After visiting the Bahamas and coming across the pink beaches of Harbour Island, I did some research and found out that there are others in the world that look just as amazing.
Releasing my inner geek, I had to find out why some beaches have pink sand and according to my findings, the pink sand is made up of calcium carbonate, thousands of broken coral and shell pieces and left behind by tiny microscopic organism that actually have a reddish-pink shells, giving the beaches their pink hue.
I’ve picked out my top 7 pink beaches for you, see below:
1. Great Santa Cruz Island Pink Beach, Philippines
2. Elafonisi Beach, Greece
3. Pink Beach Of Komodo, Indonesia
4. Tangsi Beach, Lombok, Indonesia
5. Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
6. Pink Beach Of Barbuda, Caribbean Sea
7. Harbour Island, Bahamas
My only concern is how pink these beaches actually are! With all the photo editing software these days, it does have me wondering… If they are anything like these photos I’ve managed to dig up off the internet, well then they are worth a visit. The only one I can personally vouch for is the pink beaches on the Harbour Island of the Bahamas as I have gone there myself and it is as pink as you’d expect (check out my Travel Guide on the Bahamas here). I will keep you posted with any of the other ones when they come up on my travels. pending.
Words : @TheRubyMaeMoore