Sand Origin

Velipoje beach, Shkoder

Random Sand Fact

Guess which particular smell welcomes visitors to Albania’s Velipoja beach? Iodine!

While the area’s ancient history, lush forests, and towering mountains attract visitors, the sand steals the show. With its high iodine percentage, the sand claims to possess curative powers.

Iodine grains add on to beaches along the coast yearly, especially in winter, painting the beach in streaks with tiny black sand grains.

It’s like nature’s wonder for the body, eyes, and mind.  

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