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Monday, June 17, 2013
5 Interestingly Coloured Beaches
Ever seen beaches with black, green, white, red or
multicolour sand? See this amazing nature phenomenon below!
Punalu'u Beach is the most visited of the few black sand
beaches on Hawaii's BigIsland
and the stunningly black sand is actually volcanic rock, deposited as lava and
subsequently cooled when met by the ocean. Apparently to take any of the sand
home would result in you being cursed by a volcano goddess by the name of Pele.
One of only 2 green sand beaches in the world, the truly
magnificent sight of PapakoleaBeach can be experienced by travelling to Hawaii's Ka'u district.
Again, the unique colour of its sand can be attributed to volcanic activity -
specifically, the green hue belongs to the abundance of olivine crystals which
have been produced as a result of a nearby cinder cone erupting and eroding.
You may need to wear your shades when visiting HyamsBeach
in New South Wales, Australia, but not just due to the
sun. It's not surprising after looking at photos but this sublime stretch of
beach is home to the whitest sand in the world, an honour awarded by the
Guinness Book of Records.
The hills surrounding PfeifferBeach in Big Sur, California,
are rich in Manganese Garnet. A result of this being washed down onto the beach
is the colour scheme you can see above - the entire stretch of sand has become
a shifting, pink and purple canvas. Although it's probably inedible, I can't
help picturing a bowl of Raspberry Ripple ice-cream every time I see it.
You won't find many beaches elsewhere in the world with sand
as red as this one. Kaihalulu, or RedSandBeach,
is situated on the island
of Maui and can thank the
neighbouring cindercone hill for its intensely deep red appearance.