Let’s step onto the World’s most famous rose-colored beaches! Pink sand beaches are actually not as uncommon as you might think, especially in the Caribbean, thanks to crushed shells, coral and other creatures that mix with the native Sand Grains.
But the most famous pink sand beach destinations are, without a doubt, Harbor Island, Bahamas, and Bermuda.
Pink sand beach via Harbor Island Guide.
India Hicks’ Harbor Island home. Featured at Beautifulosophy.
Pink shells on Harbor Island. Via Pinterest.
Nature’s Color Combinations are always perfect.
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda. Featured on Surf and Sunshine.
There are three miles of perfectly pink sand beach on Harbor Island, Bahamas, where the ocean is ideal for swimming throughout the year. The pink color comes from the shells of a tiny microscopic animal called Foraminifera. They are among the most abundant shelled organisms in many marine environments. One gram of sediment may hold hundreds of living individuals, and many more dead shells. In some environments their shells are an important component of the sediment.
Bermuda, infamous for the mysterious disappearance of ships and planes, delights with a fabulous four mile pink sand beach at Horseshoe Bay, located in the Southampton area of the island. The pink sand found on Bermuda’s beach gets its color from a combination of crushed shells, coral and calcium carbonate. The sand is powdery soft, and cool to the touch. Surrounded by limestone rocks, this horseshoe shaped beach looks like a small piece of paradise.
Pink sand beach and gorgeous blue water! What more could you ask for?
Via Go to Bermuda on Flickr.