Top 10 White Dazzling Landscapes

Top 10 White Dazzling Landscapes

White is the color of purity, innocence and cleanliness. It definitely elevates the spirit when we see white architecture. However it’s even more exciting when we encounter it in nature. Check out these ten staggering white landscapes across the world!

10. Luskentyre, Isle of Harris, Scotland

Found on the western island, Luskentyre beach is one of the most unexpected places in the country. Voted the best beach in Britain, Luskentyre is proud of crystal clear emerald water lapping over the white soft sand. The whole Luskentyre Bay features picturesque landscapes of vast dunes. Visitors can approach the area by hiking on the beaches and hills.

Why to go there?

Various water activities, including bathing, kayaking, fishing, diving and more, attract more adventurous types. However, always check before going if water is free from jellyfish.

Luskentyre-Photo by Tim Winterburn

Photo by Tim Winterburn

Luskentyre-Photo by Mark Hutton

Photo by Mark Hutton

Luskentyre-Photo by Paul & Mhairi Carroll

Photo by Paul & Mhairi Carroll

9. Lake McKenzie Beach, Fraser Island, Australia

The pristine island found along the coast of Queensland is an important heritage site in Australia. Meanwhile Lake McKenzie is a true natural wonder: the sand on the beach is made of dazzling white silica, while water is so pure that only few species live there, since it is too clean and therefore unsuitable for the marine life to flourish. Fortunately it makes a perfect site for the vacationers.

Why to go there?

The island is one among the best holiday destinations in Australia. While the beach at the lake also features facilities, camping and picnic areas, making it easier for the visitors to enjoy their time.

Fraser-Photo by Dan Proud

Photo by Dan Proud

Fraser

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8. The Cook Islands, New Zealand

Although 15 islands in the South Pacific Ocean are a parliamentary democracy, they are associated with New Zealand. The remote islands provide the best vacation. Rakahanga island looks like a football pitch! The shores form a rectangle and a lagoon. Besides the amazing nature, warm climate, crystal clear water and white sandy beaches, the islands also offer cultural activities. The culture is a mix of Christian and local – Polynesian – traditions.

Why to go there?

It is easy to book a holiday on the Cook Islands, since tourism and facilities are very well developed here. The coral atolls can be reached by plane from Auckland, Sydney and Los Angeles.

Cook

Photo by the Unknown

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Cook-Photo by Patrick Jaussi

Photo by Patrick Jaussi

7. The White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA

Situated at an elevation of 1291 m (4235 ft) in the Tularosa Basin, White Sands is a dazzling natural wonder. The dunes are made of gypsum crystals, thus the white color. It is also the largest dune field of gypsum in the whole world. Interesting detail: the dunes are moved not only by wind, but also gravity, which moves them forward, when finally a steep dune crumbles down thus constantly changing the face of the monument.

Why to go there?

It is indeed a unique place, because usually gypsum – a water-soluble substance – is rinsed to the sea. However the basin traps it here, creating these vast white soft fields. The area is also a home for lizards, pocket mouse and insects, that have evolved a white color to merge with the landscape.

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White-Photo by Edward Webster

Photo by Edward Webster

6. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Situated far from the mainland, the remote place is divine. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, dunes, constantly being sculpted by wind, and a few lodges, offering the ultimate relaxation. Paragliders Jody MacDonald and Gavin McClurg were probably the first to fly here. Mesmerized by the views, the adventurers captured them in the stunning photos.

Why to go there?

Today it is hard to believe that there could exist such a holiday destination as this – totally unspoiled, only crafted by wind and water. Surprisingly there are plenty of activities to do here: fishing, sailing safaris, water skiing, paragliding and more.

Bazaruto-Photo by Jody MacDonald3

Photo by Jody MacDonald

Bazaruto-Photo by Jody MacDonald

Photo by Jody MacDonald

Bazaruto

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5. Puerto Balandra, Baja California Sur, Mexico

The striking coastal area is surrounded with red mountains, features eight beaches and a turquoise lagoon. Busy city of La Paz is found nearby, making Balandra a pleasant getaway from urban hustle and bustle. On the contrary: unspoiled nature is preserved in Balandra and no tourist facilities, apart from a few restaurants and diving rentals, are developed.

Why to go there?

Crystal clear water in the lagoon usually reaches 30° C and is perfect for exploring diverse marine life: corals and hundreds of species of colorful fish attract scuba divers. It is also perfect for swimming and sun bathing on soft white sand.

Balandra-Photo by Javier Garcia2

Photo by Javier Garcia

Balandra-Photo by Javier Garcia

Photo by Javier Garcia

Balandra

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4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia

It is the biggest salt flat in the world, which stretches for 4,086 sq mi (10,582 sq km). The salt desert used to be covered with water. Several prehistoric lakes were lying here. After a long time however, the lakes have disappeared, uncovering this amazing spot. The area which is covered with a few meters salt crust is extraordinarily flat. Due to this and clear air, as well as low humidity, Salar De Uyuni is perfect for satellite calibration.

Why to go there?

The unusual spot attracts tourists from all around the world. Some hotels are built entirely with salt blocks.

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Salar

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3. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland

This is one of the most desirable holiday destinations not only in the country, but in all over the world! The beach is famous for extremely crystal clear water and fusion of colors, made by sand. Warm water of the Coral Sea is perfect for bathing and diving: Whitsunday island is found in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, which features numerous great diving spots.

Why to go there?

Travel agencies also offer air and water tours, that allow to admire the island from various angles. And of course sun bathing and swimming are favorite things to do here!

Whitehaven-Photo by Mitchell Burns

Photo by Mitchell Burns

Whitehaven-Photo by Matteo Capuzzi

Photo by Matteo Capuzzi

Whitehaven-Photo by Matteo Capuzzi

Photo by Matteo Capuzzi

2. Mykonos, Greece

The Greek island in the Aegean Sea is one of the most popular destinations of the many in the country. A lot of celebrities have fallen in love with Mykonos and visit it for a vacation. The Mykonos windmills is a signature feature of the island. They were built between 16th and 20th centuries by the Venetians. And the incredible dotted alleys in capital Chora make the place very characterful.

Why to go there?

One of the most popular islands among the vacationers, who find numerous great luxurious resorts here.

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1. Maldives

The groups of islands in the Indian Ocean are a true natural wonder in their own right. Dazzling white soft sandy beaches, crystal clear warm water and rich marine life make it the most desirable holiday destination in the world.

Why to go there?

Besides the amazing nature, there are numerous resorts, that will make your trip to Maldives truly unforgettable.

Maldives

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Maldives-Photo by Kanuhura Resort

Photo by Kanuhura Resort

Maldives-Photo by Cocoa Island

Photo by Cocoa Island Resort