Beaches give us a deserving chance to relax and be happy, they provide a break from a chaotic world and a chance to inhale fresh air and commune with Mother Nature, it is thus no surprise that they are one of the primary vacation spots in the world. Everyone knows beautiful white sand beaches are some of the most popular tropical vacation spots, but we now know that courtesy of some natural factors, there are colourful beaches which have pink, purple, green black or even red sand, and they are equally as beautiful as the white sand beaches.
So if you are looking for a next tropical vacation spot or are simply curious, here are some colourful beaches that will totally amaze you.
7. Black Sand Beaches of Vik, Iceland
The Black Sand Beaches of Vik, Iceland. Vik is one of Iceland’s rainiest town and the water is too cold for swimming in but for those brave enough to ignore the weather, their reward is the beautiful view of the rock formations and the black sand that give the beach its name.
6. Red Sands Shore of Prince Edward Island
The Red Sands Shore of Prince Edward Island, Canada are stunning in their red hue which is obtained from the red sandstones that populate the island.
5. Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California
Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California, where the colour purple reigns in its glory. Big Sur is home to several tourist spots but Pfeiffer Beach definitely takes the crown. The beach hides down a narrow, unmarked road, but still attracts hundreds of tourists yearly because of its picturesque stone arch and the violet ridges found in its sand, the purple hue comes from runoff from minerals on the island.
4. Rangiroa Atoll of French Polynesia
The Rangiroa Atoll of French Polynesia is a burst of pink beauty. The Rangiroa Atoll is the product of a string of countless islets which surround a large lagoon and the pink-coloured beach has been nicknamed “the Pink Sands” or in French, Les Sables Roses. It is one of the largest atolls in the world and though it is in a remote location, there are regular fights there from Tahiti.
3. Balos in Crete, Greece
The beaches of Balos in Crete, Greece are another burst of pink beauty. Crete is home to a number of beaches but the Balos remains King of them all. Dwelling on an aqua-blue lagoon, its pink hue is the product of countless crushed shells.
2. Kokkini Beach of Santorini, Greece
Red comes to life on the Kokkini Beach of Santorini, Greece. This wildly popular spot which is located on Santorini’s southern coast is popular for its unique volcanic cliffs. The beach’s red hue is believed to come from volcanic eruptions.
1. Angaga Island,Maldives
White beaches are quite popular, but the beaches of the Angaga Island, in the Maldives are the whitest of them all, as the water is not the only thing that is immaculate. The Island which is a part of the Ari Atoll is also home to a tourist resort which strives to preserve the natural sugar-white beaches of the island.
The world is home to several more colourful beaches, pay a visit to one when you can and you would be amazed!