Nature has always things to surprise us with its beauty and amazingly beautiful nature. Here I want to highlight the “pink beaches:” yes, the color is really pink! The pink beach comes, in general, from the tiny microscopic shelled animals known as Foraminifera which produces a red pigment on the coral reefs. With a pink beach, a blue sky and clear water we can have wonderful scenery that looks like a cartoon but it’s real. Here are 10 beautiful pink beaches found on our planet.
1. Horseshoe Beach, Bermuda
Horseshoe Bay name came from its horseshoe shape. It is a beautiful beach with light pink sand and blue clear water: it looks like a paradise. This beach is a famous holiday destination in Bermuda, visited by thousands of tourists every year. It is located in the parish of Southampton, on the south coast of the Island. Tiny single-celled red organisms (Foraminifera) grow beneath the coral reefs. When these organisms die, they fall to the ocean floor and mix with bits of coral and crushed shells. The sand turns pink when this mixture washes onto the beach.
2. Pink Beach Komodo Island
Pink Beach Komodo Island is located in the National Park and is home of many Komodo Dragons. This is just one of the many amazing features of Komodo Island that make it truly a Natural Wonder of Nature. You can find here nice panoramic views of turquoise seas, green rolling hills, blue skies, and fascinatingly pink sands.
3. Harbour Island, The Bahamas
This pink beach is like a heaven for Instagram lovers or influencer, a colorful sand mix of blue skies, and blue water makes this beach just perfect for nice photography. You can find nice restaurants and cottages around this beach.
4. Tikehau Pearl Beach, French Polynesia
Located in the northeast of Tahiti in the Tuamotu Islands, this beach is absolutely beautiful. You can stay in the modern resort ‘Tikehau Pearl beach resort,’ which is considered to be one of the most beautiful atolls in Polynesia.
5. Elafonisi Beach, Greece
Greece has beautiful beaches, but did you know that it has a pink beach too? Elafonisi beach is located on the southwestern side of Crete, Greece. Elafonisi also has some small caves and other beaches that you can explore.
6. Crane Beach, Barbados
Crane Beach is situated on the southeast coast of Barbados. Crane Beach, originally a harbor, is considered by many to be one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. In fact, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous rated it as “one of the ten best beaches in the world”! The name “Crane” was derived from the large crane situated at the top of the cliff which was used for loading and unloading ships. It is a gorgeous beach of pink sand.
7. Spiaggia Rossa Beach, Italy
Budelli is an island in The Maddalena Archipelago National Park, in the north of Sardinia near the Bocche di Bonifacio. Famous is its beautiful “Spiaggia Rosa” (Pink Beach). The image given by the pink color of the beach, by the blue of the sea and by the green of the Mediterranean scrub behind it was celebrated by the brilliant director Michelangelo Antonioni who, in 1964, filmed some shots of the famous “Red Desert” movie.
8. Great Santa Cruzz Island, Philippines
Great Santa Cruz Island is a small island in the southern Philippines. Did you know that the pink colors of the sands derives from red organ pipe coral that has washed ashore and mixed with white sand? Here you can also snorkel to see beautiful life underwater.
9. Barbuda Beach, Carrebean Sea
Barbuda is a small island located in the eastern Caribbean forming part of the sovereign Commonwealth nation of Antigua and Barbuda. The light pink hue is created through a mixture of the white sand and particles of red coral pieces washed up from the shore. Depending on the coral ecosystem, each pink-sand beach can vary from a light blush-tint to heavily bright fuchsia.
10. Balos Lagoon, Greece
The pink beach of Balos is also located at a beautiful lagoon. The waters are the characteristic turquoise you expect to find in the Bahamas, and the sand meets the lapping waves with its stark flamingo pink hue. It is famous for its wild nature, with turquoise waters and white sands turning to amazing shades of pink in some places. Waters are shallow, perfect for kids, and lovely for grownups too.