These seaside destinations can make for some picture-perfect moments

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 6:30am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

Waves lapping against the shore, the quiet and serene atmnosphere and the beauty of the locale, most people crave to spend their holidays just lazing by a beach. Howver, there are some sea fronts that are hatke from the others. Here are the ones that impressed us the most.

Glass Beach
Kauai, Hawaii

Beach goesrs are used to the sight of sea glass on the beach. But the sheer ampunt of glass on this beautiful beac is astounding. The smoothed out piece are from broken bottles and auto glass. This is one place that can amaze you with the white, brown, green, amber, blue and aqua coloured shards.

Barking Sands Beach
Kaua'i, Hawaii

While most of us visit beach sides to soak in the calm and quiet enviornment, this beach can be a slightly spooky experience. Apaprt from the sound of the waves, you can also hear some barking here. Due to a particular type of quartz, the sand granules on this unique beach actually make a barking noise when rubbed.

Kaihalulu Beach
Maui, Hawaii

The beach is popularly known as the 'Red Sand Beach' because of the sand that it's waves wash against. The sand granules get their uniwue colour from the surrounding hill.

Papakolea Beach
Kau, Hawai

The olivine crystals in a nearby cinder cones give the sand granules their green colour. Apart from this, Guam Beach also boasts of green sand. Papakolea is located at South Point in Kau Distict and is very popular with tourists.

Pink Sands Beach
Harbour Island, Bahamas

For those who love to add a dash of pink to everything, this is the perfect beach, The beach at Harbour Island gets its colour from corals mixing with sand. The place makes for a great spot to picnic as well as to take some memorable pictures.

Gulpiyuri Beach
Naves, Llanes, Spain

This beach is absolutely unqique because it's very secluded and out of the view of the ocea. How does the water ger here? through underground caves!

Hot Water Beach
Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

This beach is spa therapy at it's best. People flock to this destination because of the hot springs that rise up from the sand. Now if this isn't a relaxing experience, what is?

Sea of stars
Vaadhoo Island, Maldives

At a glance, it seems like you are seeing the reflection of the starry sky in the water at this beach front. But this mirror effect is actually due to a plankton. The beach seems to be shimmering because of phytoplankton – the marine microbes – that are bioluminescent and emanate the blue glow. The species help to create the most romantic natural lighting.

Hyams Beach
Jervis Bay, Australia

Hyams Beach makes for a great holdiday destination. This usique beach holds the Guinness World Record of having the world's whitest sand.

Seagaia Ocean Dome
Miyazaki, Japan

The Seagaia Ocean Dome has blue skies, soft sand, perfect waves, a balmy climate and the world's largest retractable roof. The beach also found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. It holds the record for being the world's largest indoor water park.

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