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The most unusual beaches on the globe (part 3)

The most unusual beaches on the globe (part 3)

Today we’re going to conclude our look at the most unusual beaches on the globe and we’ll start with a trip to Greece.

Perissa – Santorini, Greece

As opposed to most other beaches that we’ve mentioned in this series of articles, don’t expect to find this beach deserted.

Perissa is one of the most beautiful of Santorini’s black-sand beaches, being overlooked by the huge rock Mesa Vouno, which by the way it is lit up at night. Even though the beach is quite populated, it is long enough so that you won’t be really lacking in space. Those of you who do want to take a break from the beach can visit the ruins of Thira – an ancient city – which are located a short hike away. Keep in mind that black sand absorbs and maintains the heat much more-so than its golden cousin, so don’t forget your footwear.

Giant’s Causeway – Northern Ireland

This is a place that birthed many legends and once you get there it’s very easy to see why. Thousands of basalt columns were shaped by volcanic activity into hexagonal shapes, which are grouped together to look like organ pipes.

It’s quite hard to fathom that these columns were not erected by human hands, and myth has it that famed warrior Finn McCool was swapping shouted threats with a Scottish giant over the sea, so they started making the causeway in order to fight. The very interesting thing about the myth is that geology supports it with similar structures existing on the Scottish side of the sea as well.

Rainbow Beach – Australia

Rainbow Beach is not satisfied with taking on some unusual sand color like red or green, instead it takes on a bunch of colors. Fraser Island is located off Australia’s east coast and is the world’s largest sand island and is home to a beach colored in a myriad of shades, which are best seen from the exquisite cliffs which overlook the beach. At first sight the sand will look golden but scoop up a handful and you’ll get to enjoy the rainbow.

Vik Beach – Iceland

We’re finishing our look at the most unusual beaches on the globe by going to somewhere not very well-known for its beaches: Iceland.

The little town of Vik is located on Iceland’s southernmost point – which would make it arguably the warmest part of an icy-cold island – the rainiest place on the island where one of the most beautiful beaches on the globe can be found.

This beach is meant to be admired rather than for sunbathing or swimming, the sand is jet-black with white waves washing up on it. It looks like a negative photograph of a classic beach. The beach is overlooked by cliffs that are extremely green thanks to the massive amounts of rain and strange basalt figures stand here and there like nature-worn sculptures – tradition has it that these were trolls caught in the sun light.

Whenever visiting any of these places, keep some car rental services in mind, they’ll surely help.

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