Exotic, picturesque pink beaches are not at all the fantasy of some outstanding painter. It’s hard to imagine, but in different parts of the world there really are unusual beaches with pink sand, as well as beaches in many other stunning colors. Tiny pink mollusk shells and the remains of dead coral reefs have turned into unusual sand over the millennia and have been washed ashore by the ocean. Some beaches have a stronger shade of pink while others are less colorful. Let’s take a tour of 10 wonderful pink beaches in the world together.
Elafonisi beach, Crete
Elafonisi is a Greek island off the southern coast of the Mediterranean island of Crete. The island is one of the true gems of the world in terms of its unique beauty. At certain times of the year, you can walk to Elafonisi through the shallow waters, and find yourself on a magnificent beach with pink sand. This is a great place for families with children, although some parts of the beach are rocky.
Spiaggia Rosa beach, Sardinia
The Italian island of Budelli is located in the Maddalena archipelago in northern Sardinia. The most famous of its beaches is the wonderful Spiaggia Rosa, which literally means Pink Beach. This is one of the most picturesque pink beaches in the world. Foraminifera and other marine microorganisms provided him with such an unusual shade. Fine pink sand blends perfectly with the surrounding granite rocks.
Pink Komodo Beach
Komodo is one of 17,508 islands in Indonesia and part of the famous Komodo National Park. In addition to the pink beach, the island is world famous as the habitat of the largest lizard in the world — the Komodo Dragon. The island’s beach is considered one of the most beautiful in the world, with rocky cliffs and coral reefs set against pink sand.
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
Bermuda is a British island territory in the North Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North America. There are several stunning islands here, and the famous Horseshoe Bay (horseshoe) with its pink beach. A long pink crescent-shaped beach was formed from the remnants of coral washed ashore by the waves. The beach stretches for several kilometers along the turquoise waters of the ocean and is an excellent place for romantic walks.
Great Santa Cruz Beach
Great Santa Cruz is a small island near the Philippine city of Zamboanga. It is known for its pink coral sand beach. One of the rarest pink beaches in the world, Great Santa Cruz is the only pink beach in the entire Philippines. The sand here got its color thanks to a special red coral, crushed by the power of the surf for thousands of years.
Pink beaches of Barbuda
Barbuda is one of the twin islands of Barbuda and Antigua, located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The west coast of Barbuda is one continuous strip of beach with occasional splashes of beautiful pink sand. The most beautiful is the Pink Beach in the southwest of the island. The surprisingly wide beach is covered with grains of coral shells that have mixed with white sand. You can admire photos of amazing Caribbean beaches in a separate selection on LifeGlobe.
Balos Lagoon in Crete
On the uninhabited Greek islands of Gramvousa, off the coast of Crete, is the Balos lagoon. This lagoon is famous for its beautiful beach, shallow waters and warm waters. Some sections of the beach have a delicate pinkish hue, which is formed by millions of crushed shells. Cliffs and cliffs form a lagoon right on the beach. It is also one of the best beaches in Greece.
Tangsi pink beach
Lombok is an Indonesian island in West Nusa Tenggara, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Its pink Tangsi beach is different from most other beaches in the world, being exceptionally unique to Indonesia. The sand of the beach got its color thanks to particles of coral reefs. Tangsi is secluded and rarely crowded, unlike most of the other pink beaches on this list. But if you still dare to get here, you will be rewarded with stunning views.
Caribbean Beach Bonaire
Bonaire is an island in the Caribbean Sea, part of the Antilles archipelago along with Aruba and Curaçao. Being one of the most picturesque islands in the world, Bonaire is famous for its pink beach. The unusually colored sand was given its hue by the crushed shells of millions of bright pink foraminifera. Among other things, this is a great place for water sports and fun activities. Here you can spend the perfect tropical vacation, which many dream of.
Harbor Island Beach, Bahamas
Harbor Island is part of the Bahamas in the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its miles of pink sand, being the most famous of all the pink beaches in the world. Harbor Island is covered with completely pink sands due to the abundance of special shells. One gram of its sediment can contain hundreds of living individuals and even more dead shells.
These pink beaches serve as further proof that miracles exist on Earth. Among the many surreal landscapes of our planet, such places occupy a special place, striking our imagination with their fabulous landscape.