A beach is a place of relaxation, rest, and tranquility. It is one of the best places to enjoy a family outing with sans and splashes of water. The soothing sunlight and the never-ending murmur of the waves feel the place with eternal bliss. So while planning a vacation, many of us opt for a beach tour.
Beaches have yellow colored sand with white waves, but there are some beaches worldwide which are mesmerizing. Nature has adorned these beaches with beautiful colors. Let us have a look at five most colorful beaches, which you must try on your next vacation.
1. Punalu?u Beach
Located in the state of Hawaii, US, the Punalu’u Beach is situated in between Pahala and Naalehu on the Big Island. The beach is also nicknamed as the Black sand beach which is made of basalt.
The black sand of the beach was created as a result of the lava that flowed into the ocean which cooled down and settled on the shore. The volcanic activity near the ocean is in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The endangered species such as Green turtles and Hawksbill are often seen wandering on the black sand beach.
2. Papak?lea Beach
Popularly known as the Green Sand Beach one of the colorful beaches in the world, the Papakolea Beach situated in the South Point of Kau district in the Hawaii Island is one of the most beautiful places for vacation. It is the second green sand beach after Galapagos Island.
The green color of the sand is due to the presence of olivine—a mineral found in cinder cone enclosure. These are crystals which are eroded from a cliff due to the constant splashing of waves.
The mineral is dense, and thus it gets settled on the shore, unlike the ash fragments which are swept out by water.
3. Hyams Beach
To enjoy the white sand, you must visit the world famous Hyams Beach, which is located in the New South Wales, Australia. The sand resembles snow, and the texture is smooth and fine. The water of the beach is very clear, thus making it ideal for enjoying Kayaking, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, and snorkeling.
The beach is surrounded by bush land which is the home to several birds and animals. You can enjoy walking on the white sand with the sun reflecting an aura.
4. Pfeiffer Beach
Pfeiffer beach situated in California is famous for the purple sand and the weird rock formation, which is presumed to have been constructed by aliens. The incredible purple color of the sand is the result of the minerals that get composed on the shores. Sand is translucent due to its composition from quartz, but the Pfeiffer Beach sand contains manganese garnet deposition, and the color often varies from royal purple to rusty red.
5. Kaihalulu Beach
The island of Maui in Hawaii is known as the Kaihalulu Beach. The beach is located in the Kaihalulu Bay and is commonly known as the red sand beach. An offshore reef in the open ocean partially guards the beach. This results in a massive seawall which prevents large waves from splashing on the shore.
The incredible contrast of blue water and red-black sand along with green trees and black seawall will indeed mesmerize visitors. The path to the beach is extremely steep and narrow and requires great effort to reach the place. As such it is isolated due to its terrain but it is indeed worth visiting after crossing the hurdles.