Amazing Multi-Coloured Beaches
If your average sand coloured beach just won’t cut it any more check out one of these crazy coloured beaches on your next holiday.
A Black Beach
photo by Mastery of Maps
Hawaii must reign supreme when it comes to black sand beaches – having all those volcanos gives it the edge as the black sand is comprised of volcanic rock. Punalu’u on Big Island is one of the most visited – and not just by humans, if you’re lucky you can spot the endangered Hawksbill Turtle and Green Turtle here.
A Green Beach
photo by chucklepix (Steve)
But Hawaii’s weirdly coloured beaches get even better. The islands are also home to one of only two green sand beaches in the world (the other is in Guam). At Papakolea Beach the sand takes on a distinctive green hue thanks to olivine crystals formed during volcanic eruptions – so again the unique beach is due to Hawaii’s vocanic activity.
An Orange Beach
photo byArt – travel pics
For something a little closer to the UK check out the stunning orange sands of Ramla il-Hamra Beach on the island of Gozo, Malta. The beach owes its colour in part to to rare local orange limestone on Gozo.
A Blinding White Beach
photo by guitarnoize
While white-sand beaches are positively common compared to all the other wackily coloured beaches here the whitest of them all has got to be worth a mention. That honour (according to the Guinness Book of Records) goes to Hyams Beach in New South Wales, Australia.
A Red Beach
photo by Longhorn Nation
More from Hawaii now, and you guessed it – volcanoes are also responsible for the red coloured sand at Kaihalulu bay on the island of Maui. This stunning beach is not for the faint hearted though; it’s a pretty treacherous trek to reach it and its isolation makes it popular with nudists.
A Pink Beach
photo by New Jersey Birds
In an area of the world renowned for it’s exceptional beaches Pink Sands Beach in the Bahamas still stands out. Three miles long, protected by coral reefs, and that beautiful pink tone. Anyone else ready to go now?
top photo by andywon