Top 10 Wonderful Pink Beaches in the World
10. Elafonisi Beach, Crete – Greece
Elafonisi is an island located close to the southwestern corner of the Mediterranean island of Crete, of which it is … The Ottoman soldiers had decided to camp on the pink beach opposite the island.
9. Spiaggia Rosa of Budelli, Sardinia – Italy
Budelli is considered one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is especially renowned for its Spiaggia Rosa (“Pink Beach”), in the south-eastern part of the island, which owes its typical color to microscopic fragments of corals and shells such as Miriapora truncata and Miniacina miniacea. Budelli is one of four uninhabited islands in the Maddalena archipelago: the others are Caprera, Spargi, and Razzoli.
8. Pink Beach of Komodo – Indonesia
Komodo contains a beach with “pink” sand, one of only seven in the world. The sand appears pink because it is a mixture of white sand combined with red sand, formed from pieces of Foraminifera.
7. Horseshoe Bay Beach – Bermuda
Horseshoe Bay is perhaps the most famous beach in Bermuda. It has been rated the #8 beach in the world. A very popular tourist spot, it lies on the main island’s south (Atlantic Ocean) coast, in the parish of Southampton. The sand of the beach is very fine and displays a very pink colour.
6. Pink Beach of Great Santa Cruz Island – Philippines
Great Santa Cruz Island is a small inhabited island in Zamboanga City in the southern region of the Philippines that is famous for its pink coralline sand. The island, located 4 km (2.49 mi) south of downtown at the Santa Cruz Bank in the Basilan Strait, boasts the only pink sand beach in the Philippines. The color of the sand comes from the pulverized red organ pipe coral from eons of surf erosion mixed with the white sand.
5. Pink Beaches of Barbuda – Caribbean Sea
Barbuda is one of the twin islands, i.e. Barbuda and Antigua, lying in between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The western shore of Barbuda is one continuous stretch of beach with occasional belts of beautiful pink sand, with the Pink Beach in the southwest being the most remarkable one. It is a rarely wide beach, covered with bursts of a subtle conch-shell hue, woven in with white sand patches.
4. Balos Lagoon Beach of Crete – Greece
In the uninhabited Greek islands of Gramvousa which is off the coast of Crete, lies the Balos lagoon, between the island and the coast of Crete. This lagoon is lined with a beach along the shallow and warm waters, which offers the most ethereal experience. Parts of the beach are an exquisite pinkish in colour, which is formed due to millions of crushed shells. The beach has rocks and cliffs that bound the lagoon.
3. Tangsi Beach of Lombok – Indonesia
Lombok is an Indonesian island in West Nusa Tenggara, and is a part of the Lesser Sunda Islands. Its Tangsi Beach, or Pink Beach, distinguishes it from most other beaches in the world, and, in fact, Indonesia. It derives its colour from the fractions of coral reefs. It is a remote location and is less crowded than most of the other pink beaches in the world and offers a mind-blowing panorama.
2. Bonaire Pink Beach – Dutch Caribbean Island
Bonaire in the Caribbean Sea is an island in the Leeward Antilles, which, together with Aruba and Curaçao, forms the ABC islands of South America. One of the most scenic islands in the world, Bonaire’s pink sand beach is part of its vistas. The Pink Beach, covered in beautifully tinted sand, gets its shade from the pulverized shells of millions of bright pink for aminifera. It is a great place for water sports.
1. Pink Beach of Harbor Island – Bahamas
Harbour Island is famous for its pink sand beaches, which are found all along the east side of the island. The island is accessible by airplane through North Eleuthera Airport, followed by a short water taxi ride from neighbouring North Eleuthera. Harbour Island is a popular vacation destination for Americans. Known as Briland to the locals, Harbour Island is colorful with English Colonial-style buildings and flower lined streets. Harbour Island is part of the Out Islands of the Bahamas.