Miles of white dream beaches, small cozy bays, pebble beaches, and stone beaches: every beach is individual, but many are similar. However, some beaches have something very special and unique about them. That certain something. We would like to present a few of these magnificent specimens to you here. We have selected 5 of the world’s most spectacular beaches for you, some of which are unique in terms of their landscape and some because of their animal inhabitants.
- 1 # 1 Pink Sand Beach – the pink family beach in the Bahamas
- 2 # 2 Pig Beach (Bahamas) – Swimming pigs beach photoshoot
- 3 # 3 Papakolea Beach – The green beach on the Big Island of Hawaii
- 4 # 4 Anse Source d’Argent – Fantastic film set and family beach in the Seychelles
- 5 # 5 Koekohe Beach – New Zealand’s spectacular Stone Turtle Beach
# 1 Pink Sand Beach – the pink family beach in the Bahamas
A sandy beach that is pink due to microorganisms and the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean are the ingredients for the unique backdrop of Pink Beach Beach on Harbor Island. You can take wonderful walks away from mass tourism on the fabulous dream beach of the approximately five kilometers long and only 600 meters wide island. Children can let off steam here to their heart’s content, and water sports enthusiasts will find all conceivable offers from kayaking to surfing and sailing to snorkeling and wreck diving.
The city of Dunmore Town is also colorful with its colorfully whitewashed houses in colonial style. The flower-filled streets are lined with pretty shops and boutiques, and in the evening, you can enjoy the pure holiday feeling in cozy bars and restaurants or in trendy clubs. You can reach Harbor Island from Nassau airport by fast ferry in three hours. Water taxis commute between the island of Eleuthera in the west and Dunmore Town, and they only need a few minutes to cover the three-kilometer distance.
# 2 Pig Beach (Bahamas) – Swimming pigs beach photoshoot
At Pig Beach on the Bahamas island of Big Major Cay, the name says it all. Big Major Cay is an uninhabited island, but it is a paradise for a herd of around 20 wild domestic pigs. They are one of the Bahamas’ spectacular attractions, as they swim towards the tourist boats begging for food. With a slice of toast in hand, the pigs can be won over as actors in beautiful, unique photoshoots in the crystal clear water.
Big Major Cay is part of the 360-island district of Exuma. George Town, the capital of 1,400 on the island of Great Exuma, is the starting point for boat trips to see the swimming pigs. George Town Airport is served by Nassau and Miami. A more time-consuming alternative to visiting Pig Beach is a full-day speedboat excursion from Nassau.
# 3 Papakolea Beach – The green beach on the Big Island of Hawaii
The green and sandy Papakolea Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii has a mystical appearance so that magical powers have always been attributed to it. For locals, the spectacular beach is a place to find new strength, new courage, and a new zest for life. In fact, the green color is caused by the volcanic mineral olivine and, therefore, without any magic. Visiting the beach requires about a two-hour walk, which makes it a popular destination for hikers. An alternative is to use a jeep shuttle offered by the local Hawaiians.
In order to find the way to the beach, you should ideally entrust yourself to a local guide who will lead you to the beach via the beaten track. But even without a guide, the path is easy to find for experienced hikers. It leads you through a savannah-like barren grass landscape to wonderful viewpoints over the Pacific and finally into the small bay. The starting point is a parking lot near the Southpoint, to which the South Point Road leads you towards the southernmost point of the Big Island.
# 4 Anse Source d’Argent – Fantastic film set and family beach in the Seychelles
With its breathtaking postcard backdrop, Anse Source d’Argent is one of the world’s most spectacular beaches and makes the Seychelles island of La Digue an absolute tourist magnet. The ingredients of the set used for films like “Crusoe” are the interplay of huge granite blocks and gleaming white sand, on which the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean washes. Due to the gently sloping beach and an offshore reef, the approximately 1,100-meter long beach is a paradise for swimmers as well as for snorkelers and divers.
In addition to the Anse Source d’Argent in the Park L’Union Estate, La Digue is the fourth largest island in Seychelles and has a picturesque harbor. It is a hotspot for boat expeditions to the diving grounds of the offshore reefs and at the same time, the main gateway for guests of La Digue. The catamarans from Mahe dock here after about an hour’s drive. From Praslin to the west, you can reach La Digue after a 20-minute boat ride.
# 5 Koekohe Beach – New Zealand’s spectacular Stone Turtle Beach
Spherical rocks resembling turtle shells give Koekohe Beach in New Zealand its unique appearance. The legendary Moeraki Boulders are one of the tourist highlights on the Otago Coast on New Zealand’s South Island. The fine sandy beach is a paradise for nature lovers. In the immediate vicinity, a protected area offers yellow-eyed penguins and seals an enchanting home.
Koekohe Beach is located on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand near the resort of Moeraki. During a round trip through New Zealand, you can easily reach the dream beach via New Zealand State Highway 1. Dunedin, located to the south, is about 80 km away from the beach’s spacious parking lot. It’s about 40 km from Oamaru to the north.