Top 5 Pink Sand Beaches Around the World

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Nothing in the world is more luxurious than visiting one of the rare, beautiful, pink sandy beaches that dot the coastlines of several countries. Pink sand beaches are so rare due to what they are made of, the sand itself is coral that has been ground down over the years, and washed up on shore, leaving it a pink hue.

Here are some the best pink sand beaches in the world.

Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda

If you are lucky enough to go on a cruise to Bermuda, you may just end up stopping in Horseshoe Bay, in fact, it is part of the Celebrity Bermuda cruise itineraries. This is one of several beaches in Bermuda that features this unique sand and add to it the beautiful blue waters, it’s a destination that is not to be missed.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons by Captain-tucker.

The beach itself has something for everyone, take a small walk and find a secluded cove, perfect for floating. Families will love the shallow pools that dot the beach, which make a great place to allow your toddlers to splash in the water, and those who like to have a drink on the beach will appreciate the bars and restaurants that are catering to the tourists.

Pink Beach, Komodo, Indonesia

While not the traditional tourist spot in Indonesia, Pink Beach in Komodo, named after the famous dragon, should be at the top of your Indonesia travel list. Take the time to spend a few days in this part of the country to really appreciate all there is to offer.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons by Bahnfrend.

Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Islands, Bahamas

When you think of traveling to the Bahamas, you likely think about their white sandy beaches, beautiful waters and amazing resorts, but the Bahamas have a hidden treasure in the Pink Sands Beach. This beach is well off the beaten path in terms of traditional vacation destinations in the Bahamas, but that allows for it to be a private, peaceful oasis of beautiful coastline and amazing dive sites.

Photo via Flickr by Rüdiger Stehn.

Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece

This beach is rather unique as the more you explore it, the more you learn that not all parts of the beach feature the pretty, pink sand. The sand here varies in color from white, to pink and back again. What makes this destination extra special, is that the beach itself spans from the mainland to the island and back.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons by Pavel Špindler.

Crane Beach, Barbados

This beach destination is named after the large machines that help run the busy port nearby, and not after the bird. The beach itself is quiet and serene and features one of the oldest resorts in the world on its footprint. Spend a few hours visiting this piece of paradise and having a meal or a drink at the iconic hotel.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons by Clump.

The rarity of pink sand beaches helps make them more magical. If you have the opportunity to visit one of the beaches above, or, another pink-sand beach in the future, then you should definitely jump at the chance.

After all, not everyone can be so lucky. If you’re in Bermuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Greece or Indonesia, take the opportunity to make a day out of visiting one of the world’s greatest beaches.

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