1. Jervis Bay, Australia
Australia’s Jervis Bay is actually home to the whitest sandy beach on the planet, but visitors don’t flock here for whiter-than-white sand. Okay, some do, but most head to this 102-square-kilometre oceanic bay for the magic that comes after dark. Jervis Bay is one of the few places on the planet where people can see the wonder of bioluminescence, as masses of plankton glow in the dark and give the water a gorgeously ethereal look. These are noctiluca, or maybe the more apt ‘sea sparkle’, and the light is a chemical reaction causing excitement and vibration, generating the glow in the process. Bioluminescence is most often seen in the warmer months, but you can get lucky at all times of the year in Jervis Bay.