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9 Unusual Beaches in India

By Akshatha Vinayak

It is always interesting to explore or visit unique destinations. There is some mysterious thing which attracts us to such places. Such is the queer attraction to these unusual beaches in India.

We often love the beautiful coastal locations. Here are some bizarre beaches in India which have some unique qualities.

Have you heard of bioluminescent beaches? the waves filled with bluish light hit the shores. Such a phenomenon was observed in Juhu Beach, Mumbai.

Would you like to know more of such beaches?! Let us take India tour.

Muzhappilangad: India's Drive-in Beach

Muzhappilangad: India's Drive-in Beach

Muzhappilangad Beach runs parallel to the National Highway - NH66 between Kannur and Thalassery in Kerala.

This coastal line is the longest drive-in beach in India. Isn't it exciting when the beautiful sea becomes your travel companion?!

Photo Courtesy: Uberscholar

Chandipur Beach: The Vanishing Beach

Chandipur Beach: The Vanishing Beach

In Chandipur beach, the waves seem to play hide and seek! The waves actually recede upto 5km during the ebb tide. This phenomenon happens twice in a day.

Ofcourse, the waves do return after some time. Chandipur Beach is located in Baleswar of Odisha.

Photo Courtesy: Sankara Subramanian

St.Mary's Island : Basaltic Rocks

St.Mary's Island : Basaltic Rocks

St. Mary's Island is located near the coast of Maple Beach in Udupi. One can reach this island through boats from Malpe. The island is unique because of the basaltic rock (volcanic) formations. This is one of 4 prime geological zones in Karnataka.

Photo Courtesy: Man On Mission

Juhu Beach: Bioluminescent Beach

Juhu Beach: Bioluminescent Beach

Bioluminescent waves is a phenomenon where microorganisms called phytoplanktons emits light. Due to this waves are filled with blue lights. Such phenomenon was only seen in Lakshadweep's Kavaratti island. Recently, blue waves were also seen in Mumbai's Juhu Beach!

Arambol Beach: Sweet Water Lake

Arambol Beach: Sweet Water Lake

How can a sweet water lake exist just near to a beach?

At a small distance from Arambol Beach, there is a hot spring which is called as Sweet Water Lake!It is also one of the attractions near this beach in Goa.

Photo Courtesy: Elina López

Dumas Beach: Haunted Beach

Dumas Beach: Haunted Beach

Dumas Beach is one of the most haunted destinations in India. It is believed that people can hear voices and see apparitions in this beach!

Dumas Beach is situated in the city of Surat in Gujarat.

Photo Courtesy: Rahul Bhadane

Om Beach

Om Beach

Om Beach is one of the popular beaches in Gokarna. It is unique because it is named after its shape.

Om Beach is in the shape of the symbol of Om (an auspicious symbol in Hinduism). And interestingly, Gokarna is known for the Shiva temple.

Photo Courtesy: Jo Kent

Neil's Island: Coral Bridge

Neil's Island: Coral Bridge

Neil's Island in Andaman is known for the natural coral bridge. This bridge looks unique and goes well with scenic island.

Photo Courtesy: Aliven Sarkar

Nagoa Beach: Hoka Trees

Nagoa Beach: Hoka Trees

Nagoa Beach in Diu is surrounded by Hoka trees and you won't find these anywhere else in India! Do you know why? Because they were planted by the Portuguese which they brought from Africa.

Photo Courtest: MGA73bot2

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