You may have heard of the famous pink beaches in locations around the world before. But what actually makes the beaches pink? The scientific explanation behind the color of the pink beaches is that the areas near the beaches are filled with coral reefs. The coral reefs have some tiny single-celled organisms that live in red-tinted shells. When these organisms die, they wash up on shore giving the water and the sands closest to it a pink tint. Although that might seem strange to some people, if you ever get the chance to see a pink-tinted beach, you should take the opportunity because these beaches are few!
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
Horseshoe bay beach is a popular tourist attraction and sees many people on its shore throughout the year. The beach itself is named after its shape, a horseshoe, and tourists can find water activities like snorkeling while visiting the area. The water can sometimes get rough so it is recommended that if you do snorkel that you are a strong swimmer. Other than snorkeling, there are local hiking trails that you can hike or, of course, lounge on the beach bear the pink sands.
Pink Beach, Komodo, Indonesia
Pink Beach in Komodo, Indonesia is a tourist attraction not only for its pink sands but also for the enormous Komodo dragons that live there. The views are beautiful at Pink Beach and snorkeling and swimming are recommended when visiting. You may even see a massive Komodo dragon while you are there so be on the lookout!
Elafonisi Beach, Greece
Elafonisi Beach has breath-taking natural beauty and activities for all members of the family to enjoy. The beach has a lot of shallow water which makes its popular attraction for families that have small children. There are also caves close by that people can explore if they want to be a bit more adventurous. Elafonisi Beach is a protected area making it a great destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city.
Great Santa Cruz Island, Philippines
The Great Santa Cruz Island in the Philippines is a very small island that has some pink sands in certain locations around the island. In addition to the pink sands, the surrounding waters are great for snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, and boating. Similar to many of the other destinations on this list, The Great Santa Cruz Island has crystal clear blue waters.