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.

pink beaches

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.

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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.

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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.

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