14 unusual beaches around the world

WION Edge: If you thought that beaches come with just yellow or white sand, rolling waves, bright sunlight and a beer or fruity cocktail, then you'll be taken by surprise as you scroll down

Maho Beach, St Maarten

Maho Beach, St Maarten

One can literally jump up and touch a plane before it lands meters away at the Princess Juliana International Airport on the island country in the Caribbean.
(Aurimas Flickr)

Pig Beach, Big Major Cay, Bahamas

Pig Beach, Big Major Cay, Bahamas

Big Major Cay is populated by feral pigs who seem to enjoy lounging around and swimming in the clear waters of the Bahamas.
(Christopher Dorobek Pig Beach)

Hidden Beach, Mexico

Hidden Beach, Mexico

This mysterious heaven was made by a controlled explosion by the Mexican government in the mid-1900's. The blast created a colossal opening on the covering of the cavern which is now this unspoiled concealed diamond.
(Christian Frausto Bernal)

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California

This shoreline is canvassed in ocean glass particles, originating from years of disposed of glass which appeared on the beach. Comparative shorelines can be found in Hawaii.
(afirstclasswedding.com)

Hot Water Beach Waikato New Zealand

Hot Water Beach Waikato New Zealand

Ensure you head down with a scoop as you can burrow your own one of a kind DIY spa at this shoreline. It is geothermal, getting as hot as 64 Celsius! So descend and unwind in your own special common spa.
(World Upon My Shoulders)

Bioluminescent Beach, The Maldives

Bioluminescent Beach, The Maldives

You thought the Maldives couldn't get any prettier! Bioluminescent phytoplanktons are found all through the Maldives, which shine when unsettled, giving the sea its own array of stars.

Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas

Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas

The pink color comes from microscopic shelled animals known as Foraminifera.
(Rudiger Stehn Flickr)

Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii Island

Punaluu Black Sand Beach, Hawaii Island

Have you ever observed a shoreline with black sand? As a result of the consistent volcanic movement, you'll discover white sands, green sands and dark sands on Hawaii Island. Situated on the southeastern Kau drift, Punaluu Black Sand Beach is a standout amongst the most well-known dark sand shorelines in Hawaii.
(Diego Delso Wikimedia Commons)

Whitehaven Beach, Australia (IG InK Flickr)

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Not only a photographers dream but also awarded the most eco-friendly beach in the world!
Contains large amounts of silica, which doesn?t retain heat, allowing visitors to walk around barefoot even on the sunniest of days.
(IG InK Flickr)

Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast

Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast

Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic Coast near Lulworth in Dorset, England.
(Saffron Blaze, via http://www.mackenzie.co)

Vik Beach, Iceland

Vik Beach, Iceland

Vik is the southernmost and biggest village with about 300 inhabitants along the south coast of Iceland.
(Moyan Brenn Flickr)

The Beach of the Cathedrals, Ribadeo, Spain

The Beach of the Cathedrals, Ribadeo, Spain

The Beach of the Cathedrals is a magnificent example of nature's raw power in action. The Atlantic ocean tides perform, again and again, a living spectacle engulfing and exposing this amazing coast sprinkled with arches and caves.
(Avaldia Wikimedia Commons)

Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California

Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California

Pfeiffer Beach, with its occasional purple sand, is among a number of places on the Big Sur coast bearing the name of one of the area's pioneering families.
(SusieCStone Pixabay)

Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal

Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal

The amazing caves are only accessible by boat, kayak or if you?re a good swimmer. On the off chance that you decide to swim, ensure the sea is exceptionally quiet.
(Bruno Carlos Wikimedia Commons)