Mandalay Beach, Western Australia. Among the top 5 (3?) most beautiful beaches I have ever experienced. I use the word “experience” deliberately. The power of the surf could be felt from a distance (at the time, a swim would be insane as the riptides were extreme), the finest sand my toes have ever felt, sparse people, dazzling light and blue, and an entrancing almost magnetic quality to the edge of the water. Eerie. I occasionally use the term “divinity of experience” to express the transcendent. This place was it.
Noteworthy: the park service erected a plank walkway to a lookout and down to the beach. A handful of visitors could not bring themselves to walk down. I can only imagine why not.
Humbling, nature is.