Summer might be over, but it doesn’t mean we have to stop thinking of warm beaches and vacations. In fact, since it’s getting colder, it’s the perfect time to daydream of what beach you’d like to be at right at this moment. And while any beach seems good enough when you can feel the colder months approaching, today we’d like to show you some pretty special ones. To be more specific – pink sand beaches.
Have you ever been to one of those? They look like a scene straight out of a fairy tale. What makes the sand pink I hear you ask? Various bits of shells, tiny red organisms that live on shells and red coral reefs, mixed together with sand that give these beaches a beautiful pink hue. Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? So what are you waiting for? Take a look at these 8 amazing places with pink sand beaches and plan your next vacation, or perhaps take an impromptu trip while it’s still warm over there.
1. Harbor Island, Bahamas
This is probably one of the most famous pink beaches. It stretches for 3 miles. Can you imagine it? Three miles of beautiful pink sand. Can you already imagine yourself running along this beach? I know I can. Add that to the list of reasons you want to go to the Bahamas. Lol, as if you really needed more reasons.
2. Great Santa Cruz Island, Philippines
Have you been to the Philippines before? Because, seriously, you have to go. Not only is that country extremely beautiful, it’s nature is freaking mesmerizing, and the tourism industry booming, but it’s also home the second pink sand beach on our list. So if you’re planning a trip to the Philippines, make sure you visit the Great Santa Cruz island and take a stroll down the gorgeous pink sand beach.
3. Budelli, Sardinia, Italy
Italy has so many attractions. The Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, the Sistine Chapel – these are just a few that immediately come to mind. But all of those are just Rome, and there’s way more to Italy than just Rome. There’s a side of Italy that’s much more chill and perfect for a couple of days of lazing around after you’ve seen all the museums. We’re talking about Spiaggia Rosa, which literally translates to “pink beach”. This one is probably one of the most picturesque beaches in Italy.
4. Komodo, Indonesia
Did you know that Indonesia consists of more than 17000 islands and the population of the country is 250 million people. Pretty impressive, right? But here’s what’s even more impressive, the Komodo island, is home to the world’s biggest lizard, a.k.a the Komodo dragon. So if you want to see a real dragon, this is the place to go. And coincidentally this is also the island with a gorgeous pink sand beach. So dragons and pink beaches – sounds quite magical, don’t you think?
5. Lombok, Indonesia
Speaking of Indonesia, this country is pretty lucky because it boasts not one, but two pink sand beaches. This one is called Tangsi Beach, which unsurprisingly means “pink beach”. This particular pink sand beach owes its magnificent hue to the abundance of coral reef fragments washed up to the shore and mixed with the sand. Tangsi Beach is one of the more remote locations in Indonesia, so it’s rarely crowded and the view there is spectacular.
6. Crete, Greece
Talking about Greece usually invokes images of pretty white buildings in our memory. You know, the ones that would be so popular on Instagram, with endless stairs and bright blue roofs. It’s a great country with very friendly people. But today we’d like to mention an uninhabited island of the coast of Crete, called Gramvousa. This is where the Balos Lagoon is located, with its shallow warm waters and a sandy beach that’s pink from the millions of crushed shells washed up to the shore.
7. Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
Some of us might immediately associate Bermuda with the Bermuda triangle and all the lost ships and planes. But in reality, Bermuda is a great vacation spot. It consists of several islands, all of which are pretty awesome for a summer vacation. The Horseshoe Bay Beach island, however, is probably the most well known and the most popular when it comes to trip destinations. The Horseshoe Bay Beach got its name because of its unique shape, it really looks like a horseshoe. And it’s covered in baby pink sand of course.
8. Dutch Caribbean Island
And finally we’ve come to last pink sand beach we’ll mention today – the Bonaire Pink Beach. This one, as many of the other pink sand beaches, owes its color to the microscopic bright pink sea organisms called foraminifera. The Bonaire Pink Beach is quite narrow, but it’s a good place for a picnic and a great location for snorkeling and scuba diving.