It might be hard to imagine, but there are exotic, picturesque pink beaches in the world. Even though they sound artificial, they are really as natural as other ordinary beaches. This is because of certain species of red organisms that live in coral reefs and shells. From the ocean floor, these microorganisms are washed to the surface of the waters and the shore, giving the beach a pink tint.
In some beaches, the pink hue is pretty strong while in others, it’s just a tinge of pink. Nevertheless, pink beaches are stunning natural creations and are worth paying a visit to.
- Pink Beach of Komodo (Indonesia)
Komodo is one of the 17,500 islands that comprise Indonesia. Of course, you’ve heard about Komodo for it being the home of the famous Komodo dragon. But only few people know that the island is also a home to one of the prettiest pink beaches in the world. The pink beach of Komodo looks truly magical for its beautifully coloured sand. Plus, the corals underneath the ocean water and the rocky cliffs surrounding the beach add remarkable beauty to the place.
- Great Santa Cruz Island (Philippines)
Great Santa Cruz Island is a small island in Zamboanga, Philippines. It’s famous for its pink beaches and coralline sand. One of the most unique beaches in the world, this island boasts the only pink beach in the Philippines, which is full of many stunning beaches. The pinkness of the beach is from the crushed red organ pipe corals that mix with the sand during every wave.
- Harbor Island (Bahamas)
An administrative region of Bahamas, this island in the Atlantic Ocean is popularly known for its three-mile pink sand beach, making it the most popular pink beach in the world. Owing its hue to foraminifera shells, which is plenty in this location, the island’s shoreline is covered in pretty light pink sand.
- Horseshoe Bay Beach (Bermuda)
Horseshoe Bay—funny name, eh? But it is the most celebrated beach of Bermuda, considering it has quite a lot of beautiful beaches and islands. The shore is lined with a long stretch of baby pink hued sand. Tinted by the bits and pieces of shells and corals washed ashore by the waves, the shore beautifully contrasts with the turquoise waters of the ocean.
- Spiaggia Rosa of Budelli (Italy)
The island of Budelli in Maddalena archipelago in the northern region of Sardinia is famous for its remarkable beaches, with Spaggia Rosa—which means Pink Beach—as the most popular among all of them. Because of the unparalleled magnificence of the place, it’s a popular location for movie shootings as well. Red Desert by Michelangelo Antonioni was one of those films that shot in this majestic Italian island.
Imagine clear turquoise waters of the ocean bordered by gorgeous pink sand and surrounded by rocky cliffs—what a stunning sight to behold. Make a trip to these one-of-a-kind locations and be ready to be mind-blown by these beaches’ natural beauty.