Try something different for your next beach vacation. Visit a pink sand beach or for that matter explore a beach with with red sand, black sand,  purple sand, or even specks of glass. Here are some of the most colorful beaches on earth.

 

Pink Sand Beach La Digue Island, Seychelles

Seychelles Pink Sand Beach by Fulvio Spada

Seychelles Pink Sand Beach by Fulvio Spada, CC

Anse Source D’Argent Beach on La Digue Island is famous for its huge boulders and pink sand. Get to Anse Source D’Argent by taking a boat from Mahe. According to Seychelles Prestige, you can then take local ground transportation to the L’Union Estate before walking to the beach. L’Union is a historic area with a kiln, mill, and a plantation house. L’Union serves as the entrance to the beach, so if you get to L’Union, you can get to the beach.

 

Red Sand Beach Prince Edward Island, Canada

Red Sands is a rural area on the South Shore of Prince Edward Island. While there, visit Chelton Beach Provincial Park to see long lengths of gorgeous red sand. Chelton Beach Provincial Park is off Route 10 on the island, and it’s a supervised beach.

 

Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Islands, Bahamas

Pink Sand Beach Eleuthera/Harbour Islands in the Bahamas is a 3-mile long beach with delicately pink sand. The beaches have both white and pink sand, but the pink sand spans about 35 miles along Eleuthera near the Atlantic Ocean, according to the Bahamas Convention and Visitors Bureau. There are no cars on Harbour Island; visitors rent golf carts to get around. To get to Harbour Island, take a ferry from Nassau or take direct flights to the Governor’s Harbour International Airport (GHB).

 

Glass Beach Kauai, Hawaii

Glass Beach is on the island of Kauai, one of the Hawaiian islands. The beach is rocky and contains bits glass from the sea. Be forewarned that the amount of glass on Glass Beach has significantly waned over the years (you might end up looking at a small patch of glass) but it’s worth a stop if you happen to be nearby. The colorful pebble-like pieces of glass on Glass Beach is formed from the ocean’s waters over dozens of years. This beach is not suited for swimming.

 

Black Sand Beach Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

This black sand beach is located on Fuerteventura Island one of the Canary Islands and is a part of Spain. The beach is in the fishing village of Ajuy. People love the cave there, but the black sand beach is fabulous, too. The nearest airports are the Fuerteventura Airport, the Lanzarote Airport, and the Gran Canaria Las Palmas. You can get flight information for all of these on Sky Scanner.

Purple Sand Beach Big Sur, California

Pfeiffer Beach is known for having stunning scenery and purple sand. It’s a challenge to get to the beach. There’s a two-mile long winding road that you’ll have to drive down to get there. The parking is pretty limited, and it’s best to bring at least $10 cash to pay for it. According to Discover Central California, you can find Pfeiffer Beach on Mile Marker Mon 45.64. It’s in Big Sur, California.

 

White Sand Beach South Whales, Australia

The Guinness Book of World Records has indicated that Hyams Beach in New South Whales, Australia has the whitest sand in the world. This clean white sand is powdery soft, so take off your shoes and let your feet sink in the sand. The beach is usually not crowded on business days, and the water is also top-notch, crystal clear and blue. You can get here by taking a flight to New South Whales and making your way to Jervis Bay. Hyams Beach is about 2 hours and 42 minutes south of Sydney, Australia. Take a flight to Sydney. The closest international apirport is the Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney. From there, you can take ground transportation to Hyams. The train to Hyams Beach from Sydney  is a 6 hour trip and costs $15.

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