Did you know there’s more to beaches than just plain old yellow sand? That’s right! Take a look below at these breath-taking pink, orange, white and even black sand beaches all around the world and imagine the stunning holiday snaps you’d get whilst soaking up the sun on one of these.
1) Red Beach – Santorini, Greece
This beach is arguably one of the best in Santorini. The vibrant red rocks and sand can cause it to become a quite busy over the summer, but you can still admire the beautiful views from the cliffs.
2) Ralma Bay – Gozo, Malta
This long stretch of bright orange sand makes Ralma Bay one of the best beaches in Malta. With undeveloped surroundings and stunning sand dunes, it’s a wonderful place to swim and relax.
3) Porto Ferro – Sardinia, Italy
Well known for being a surfers’ beach, Porto Ferro is still fantastic to relax on. Located in Sassari, Sardinia, this beach is often empty, making it the perfect location to explore and enjoy.
4) Harbour Island – Bahamas
The sand on this beach is tinted a beautiful pale pink hue. With crystal clear waters and constant sunshine, Harbour Island, is nothing short of paradise.
5) Pfeiffer Beach – Big Sur, California
This beach is unfortunately only open throughout the day. But there isn’t a better time to catch the sun beaming off of its amethyst tinted sand. Pfeiffer Beach is a lot cooler than most beaches in California, so be prepared to wrap up warm.
6) Muriwai Black Sand Beach – Auckland, New Zealand
Muriwai Beach is one of the most popular surfing beaches in New Zealand. With its soft black sand and colonies of gannets, it also makes a really great tourist spot.
7) Shelter Cove – Humboldt County, California
This is a place for beach lovers to add to their bucket list. You would think that the grey toned sand makes it a tourist spot, but no. Black Sand Beach, in Shelter Cove, is quite secluded making it perfect for surfing, sunbathing and swimming.
8) Hyams Beach – New South Wales, Australia
Holding a world record for the whitest sand in the world, you can’t miss visiting Hyams Beach. Surrounded by local offerings including native forests, a Marine Park and cliff hiking trails, you can strive to be more adventurous in Australia.
9) Playa Jardin – Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
The Canary Islands are legendary for their coal black beaches. It’s the remains of lava and volcanic minerals that causes the black sand. As well as this, the scenic landscapes, deep forests and year round sunshine are what make this island amazing.
10) Red Sand Beaches – Prince Edward Island, Canada
The numerous coves and bright red sands are what keep tourists coming back to Canada for more. Be adventurous and kayak in the sea, or collect uncommon seashells. If this doesn’t sound good enough already, it’s also home to one of the warmest oceans in the world.
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