourists rush to the Maho Beach on the Saint Martin Island to get just the reverse. This beach is well-known to get a close look of aircrafts flying just above the beach which blow down the people over there into the water because of the jet blast. Moreover, the government signs warn you about the same at the time you enter the place. Locals have developed various infrastructures near beach as in recent years it has been developed as a unique tourist spot. Restaurant owners, in fact, put time table of flights on board for easiness their customers.
Glass Beach is an exceptional beach, not because naturally it is so, but because time and rectified one of the human’s mistakes. Earlier in 20th century, residents threw the garbage over the cliffs above what is now is Glass Beach. What happened over years is hard to imagine today, but before, people discarded all kinds of trash straight into the ocean, which includes old cars and household waste, which of course included lots of glass. Beginning in 1949, the area around Glass Beach was a famous dumping area and was known as “The Dumps.” Over the next few decades, the pounding waves automatically rinsed the beach, substituting the discarded glass into the smooth, small, multi-colored gem like stones that covers the beach today.
Vaadhoo Islands, Maldives
This shimmering seashore is not a part of a magical Disney sequence; it’s actually a picturesque natural occurrence. The blue glistening dots of light that can easily be captured on the beach in the Maldives are caused by microscopic organisms called bioluminescent phytoplankton. These organisms react to stress caused due to surfing, lapping of waves etc. by giving off light, thus, every wave force them to give light. Foot steps taken in sand leave shimmering imprints. Boats travelling from here also leave shiny waves behind. Beauty of Vaadhoo islands can be seen in the movie Life of Pie.
Red sea beach, China
Sand is most likely to be the first thing that comes to mind when we think about beach. Though, the Panjin Red Beach in China does not fit in such criteria, which is, in reality, is red and not covered with sand at all. This phenomenon is caused due to a type of sea weed called Sueda. It starts growing between April to May. It lasts green throughout summer, but starts turning vibrantly red in autumn. This red Beach hosts the wealthiest ecosystem that can be found: it has become shelter to more than 260 species of birds and 399 types of wild animals. One can discover the rare Crown Cranes and Black Beaked Gulls there. Therefore, the area is even called “home of the cranes”. It is a haunt for photography lovers and the color it reflects do not even need editing.
The beach of Cathedrals, Spain
The Beach of the Cathedrals is a perfect illustration of nature’s power of raw construction. The Atlantic Ocean tides throw itself to this amazing coast which is articulated with stones and caves. These cathedrals came to shape when the Cantabrian sea waves carved and carried away the softer parts of the rock along with it and this process is still in continuity. We are the lucky ones who are living in the era of this ongoing geological process as after decades, this structure may collapse.