You may have seen white sand and possibly even black sand on your travels, but ever a green-sand beach? Papakolea Beach in Hawaii gets its distinctive colour from the mineral olivine and is one of only two green-sand beaches in the world.
Not only does Hawaii feature the typical brownish white sand beaches, red sand beaches, and black sand beaches, but Papakolea Beach features a uniquely olive colored sand. Click through to see 15 more of the world's most unique & awesome beaches!
Whitehaven Beach, Australia. Whitehaven Beach is a definite “must-see” in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape.