Traveling has many holistic benefits and beaches are a favorite among travelers. While regular travelers usually seek pristine beaches with the bluest waters and the whitest sands, the more adventurous among them look for something unique and maybe a little bizarre.

If you are the adventurous traveler or you are simply looking for an otherworldly beach experience, look no further. Enlighten has compiled a list of 15 unique beaches that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

Glow-In-The-Dark Beach, Vaadhoo, Maldives

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This beach surely looks otherworldly. The star-lit sky-like appearance of the shores of this Maldives beach is caused by a bioluminescent phytoplankton. Individually, these creatures are too small to see, but gathered together they create a magnificent light show.

Glass Beach, California, USA

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As stunning as the glass beach in California might look today, its origin lies hidden in a darker past. Many years ago local residents dumped their trash in these waters. The glass that we now see all over the shore is from trash materials that were washed back onto the shore and have continuously been pounded over by the water.

Green Sand, Kourou, French Guiana

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This beach in Kourou, French Guiana is not your typical beach with yellow or white sand. What makes this beach stunning is the green sand on its shore.

Hidden Beach, Marieta, Mexico

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Situated on the Islas Marietas is one of Mexico’s most remarkable wonders. Playa del Amor which translates to Beach of Love, more commonly known as the Hidden Beach, is hidden inside of a cave with a large open roof that lets the sunlight in.

Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas

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It’s not surprising that honeymooners flock to these pink beaches in the Bahamas. After all, what can be more romantic than an island paradise made of stretches and stretches of pale pink sand beaches.

Giants Causeway Beach, Ireland

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These interesting columns formed over 50 million years ago when basalt lava that rose to the surface began cracking during the cooling and solidifying process.

Shell Beach, Shark Bay, Australia