We all love to go on beaches, to enjoy on the sun and swim. But what if this beach have something else to offer ? More wonderful and breathtaking? Many of us know about phenomena called Northern Light on the sky but not many of us know or experience glowing beach. I made a list from top 5 best glowing beach that looks like out of this world.
Gippsland Lakes network- Glowing lake Beaches/ Australia
Australia’s largest and most beautiful inland waterways, the Gippsland Lakes are a network of lakes, marshes and lagoons covering over 600 square kilometres. The Lakes are separated from the ocean by coastal dunes known as Ninety Mile Beach. Bird and marine life thrive here, with lake dolphins and pelicans frequenting many locations. This scenic beaches offer some amazing experience at night when water turns into the star rich sky.
Swimmers who took a midnight dip in the lake in Victoria also appeared to glow in the dark thanks to a chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which happens when a naturally-occurring micro-organism in the water is disturbed.
Manasquan Beach, NJ- Glowing beaches – USA
Located in New Jersey, Manasquan is a small yet charming coastal community. But it has all! You can enjoy surfing as well as rafting at its this spectacular bioluminescent beach. During nightfall, you can witness red tide which occurs due to the reddish algae in the sea. This is for sure the best place to see this phenomena in US so many people just flock to the area and enjoy in this amazing night phenomena. Best time to go and do this in summer from June to September.
Mosquito Bays -Glowing beaches Puerto Rico
If “visit a bioluminescent bay” is on your bucket list, then look no further. Mosquito Bay is, without question, the brightest and most reliable example of this phenomenon in the world. It’s important to point out that Mosquito Bay is touted as the brightest not because Pyrodinium bahamense is a physiologically brighter species than any other bioluminescent critter, but because it’s home to the largest concentration of these creatures.
On average, there are about 700,000 of these individual organisms per gallon of water, though some areas in the bay — such as the waters surrounded by groves of red mangrove trees — offer an extra bright show. Why? Because as mangrove leaves fall into the water and decay, they provide an optimal, nutrient-rich habitat for Pyrodinium bahamense to grow.
And remember one very important thing- NO SWIMMING… IS NOT ALLOWED
Vaadhoo glowing beach- Maldives
Personally one of my favorite and of course one of the beaches that are on top of the list. The mesmerizing shining water looks like a mirror, that reflects the sparkling stars above. However, the secret is this: phytoplankton – the marine microbes – are bioluminescent and emanate the blue glow. The species create the most romantic natural lighting in the world.
This particular type of phytoplankton – dinoflagellates – release a blue luminescence when the water is disturbed by oxygen, and occurs as a kind of defence mechanism to deter predators.
If fish eat them, the dinoflagellates will continue to glow inside their bellies – which means that they, in turn, will be at risk from bigger predators trying to eat them
Luminous Lagoon, Trelawny, Jamaica
Glistening Waters is a glowing lagoon on the north coast of Jamaica.This marvel is only found in 4 places in the world, however, this lagoon is the brightest of them all due to more consistent climate.
The glow is formed from small microorganisms that emit a flash of light when touched. The microscopic organisms live and create a natural phenomenon, known as bioluminescence. Jamaica’s luminous lagoon being the brightest of them all amazes scientists and visitors worldwide.
Try to dip your hand or foot in the water. You will see the water light up around you.