Nov 17, 2008

Amazing: 5 Uniquely Colored Beaches

Hyams Beach in New South Wales AustraliaThe colors of the beaches' sand are phenomenal--from black, green, pink and purple, purely white, and red. If you want to unwind, these beaches are the best choices for you. Take a plunge!

5 Uniquely Colored Beaches below.



Punalu'u Beach is a famous beach in Hawaii. It is unique because of its black sand. The sand was created by the lava from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park that reaches the ocean and cools. With its rocky swimming area, it can be dangerous to plunge in its cold water.

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Punalu'u Beach in Hawaii


Papakolea Beach is located at South Point, Kau district in Hawaii. It is unique for its green sand created by the olivine crystals found in a nearby cinder cone. Olivine crystals, locally famous as "Hawaiian Diamond", is a common mineral element of lavas in Hawaii.

Papakolea Beach in Kau district Hawaii


Hyams Beach, situated in Shoalhaven, New South Wales, Australia, is dubbed by the Guinness Book of Records as having the whitest sand in the world. The sand is described as fine and soft.

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Hyams Beach in New South Wales Australia


Pfeiffer Beach is found in Big Sur, California. The hills that surround the beach are home to manganese garnet which, when washed down to the beach, causes color schemes--pink and purple--to the shore.

Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur California


Kaihalulu or Red Sand Beach is a pocket beach on the island of Maui, Hawaii. The sand is a deep red-black in color caused by cindercone hill which is rich in iron. The color of the sand jives with the blue water, black sea wall and green ironwood trees in the area.

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Kaihalulu or Red Sand Beach in Maui Hawaii

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