Are you looking to add some color into your life? It turns out that beaches come in more exotic colors than you would have thought.These magnificent beaches are known for their unique colors and will be sure to leave you in awe.
Horseshoe Bay Beach: Bermuda
Bermuda is widely recognized for their pink sand beaches. Horseshoe Bay Beach happens to be one of the most popular destinations for tourists and cruise ships. The pink hued sands are surrounded by crystal clear waters and caves made for exploring and climbing for even greater views.
Vik Beach: Iceland
If you are looking for something more dark and moody, Vik Beach in Iceland is the place for you. Located near the Katla Volcano, the rich black sands are thought to be a product of the hot lava flowing into the cold waters. The black sand of Vik Beach has been named one of the world’s most beautiful non-tropical beaches.
Pink Sands Beach: Harbour Island, Bahamas
Can’t get enough of the rosey pink sands? The Bahamas is also home to pink sand beaches, and one of their beaches is properly named Pink Sands Beach. The beautiful pink tones come from little red shells called foraminifera that mix in with the white sands, creating a pink tone.
Kaihalulu Beach: Maui, Hawaii
Otherwise known as Red Sand Beach, the “hidden” cove Kaihalulu Beach is sure to catch your eye with its vibrant red sands. The beach is carved deep into Kauiki Head whose cliffs are made of rusty-red lava that over time crumbles into the sand. The deep red sand is contrasted by black lava rocks that line the sides of the bright blue waters.
Porto Ferro: Sardinia, Italy
Due to a mix of native limestone, crushed shells, and volcanic deposits, Porto Ferro beach in Italy is known for its bright orange sands. Along with the crystal clear blue waters and orange sands, this beach offers scenic hiking and bike trails to admire the views from another distance.
Rainbow Beach: Queensland, Australia
Fittingly named, Rainbow Beach is said to have around 70 different hues of color in the sand. For the best and most colorful views, it is recommended to look from the start of the cliffs at low tide. The variety of colors come from erosion and iron oxide buildup, although ancient legends say the colorful sands come from the rainbow spirit falling onto the beachside cliffs.
Pfeiffer Beach: Big Sur, California
California is home to the magnificent purple toned sands of Pfeiffer Beach. The unique purple tones come from the erosion of manganese garnet from the surrounding hills, leaving the northern shore with the most visible hues of color. The views of turquoise water crashing onto violet sands will most definitely take your breath away.
Hyams Beach: New South Wales, Australia
The Guinness Book of World Records recognizes Hyams Beach in Australia for having “the whitest beach sand on earth.” The beautiful and blinding white sands are made up of fine quartz particles. Hyams beach waters also offer extraordinary diving and snorkeling where you can see vibrantly colored fish, dolphins, and whales.
Glass Beach: Kauai, Hawaii
There is nothing more mesmerizing than the beautiful colors made from seaglass. Glass Beach in Hawaii has turned trash from the nearby garbage dump into treasure. Over many years, the churning ocean waters have broken down bottles and glass to create a beach full of smooth and colorful seaglass. Glass Beach also contains significant shades of blue, which is one of the more rare colors of seaglass you can find.
Kokkini Beach: Santorini, Greece
The island of Santorini was originally shaped from a volcano eruption, leaving behind black and red lava rock cliffs. Kokkini Beach is set at the base of these striking red cliffs, where a hiking trail will lead you to the contrasting and crystal blue Mediteranian waters.