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Weirdest Beaches in 80 days Around the World

Strangest Beaches in 80 days Around the WorldMackenzie DeMuth

Playa del AmorMarietas Islands, Mexico

Hidden Beach on the Marietas Islands off the coast of MexicoBecause the beach is located in a huge hole, the only access to it is by helicopter or a small opening on the tidal side of one wall.Can only swim or scuba dive through the short tunnel.

Expense5 nights at the Hotel Cinco in Punta de Mita, 5.8 miles from Marietas Islands = $2,500Car rental for 6 days = $332Food and Beverages: free continental breakfast at the hotel, $70 for lunch and dinner including drinks = $420

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: $85 to Cavern Swim and Snorkel Cruise from Puerto VallartaDay 3: $130 for the Scuba Dive TourDay 4: Relax on the beach in Puerto VallartaDay 5: $100 to kayak around the Marietas IslandsDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COST: $3,567

Pink Sands BeachHarbour Island, Bahamas

The pink color comes from tiny microscopic shelled animals known as Foraminifera. The beach spreads 3 miles plus long and 50 t0 100 feet wide.

Expense5 nights at the Pink Sands Resort = $3,530Car rental for 6 days = $400Food and beverages including free continental breakfast, $80 for lunch and dinner = $480

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: $135 for the San Salvador Island Jet Ski ExcursionDay 3: Relax on the Pink BeachDay 4: $50 to relax at the Dunmore SpaDay 5: $145 to dive down into the Brilands Blue HoleDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $4,740

Maho BeachSt. Maarten, St. Martin

Airplanes fly directly over the Maho Beach and land on the unusually close runway. One of the few places you can be directly under the flight path of an airplane before it lands. Comes within 100 feet of the beachYou can feel the jet blast

Expense5 nights at the Sonesta Maho Beach All Inclusive Resort and Casino = $1,530Car rental for 6 days = $350Food and Beverages: are all included in the Resort and Casino

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: Go to the beach and watch the planes fly in.Day 3: $75 to go on the St. Maarten Sightseeing Cruise with SnorkelingDay 4: $37 to go on the St. Maarten Half-Day Trip to Orient and Maho BeachDay 5: $200 to go shopping at all the shops along the Maho BeachDay6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $2,192

Playa de GulpiyuriLlanes, Spain

Its a flooded sinkhole in the middle of a meadow100 m from the Cantabrian SeaUnderground tunnels from the sea create small waves on the beach

Expense5 nights at the Hotel La Palma de Llanes = $240Rental car for 6 days = $300Food and Beverages: free continental breakfast, $50 for lunch and dinner = $300

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: Check out the Playa de Gulpiyuri beachDay 3: Go to Playa de Torimbia beachDay 4: Cliff dive at Bufones de PriaDay 5: $30 to stand up paddle board at Escuela Asturiana de SurfDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $870

Scala dei TurchiRealmonte, Italy

Its called Stair of the Turks Its a rocky cliff on the coast of Realmonte that looks like stairsReally white color

Expense5 nights at the Scala dei Turchi Resort = $695Rental car for 6 days = $400Food and Beverages: for six days including drinks, excluding breakfast, $70 for lunch and dinner = $420

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: Go see the Scala dei Turchi beachDay 3: For $54 visit the Temple of Concord 6.6 miles from Scala dei TurchiDay 4: For $54 visit The Valley of the TemplesDay 5: Visit the Temple of HerculesDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $1,623

Zlatni Rat BeachBrac, Croatia

The beach changes form depends on tide, current, and wind. Often referred to as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn.

Expense5 nights at the Zlatni Rat Beach Hotel = $650Rental Car for 6 days = $350Food and Beverages: free continental breakfast, lunch is included on the trips days 2-4Lunch and Dinner for the other days = $240

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: $68 to do the Full-Day Mega Catamaran Excursion Day 3: $86 to do the Bol and Brac Party Catamaran with free food and drinksDay 4: $65 to do the Bol and Golden Horn Sailing tourDay 5: Relax on the beachDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $1,459

Perran Sands, Cornwall, England

A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. Instead of sitting at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on the Perran Sands beach in Cornwall

Expense5 nights at the Cellar Cove Bed and Breakfast = $650Car rental for 6 days = $320Food and Beverages: breakfast included at hotel, $50 for lunch and dinner = $300

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: Go to Perrans Sands BeachDay 3: $65 take surfing lessonsDay 4: Do the Perranporth to St Agnes Cliff top WalkDay 5: $75 ride horses down the beachDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $1,410

Boulders BeachSimonstown, South Africa

Large 540 million year old granite boulders fill the beach.Home to over 2,ooo endangered African Penguins.

