8 Beaches With Sensational Sands

From pure white to pink, these spectacular sands with leave you speechless

1.) Hyams Beach, Jervis Bay, Australia



Hyams Beach has been acclaimed for having the ‘Whitest Sand in the World’.  Pure and pristine, this beach is an amazing destination for any beach lover. This beach is quiet and remote, so enjoy privacy during a day under the sun- and admire the beautiful skyline at dusk.  


2.) Muriwai Black Sand Beach, New Zealand


This sparkling black sand beach is located just outside of Auckland.  Discover Muriwai’s rugged landscape and its 1200 pairs of gannets nest between August and March! This is an outstanding beach for those who love to surf because of it’s pounding waves, but also offers lessons for beginners.  


3.) Vaadhoo Island, Maldives



Have you ever seen waters glisten this beautifully before? Experience this magical glow-in-the-dark beach after sunset for an awe-inspiring sight.  Lit up by bioluminescent phytoplankton, this Maldives beach will give off a brilliant blue glow when microorganisms are agitated.  


4.) Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California



This pretty purple beach is found in Big Sur, California.  It’s powdery sand and pebbles get their lovely hue from a combination of mineral quartz and manganese garnet deposits found in nearby rocks. The colour will range from a rusty red to royal purple.    


5.) Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia  


Whitehaven Beach Australia

This wonderful whirl of blue and white is a definite must-see and has been named “Queensland’s Most Beautiful Beach”, which really is no surprise.  Accessible by plane or vessel, this secluded and uninhabited beach stretches for over seven kilometers along Whitsundays Island.  Pamper your feet with a walk across the lush white sand while admiring the stunning scenery- then take a dip in the sparkling blue waters to cool off!


6.) Glass Beach, Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii



This beach gets it’s unique landscape from years of discarded glass. Although this is not your typical white sand beach, you will be blown away by the beauty of it’s glistening pebbles. This beach makes for super easy and cheap souvenirs! 


7.) Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas



Indulge in a taste of cotton candy with this beautiful blue and pink scenery. Famous for its pastel pink sands, Pink Sand Beach in Harbour Island has made the list for the top 10 beaches in the Caribbean! It’s pretty pink colour comes from microscopic shelled animals called Foraminifera, who have bright pink or red shells. But there’s plenty more to this beach than just it’s pink sand- you can grab a bite to eat at several fine cuisine restaurants or shop along the sidewalks for souvenirs.  A variety of water based activities are offered as well.


8.) Red Sand Beach, Rabida, Galapagos


These rich red sands are like nothing you’ve envisioned before. With a visit to the Rabida Islands beaches, you can expect to be greeted by a group of playful sea lions!  This beach gets its colourful landscape from the high content of iron in the volcanic material found of the island.  



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