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Bizarre Canary Island tourist spot where the sand looks like POPCORN
December 07 2018, 4:44 PM
It looks like any other white pebbly beach, but look closer and the pebbles could be mistaken for pieces of popcorn.

The Canary Islands beach, which is taking social media by storm, has been nicknamed Popcorn Beach by travel bloggers and Instagrammers flocking to its unusual shoreline.


The surreal-looking beach is located in Corralejo, which is a town on the island of Fuerteventura.

White coral, which has been eroded by the sea and washed out to shore is intermingled with black sand and volcanic rocks, making it look very much like popcorn.

Fuerteventura is the second largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, which sit in the Atlantic ocean, a mere 100km off Africa’s north-west coast. The largest of the archipelago’s islands is Tenerife.

Popcorn bay isn’t the only unusual and photogenic beach to have graced social media sites.

The Greek island of Santorini is famous for its red and black sandy beaches, thanks to its volcanic nature.

Thousands of tourists visit the Cycladic island every year and post photos of what could be mistaken for a landscape on the planet Mars, with beaches featuring dramatic and craggy red cliffs hugged by velvety black volcanic sands.

In Crete meanwhile, Elafonisi beach is known for is soft and powdery pink sands which tease the turquoise Aegean waters.

Image credit: Instagram

Kim Ngan Do

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