12/27/2011 07:28 am ET Updated Feb 26, 2012

The World's Most Unusual Beaches (PHOTOS)

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls: If life's a beach, these are its strangest days.

These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Sights might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.

By Lonely Planet author Rose Mulready. For more travel oddities covered by Rose, see The World's Strangest Optical Illusions and Mirages.

<em>Lonely Planet</em>'s List Of The World's Most Unusual Beaches