Most of us have been to the beach. We've enjoyed the sunshine, the beautiful blue water and the building of sand castles. But what about a visit from a cow? Or an airplane? No? Well, it's time you visited some new beaches. Read below to find some of the most unique – and just plain weird – beaches from around the world.
1. Perran Sands, Cornwall
This should be called LEGO beach since every day hundreds of LEGO pieces wash up on Perran Sands in Cornwall. This phenomenon is due to a huge wave that hit a container ship in 1997, sending tonnes of its cargo overboard. You can visit the Facebook page Lego Lost at Sea to see more.
2. Papakolea Beach, Hawaii
3. Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
Set on the Coromandel Peninsula, this beach has the seaside equivalent of underfloor heating. Subterranean hot springs filter up through the sand and visitors can burrow down and create their own hot-water pool to soak in.
4. Cow Beach, Goa, India
5. Maho Beach, St Maarten
You can lay on this beach and almost feel like you can touch an airplane. That's because plans almost land right on the beach. It's located just metres from Princess Juilana International Airport, making it a plane spotter’s paradise. Its Sunset Beach Bar even reportedly has a speaker that broadcasts transmissions between pilots and the airport's control tower.
6. Loango National Park, Gabon
7. Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia
8. Bowling Ball Beach, California
9. Glass Beach, California
In the 1900s people who lived in the coastal California town of Fort Bragg threw their garbage onto their local shoreline, dubbing it as 'The Dumps.' In 1967, the area was closed for a clean-up. But the ocean's waves wore down all the leftover glass into smooth, multi-coloured trinkets that can be found along the beach. The beach reopened in 2002 and is now a popular tourist attraction.