Gorgeous Pink Sand Beaches For Your Next Vacation

Attention all beach lovers! If you’re in the market for a new oceanside adventure, it’s time to add pink sand beaches to your bucket list. 

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With their unique rosy hue and sparkling waters, these breathtaking stretches of sand offer Instagram-worthy blends of sun, surf, and serenity. 

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So grab a towel, slap on some sunscreen, and get ready to discover 14 of the best pink sand beaches in the world.

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Welcome to one of the most pristine pink sand beaches in Europe! Playa de ses Illetes is like a spectacular natural walkway between two expanses of crystal clear turquoise water, located on a narrow strip of land on the northern tip of Formentera in the Mediterranean.

Playa de ses Illetes (Formentera, Spain)


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Remote rose-tinted beauty. That’s what awaits you at Les Sables Roses – the glorious pink beach located in Rangiroa, Tahiti. Accessible by boat alone, it’s far from the easiest beach to access, but it may tip the scale as the most striking.

Les Sables Roses (Rangiroa, French Polynesia)


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Italian for “pink beach,” Spiaggia Rosa is a striking stretch of blush-colored sand in the Mediterranean. Unfortunately, tourists of bygone days took so much of its sand as a souvenir that its pink tint began to disappear.

Spiaggia Rosa (Budelli Island, Italy)


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This pristine pink sand beach in the Seychelles is often praised as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Boasting crystal clear turquoise waters, palm trees to the rear, and a jumble of enormous granite boulders.

Anse Source d’Argent (La Digue Island, Seychelles)


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The picture-perfect Tangsi Beach (otherwise known as Pink Beach) is tucked away in a secluded part of Lombok. Another enchanting place, it’s roughly 3 hours from Tanjung and 2 hours in the car from Mataram City.

Tangsi Beach (Lombok, Indonesia)


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