How you can visit the only red waterfall in the world | The Sun

VISITING a beautiful waterfall is on most Brits' bucket list, conjuring up images of Niagara Falls in America and Canada, and Angel Falls in Venezuela.

Something even rarer, however, is a red waterfall – of which there is just one in the world.

The only red waterfall in the world can be found in one of the world's most extreme deserts.

Set in Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valley, the red waterfall slowly pours out of the Taylor Glacier and into Lake Bonney.

The red colour is caused when the iron-rich water, that's never seen sunlight and is devoid of oxygen, comes into contact with the air.

As the water hits the surface it rusts causing the blood-red stains on the ice as it falls.

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Set on the world's most inaccessible continent, the waterfall is highly difficult for holidaymakers to reach.

But that being said, the red waterfall can be reached by chartering a helicopter from a nearby Antarctic research station.

Holidaymakers can also book to go on a cruise to visit the waterfall but they'll need to make sure the route passes through the Ross Sea.

For those holidaymakers who want to visit a rare natural site without chartering a private helicopter, then there are plenty of other places to visit.

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One of those is beaches with green sand of which there are only four in the world.

The four beaches can be found in all corners of the globe, including Europe, the US and South America.

The closest beach to the UK is Hornindalsvatnet in Norway, which is also the deepest lake in Europe, with a depth of 1,686ft.

It is also where you can find the green sand which was formed over thousands of years by green mineral deposits due to glacial movements.

While not exactly the warmest option, nor is it a beach, it is the only place in Europe you can spot the strange phenomenon.

Other green sandy beaches include Papakolea beach on Hawaii's Big Island, the island of Floreana in Ecuador, and Guam at Talofofo Beach.

There are also black-sand beaches, including one in Tenerife, caused by volcanic rock.

A beach in the Canary Islands even has sand which looks like popcorn, due to the shape of the coral.

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