It's finally summer—time to swim, sunbathe, and surf. While many people dream of white sand, palm trees, and clear water, we'd like to shift the focus to the more unusual beaches out there, where sea turtles lounge on black sand, penguins waddle among granite boulders, and dinosaurs once roamed. These places prove that Mother Nature has some surprises in store. From colorful sand to mysterious rock formations, here are 15 strange and beautiful beaches around the world.
by Laura Itzkowitz