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6 Unbelievably Strange Islands You Won’t Believe Exist

Nature is astonishing; sometimes, it creates places that seem to belong in a different universe. Inspired by a discussion on an online community, we’ve compiled a list of 6 extraordinary and peculiar islands that will make you question reality.

These remarkable locations give us something to think about and challenge our understanding of the natural world.

Tucked away in Micronesia, northeast of Australia, Nauru is a picturesque island featuring coral reefs and palm-fringed white-sand beaches, such as the charming Anibare Bay. Its unique composition truly sets Nauru apart — it’s predominantly made of phosphate rock.

1. Nauru

Okunoshima, formerly home to a WWII chemical weapons factory, is just off Japan. Not long after WWII, all the human inhabitants relocated. But a different inhabitant thrived — bunnies. Bunny Island has a landscape overrun by these friendly and sociable creatures.

2. Okunoshima (Bunny Island)

Sable Island is a narrow crescent-shaped sandbar with an extraterrestrial vibe around 185 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia. It moves at an average speed of about 656 feet per year, earning it the nickname “The Graveyard of the Atlantic” due to the estimated 350 shipwrecks attributed to its treacherous sand bars.

3. Sable Island

Chile’s Isla Madre de Dios is a marvel for multiple reasons. Almost entirely composed of white marble, it sits amidst challenging fjords, famous for their navigational difficulty. 

4. Isla Madre de Dios (Mother of God Island)

North Sentinel Island is located in the Bay of Bengal. The Sentinelese inhabitants have occupied it for some 60,000 years, but it officially belongs to India. Cut off from the modern world, island inhabitants fiercely resist contact with outsiders, defending their island with lethal force if necessary.

5. North Sentinel Island

Nestled between mainland Africa and Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, Mayotte is a unique French anomaly. Though small, its demographics and culture paint a distinct picture.

6. Mayotte

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