The origins of sand of unusual color are surrounded by legends and riddles. We will talk about nine amazing beaches with different shades of pink and how the sand could make such an interesting color.
Pink Sands Beach, Harbor Island, Bahamas
Coral reefs and shells of the unicellular foraminifera of the ocean, having a reddish and pink hue, broken by the sea into small particles and mixed with white sand, made the beach (on the map) of Harbor Island unique. Pink Beach is considered the most popular and unusual in the Atlantic Ocean.
Island Harbor refers to the Bahamas. This is a small part of land on the territory: no more than a thousand meters wide and five kilometers long. The air is saturated with the freshness of the sea breeze, and the tropical climate pleases us with comfortable temperatures. The atmosphere of the island is calm and peaceful.
Balos Bay, Crete, Greece
Balos Bay is a picturesque area where three seas meet: the Ionian, Libyan and Aegean. Balos is known to the whole world not only by the confluence of the three seas, but also by the beautiful pink sand beach (on the map) , which is given color by millions of small particles of red shells.
The bay is located in the northwestern part of the Greek island of Crete, near the island of Gramvousa. This is a favorite tourist place where it is always crowded. The remoteness of the beach, shallow water and no signs of arrangement are fully compensated by charming views.
Pink Beach (Spiaggia Rosa), Sardinia, Italy
Spiaggia Rosa literally translates to “pink beach.” For a long time, the waves brought to the shore of the island of Budelli shards of reddish shells, as a result, the shore acquired a soft pink tint. The rocky Mediterranean island of Budelli can only be seen from the deck of a sea vessel. Due to the great interest of tourists to the unusual sand and their desire to take away a little as a souvenir, the beach is closed for visits. Therefore, neither sunbathe nor swim on the pink beach (on the map) is allowed.
The tiny island of Budelli is part of the National Park of the Maddalena Archipelago. Water and land are protected.
The Indonesian volcanic island of Komodo is known not only for dragons (Komodo lizards), but also for the pink sand beach (on the map) . Of all the islands of Indonesia, the pink coastline is only on Komodo. Due to the hot dry climate, there are very few trees on the island and it is not easy to shelter from the scorching rays.
Komodo is one of the 17,500 islands of Indonesia and is considered the territory of the Komodo National Park. Located between the major islands of Flores and Sumbawa.
Playa de Illetas, Formentera, Spain
Playa de Illetas Beach is a true nautical tale in Spanish. This peaceful place in the Mediterranean is preferred by the majority of Formentera tourists who are tired of the explosive energy of Ibiza or who originally dreamed of a measured rest.
Playa de Illetas Beach is considered part of the Ses Salines nature reserve, located in a quiet bay (on the map) and stretches a little over 400 meters.
Elbow Beach, Bermuda
Elbow Beach (on the map) has a pleasant pinkish color and is located on the overseas territory of Great Britain. The color of the sand is obtained due to small particles of coral, which the waves bring to shore. By the way, coral reefs are considered one of the main attractions of Bermuda and attract lovers of underwater excursions.
Elbow Beach lies several kilometers along the southern coast of Bermuda. One part of it relates to the territory of hotels, the other is open to the public.
Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
The pink shore of Horseshoe Bay, the favorite tourist destination, is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The subtropical climate eliminates the sultry heat, and even in the summer months it is pleasant and comfortable to relax and sunbathe on the beach. The place is ideal for a honeymoon or a romantic trip for two.
Horseshoe Bay Beach is located in the bay (on the map) , between Horseshoe Bay and Warwick Long Bay, Bermuda. Its coastline stretches for several kilometers, and the view of the beach from above resembles a horseshoe.
Elafonisi beach, Crete, Greece
The warm Mediterranean Sea washes the uninhabited Greek island of Elafonisi. The color of the sand on the beach of the island is pale purple, and in some places is deep purple. The sand got an exotic shade due to a large number of particles of red shells and corals crushed by the power of the surf. They can be viewed through transparent sea water, especially since shallow water is near the shore.
Elafonisi beach is located on the west coast of Crete (on the map) and is considered one of the best in the whole Mediterranean.
Los Roques, Venezuela
Once Los Roques was a haven of pirate ships, and now has become a favorite destination for travelers looking for meetings with untouched corners of civilization. The archipelago of Los Roques is a real coral atoll, and it is thanks to the corals, the crushed waves of the sea into a fine crumb, the color of the sand (on the map) has a pink tint. Los Roquesu is granted the status of the National Park of Venezuela.