Most travelers probably think of sand at the beach being white or something close to that — perhaps a light tan. Or heck, some people may even know about black-sand beaches such as those in Hawaii. But what some people don’t know is that white and black aren’t the only options for sand — beaches can also be pink.
And it’s not just a subtle pink — some of the world’s most famous pink sand beaches are more like magenta or even have bright red sections. While all beaches are beautiful, it’s hard to find a natural sight prettier than the cerulean blue of the ocean lapping against the shore of a vivid pink sand beach. And it doesn’t hurt that the sand looks even pinker when wet.
These are the 13 most impressive pink sand beaches in the world, from Greece to Indonesia to Iceland.