Expense5 nights at Boulders Beach hotel in Cape Town = $365Rental Car for 6 days = $250Food and Beverages: free continental breakfast, $60 for lunch and dinner = $300

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: Take pictures of the penguins at Boulders BeachDay 3: $55 to take a private tour of the Cape Point and Constantia Valley Wine Region Day 4: $280 for a Cape Town Helicopter TourDay 5: $207 to Sea Kayak around Cape TownDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $1,457

Cow BeachGoa, India

Cows just hang out with you on the beachThey are holy animals in India so the people wont bother them, and the cows wont bother the people

Expense5 nights at the Village Villa Sunny Cow = $600Rental car for 6 days = $270Food and Beverages: free continental breakfast, $50 for lunch and dinner = $300

ItineraryDay 1: Settle in Day 2: Go to Cow BeachDay 3: For $57 visit the Basilica of Bom JesusDay 4: For $246 take the 2-day private tour: Jungle Adventure in Dudhsager FallsDay 5: Still on the tourDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $1,473

Hyams BeachJervis Bay, Australia

Won the Guinness World Record in 2006 for having the whitest sand in the world

Expense5 nights at Dolphin Shores Hotel, 2.6 miles from Hyams Beach = $500Car rental for 6 days = $300Food and Beverages: Free continental breakfast, $60 for lunch and dinner = $360

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: Relax on the beach and pay $35 to rent a paddle board Day 3: $48 to go on the Jervis Bay Wildlife CruiseDay 4: Participate in the Wild Sands WalkDay 5: $40 to Snorkel and Dive Jervis BayDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $1,283

Hot Water BeachCoromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

Tourists dig up holes on the beach to sit in because the water is so warm making themselves their own personal hot spring. Temperature can get to 147 degrees Fahrenheit

Expense5 nights at the Hot Water Beach Bed and Breakfast =$400Car rental for 6 days = $400Food and Beverages: free breakfast, $50 per day for food and beverages = $250

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: Go dig own hole at the Hot Water BeachDay 3: $246 to do the Small-Group Coromandel Peninsula Day Trip from AucklandDay 4: $25 to attend the Moko Artspace-Art museamDay 5: G0 back to Hot Water BeachDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $1,321

Punaluu BeachHawaii

Known for its black sandThe black sand is made of basalt and created by lava flowing into the ocean which then explodes and cools. Endangered species like hawksbill and green turtles like to bask on the black sand.

Expense5 nights at the Lava Lodge in Volcano Village, 27 miles from Black Sand Beach = $1,974Rental Car for 6 days = $280Food and Beverage: free continental breakfast, $80 for lunch and dinner = $480

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: Take pictures of the black sand beachDay 3: $145 to Discover Volcano CountryDay 4: $218 to do the Evening Volcano Explorer From Kona tour Day5: $186 to take a tour of the islandDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $3,283

Glass BeachFort Bragg, CaliforniaGlass Beach is just want it sounds likea beach filled with small pieces of colored glass.Got there from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of townThe waves broke down the glass making them small, smooth, pretty pieces.

Expense5 nights in Glass Beach Inn = $750Rental Car for 6 days = $400Food and Beverages: Free continental breakfast, $50 for lunch and dinner 6 days = $300

ItineraryDay 1: Settle inDay 2: Take pictures at the glass beachDay 3: $15 to go visit the sea glass museumDay 4: Walk down the Fort Bragg Coastal TrailDay 5: $35 to Kayak around Glass BeachDay 6: Pack up

TOTAL COSTS: $1,500

American AirlinesCedar Rapids, Iowa to Marietas Islands, Mexico $295Marietas Islands, Mexico to Harbour Island, Bahamas $499Bahamas to St. Martin $354St. Martin to Llanes, Spain $434Spain to Realmonte, Italy $92Italy to Brac, Croatia $351Croatia to Cornwall, England $119England to Simonstown, South Africa $617South Africa to Goa, India $299India to Jervis Bay, Australia $911Australia to Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand $162New Zealand to Hawaii $834Hawaii to Fort Bragg, California $288California to Cedar Rapids, Iowa $259

Flights

$31,692TOTAL COST

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