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The World’s Most Colorful Beaches

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  • Colorful Beaches
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    From deep blues and vibrant whites to pastel pinks and rich reds, these unique, Instagram-worthy beaches around the world are known for their beautiful sand and water colors.
  • Ramla, Malta
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    The Maltese name for the Mediterranean destination of Ramla means “red sands,” but the shoreline appears fiery orange. Roman treasures lie beneath the orange sand, and the famous Calypso Cave overlooks the western side of the beach.
  • Pfeiffer Beach
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    Big Sur offers several stunning views, but Pfeiffer Beach draws visitors for its picturesque stone arch and unique violet striations in its sand; a result of water washing down the rocks above the beach.
  • Prince Edward Island
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    Cavendish Beach on Canada’s Prince Edward Island is a focal point for its surrounding red cliffs, dunes and sand. In July, the beach hosts a music festival and only a few miles from the beach is the house that inspired the setting of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables.
  • Black Sand Beach
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    While visitors will not find warm water or temperatures at Black Sand Beach in Vik, Iceland, they will find gorgeous natural landscapes of black sand, basalt rock formations and flocks of puffins.
  • Boracay
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    From a distance, Papakolea Beach on Hawai’i’s Big Island appears to be covered in moss, but the green sand particles of Hawai’i’s Papakolea Beach are olivine crystals formed during an eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano. It’s one of only four green beaches in the world.
  • Papakolea Beach
    © Alexander Garaev | Dreamstime.com
    From a distance, Papakolea Beach on Hawai’i’s Big Island appears to be covered in moss, but the green sand particles of Hawai’i’s Papakolea Beach are olivine crystals formed during an eruption of the Mauna Loa volcano. It’s one of only four green beaches in the world.
  • Crane Beach
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    Named one of the top 10 beaches in the world, Crane Beach, on the island of Barbados, offers delightful, pastel-pink sands and turquoise water. Waves are more powerful in this area, ideal for boogie boarding, and there are great bars and restaurants along the coast.
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