Colorful Beaches Around The World

We always expect white sand for the beaches, but there are few wonderful colorful beaches around the world which have colorful sand. Here they are….

Pink Sand Beach, Bahamas– Harbour Island is an island and administrative district in the Bahamas. Harbour Island is famous for its pink sand beaches, which are found all along the east side of the island.


Black Sand Beach, Hawaii– Punalu’u Beach also known as Black sand beach, is a beach between Pahala and Na’alehu on the Big Island of the U.S. state of Hawaii. The beach has black sand made of basalt, created by lava flowing into the ocean which explodes as it reaches the ocean and cools.


Glass Beach, California– Glass beach is a beach in Mackerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California and is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town. Over the next several decades, what was biodegradable in the dump sites simply degraded and all the metal and other items were eventually removed and sold as scrap or used in art. The pounding waves broke down the glass and pottery and tumbled those pieces into the small, smooth, colored pieces.


Whitest Sand Beach, Australia– Hyams Beach in south Wales is considered as the whitest beach. Tiny quartz particles make the sand appear so white. The sand at these beaches is known for being fine, soft, and brilliantly white. The Guiness Book Of World Record reports Hyams Beach as having the whitest sand in the world.



Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia– Rainbow beach is a coastal town in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia. The town’s name derives from the rainbow-colored sand dunes surrounding the settlement. Much of the sand colors stem from the rich content of minerals in the sand, such as rutile, ilmenite, zircon and monazite.


Red Sand Beach, Hawaii–  Kaihalulu is one of the few red sand beaches in the world and is a little isolated. The sand is a deep red-black, which contrasts with the blue water and the green ironwood trees. This hill is rich in iron, and is why the beach’s sand is such a deep red.


Purple Sand Beach, California– Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California, you’ll find patches of violet sand. The sand is due to quartz and manganese garnet deposits from the nearby hills that washed down to create the purple colors and is most visible after storms.

Green Sand beach, Hawaii– Papakolea beach known as green sand beach or Mahana beach is located in Island of Hawaii. It gets its distinctive coloring from the mineral olivinie, found in the enclosing cinder cone. It is one of the four green sand beaches around the world.


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