Colored beaches

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   All over the world you can find the most beautiful colored beaches

punaluu-beach

Black beach

The top black sand beach in the world is Punaluu Beach, which is located on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The beach is surrounded by black sand that was created by lava from volcanoes flowing into the ocean and then cooling. 

At this beach you will find Hawksbill turtles as well as Green sea turtles. Though the black sand is

beautiful, it is illegal to take the sand off of the beach.

Sometimes you just can’t take a piece of everything with you.

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Green beach

Papakolea Beach is also known as the Green Sand Beach or Mahana Beach and it is located near

South Point, in the Kau district of Hawaii. It is one of only a few in the world.

Why is it green?

The sand consists of spheres of olivine of peridot. Each grain is a clear olive green.

White sand primarily is quartz, which is an uncolored silicate and other light-colored minerals (white snd

beaches in Hawaii, on the other hand, are almost entirely made from smoothed shells, or calcium carbonate, 

rather than inorganic minerals.

Olivine is another silicate, though with magnesium and iron in its crystal matrix.

The metals are responsible for the characteristic color.

 orange beach

 orange beach Gozo

Orange beach

Ramla il-Hamra beach on the Maltese island of Gozo has orange colored sand, as does Porto Ferro, a

mile-plus long orange sand beach backed by large dunes on the island of Sardinia off the coast of

mainland Italy. Both of these islands are volcanic in nature, jutting up from the floor of the

Mediterranean off the southern tip of Italy. Their orange colored sands derive from volcanic deposits as

well as unusual orange limestone found in the area.

 

pink beach

Astwood Cove, Bermuda

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Pink beach

Harbour Island is located in the district of Bahamas and is famous for its pink beaches (due to the red

corals in the waters), spread all through the eastern coast. 

The Pink Sands Beach is aptly named after its Eden-like coloration, caused by coral and microscopic

shelled organisms called foraminifera. The ethereal beach, which stretches out for a modest 3.5 miles, is

made all the more stunning by a backdrop of fluorescent turquoise and pristine waters.

 

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Purple Sand Beach

Purple beach

Purple Beach is located in California (USA), it is called Pfeiffer Beach.

The purple color comes from manganese garnet deposits washed from the flow to its final resting place on the Pacific. 

 

red beach

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Red beach

Red Sand Beach (also known as Kaihalulu) is located in Maui, Hawaii and is a pocked beach, partially

isolated from the ocean.

Because this area is rich in iron, the sand has a red-black color which makes a great contrast with the

water. 

Hyams beach white beach

White beach

Hyams Beach is a village located in New South Wales, Australia and surrounded by three brilliantly white

sand beaches. Hyams Beach is present in the Guinness Book of Records as having the beaches with the

whitest sand in the world.

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