Thursday, September 5, 2013

6 of the Most Colorful Beaches in the World

So far I have written quite a lot about beautiful beaches on this blog. I have mention several beaches in Hawaii (Puamana, Little beach, etc) and I have even made a top 10 list about the best black sand beaches. So this blog is dedicated to the MOST COLORFUL BEACHES IN THE WORLD.

1. Papakolea Beach - Hawaii

Also known as Green Sand Beach. Located on the southern tip of the big island. It's only accessible by foot or four wheeler. Papakolea Beach's sand is made of tiny olivine crystals from the near-by lava rocks. 

2. Kokkini Beach - Santorini, Greece

Also known as Red Beach. The sand is red because of red lava rocks left over from an ancient volcanic eruption in 1450 B.C. 

3. Pink Sand Beach - Harbor Island, Bahamas

This beach gets it color from millions of broken coral pieces, shells and other marine creatures with red and pink shells. 

4. Pfeiffer Beach - Big Sur, California

Patches of dark purple can be found at this beach because of large deposits of quartz and manganese garnet. 

5. Shelter Cove - Humboldt County, California

The gray sand is a result of years of erosion of the adjacent gray shale cliffs. You can spot some sea lions, white sharks and even bald eagles here.

6. Rainbow Beach - Australia 

The beach is less than a mile long but is absolutely spectacular. It is reported that there are over 74 different hues of sand here.