Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
With huge North Atlantic swells crashing onto the shore, black sands and basalt caves, and imposing columns rising from the churning sea, this is not a beach for sunbathing upon in winter.
In summer Icelanders head out to their summer houses in the countryside or on the south coast, and apparently Reynisfjara beach is a popular spot for lounging and taking a brusk dip in the sea. In winter however it is an imposing landscape and reminds me of dark fairy stories of hostile lands.
Top tip for Reynisfjara beach, Iceland: Go there to view the basalt columns and huge archway-like cave. But, don’t get too close the waters edge, as one freak wave will drag you to sea, never to be seen again.
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