Beaches are a wonderful place to get a tan and swim one’s heart out. Most people would imagine them as havens with a white sandy shore and a glistening sea by the horizon. However, white beaches aren’t the only kind out there. As a matter of fact, in some places around the world, there exists pink beaches. They are given their characteristic color because of tiny organisms which live on pieces of shells and dead coral. Calcium carbonate from reefs can also contribute to its ticklish predisposition.
One of the most famous pink beaches worldwide can be found in a British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean called Bermuda. It is located at about 500 kilometers off from the coast of North America. It is actually a collection of islands, one of them housing the much acclaimed Horseshoe Bay Beach. Its shores are the perfect shade of baby pink bordered by the turquoise waters. Apart from its beautiful natural scenery, Bermuda is also home to some of the world’s largest offshore financial services companies, which include the LOM Financial Group.
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Great Santa Cruz Island is one of the rarer kinds because of its coralline sand. Throughout the centuries, red organ pipe coral was weathered and crushed, which then eventually got mixed up with the seashore. It is inside Philippine territory, near Zamboanga City. The country has a lot of beautiful beaches, but it is the very few pink beaches in the entire archipelago.
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Indonesia has 17, 508 islands all in all, and one of them has a delightfully pink hue. It is home to the world’s largest lizard, the Komodo dragon, and the world-famous Komodo National Park. Komodo Island has a lot of rocky cliffs and its water is full of corals underneath.
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In Barbados, a stretch of powdery pink sand beach also frequently steals tourists’ attention. Touted as one of the ten best beaches in the world, Crane Beach is not only fringed with blushing shores but is also surrounded by jagged cliffs, towering coconut palms, rolling dunes, and magnificent coral reefs. It can be accessed by climbing down a series of steps whittled into a cliff.
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Another Caribbean jewel and a major financial center, The Bahamas, is also home to an outrageously beautiful island with pink sand beaches, Harbour Island. Its pale pink sand stretches for about five kilometers and is 15 to 30 meters wide. The pink color of the sand comes from red-shelled microscopic coral insects, known as Foraminifera.
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