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12 Absolutely Unique Kinds Of Beaches You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California:The purple sand at this beach (which is only found in patches) is formed when manganese garnet deposits in the surrounding hills erode into the sea.

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The pink color of the sand comes from tiny microscopic shelled animals known as Foraminifera. This animal has a bright pink or red shell full of holes through which it extends a footing, called “pseudopodia” which it uses to attach itself and feed.

Purple Sand Beach, Pfeiffer Beach, California

Purple Sand Beaches:The exotic purple sands of the Pfeiffer Beach (near California’s Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park) draw their unusual color from manganese garnet granules eroded from deposits littered throughout the region.

Purple sand at Pfeiffer Beach on the Big Sur coast. click through for more photos and info

Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California Pfeiffer gets its color from particles of manganese garnet, a silicate mineral that washes down from the hills above the beach

Purple Sand Beach in Pfeiffer Beach, California

Purple Sand Beach in Pfeiffer Beach, California

Rarer still, there are two beaches in the world with green sand: Papakolea Beach in Hawaii, and Talofofo Beach in Guam.

12 Totally Unique Kinds Of Beaches You Probably Never Knew Existed

Green Sand Beaches: Only two beaches in the world have green sand: Papakolea Beach in Hawaii, and Talofofo Beach in Guam. The reason? The green color comes from.

Siesta Key's white sand beaches attract visitors year-round.

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Located in a biodiversity hotspot, the Derawan Islands feature 872 species of reef fishes, 507 species of coral, and invertebrates, including protected species (5 giants clam species, 2 sea turtles, coconut crab, etc). Some of the islands harbor the heavily exploited turtle eggs and yet the largest green turtle nesting site in Indonesia.

Sangalaki Island, a part of Derawan Islands at East Kalimantan,Indonesian

The beautiful white sand beaches in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. A romantic (and pet-friendly!) getaway on the California Coast. Carmel is nestled between the Monterey Bay and the rugged coast of Big Sur so it makes a great stop on any California Highway 1 road trip.

Carmel-by-the-Sea: The Best Dog Friendly Beach in California

The beautiful white sand beaches in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California make a fun stop on your Coastal California road trip. Its also dog friendly!

Black Sand Beach, Maui..loved it!  It feels like warm baby powder on your feet!!  The water is the bluest of blues!

Wow now I want to see some black sand and blue water too! It feels like warm baby powder on your feet! The water is the bluest of blues!

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Point Loma, San Diego, California.  Cabrillo's Inferno

A beautiful picture of Point Loma, San Diego, California. Cabrillo's Inferno by Lee Sie. This is only about 5 minutes from my house!

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