The World's Strangest Beaches

Bowling Ball Beach, Mendocino, California
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Supersize dunes, hot mineral pools, purple sand: These beaches are as strange as they are beautiful.

Bowling Ball Beach, Mendocino, CA

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One look at the boulders along the shore explains how Bowling Ball Beach got its name. The round, smooth rocks are similar in size and shape and lined up like bowling balls at an alley. These “concretions” formed in layers of sedimentary rock, and years of weathering have uncovered them.

 

Bowling Ball Beach, Mendocino, California

The World's Strangest Beaches

Bowling Ball Beach, Mendocino, CA

One look at the boulders along the shore explains how Bowling Ball Beach got its name. The round, smooth rocks are similar in size and shape and lined up like bowling balls at an alley. These “concretions” formed in layers of sedimentary rock, and years of weathering have uncovered them.

 

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