CURIOUS travelers flock to a paradise beach, but not for the gorgeous ocean views.
Rather, it’s because of the strange sound they make when they walk across the sand at Squeaky Beach in Australia.
As the name suggests, Squeaky Beach contains rounded grains of quartz that produce a faint creaking sound when stepped on.
The coastal paradise is located on the west side of Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria.
It overlooks distant islands and granite headlands.
Tourists often share the bizarre discovery on social media.
A TikTok user stopping by @nikol.beeShe shared a video of herself walking through the noisy sand to her followers.
“The sand actually squeaks when you walk on it!” she captioned the post.
One user asked, “Isn’t that common on every beach?”
In fact, there is creaky sand in many places in the world.
Singing sands have been spotted on the beaches of the Atlantic Seaboard and the shores of Lake Superior and Lake Michigan in North America.
This is because Singing Sands is made up almost entirely of white quartz grains.
Quartz is crystalline silica commonly used to make glass.
What is special about quartz sand is that it has a well-rounded, almost spherical, polished surface.
On the other hand, the sand on ordinary beaches is made up of a variety of rock grains, crushed shell particles, and organic matter.
They are a mixture of grains of different sizes, shapes and chemical composition.
Squeaky Beach is a popular destination for adventurous tourists and young families, both of whom can benefit from the man-made maze of large granite boulders that invite travelers to wander through.
You can access the beach from Squeaky Beach Carpark or via short coastal walks from Lilly Pilly Gully Carpark, Picnic Bay or Tidal River.
Wilsons Promontory National Park is also home to several native Australian animals, including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and emus.