Red Beach, Santorini


“At the tail end of the road to Ancient Akrotiri, this beach earned its name from its reddish volcanic sand. Like Santorini’s other beaches, this red sandy strip comes with all the trimmings (beachside cafes and tavernas); however, it is much less crowded than the more famous black-sand Kamari Beach. Travelers say the scenery is stunning — be sure to bring a camera to take photos of the stark contrast between the brick red cliffs and the aquamarine water.”


Black Pebble Beach,Yaquina Bay State Recreational Site, Oregon

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A Rich and Diverse Natural Area

Yaquina Head on the central Oregon coast is one of the most marvelous and diverse natural areas one could hope to find. Easily accessible from U.S. 101 just north of the lovely town of Newport, the Head itself is composed mostly of basalt, that super hard volcanic rock. That’s why Yaquina Head juts out in the Pacific Ocean like it does; the sandy beaches to its north and south are not nearly so erosion resistant.

A Marine Wildlife Sanctuary

Besides the gorgeous lighthouse (which is automated and closed to the public) and the breathtaking sea view, the cliffs and sea stacks here are crucial nesting and rearing habitat for a variety of marine birds. Harbor seals frequent the area, feeding or resting on the offshore rocks.

The Black “Pebble Beach”

A stairway leads down to the “pebble beach” area on the left. There you can enjoy the unique sound of the surf rattling the innumerable smooth, roundish stones and pebbles of black basalt around. At low tide you can go “tide pooling,” exploring the temporarily exposed and brilliantly colored marine world of sea anemones, urchins, and mussels.


Korcula, Croatia

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Sørvágsvatn Lake, Faroe Islands


The lake is situated on a cliff 30 metres above the ocean. The Faroe Islands are a self-governing archipelago that is part of the Kingdom of Denmark.