Have you ever seen a pink beach?

Harbor Island, Eleuthera/Pink Beach - Pink beaches of Harbor Island.
@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
June 21, 2008 3:29pm CST
I have to admit that this was a first for me. I've only seen pictures of beaches in reality, but I would love to see one up close and personal. I think they are so beautiful. Well, I had never heard of a pink beach-until now! I found this gorgeous photo of the beach at Harbor Island, Eleuthera, in the Caribbean. Why settle for white sand when you can have a little color? Several places in the Caribbean have pink beaches, but the most iconic is on Harbour Island. The strawberry ice cream color comes from shells of microscopic marine organisms. The aptly-named Pink Sand Beach stretches most of the island's three-mile eastern shore, where sunrises are spectacular and an offshore coral reef tempers the surf.
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@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
22 Jun 08
I didn't know beach can be pink until I read your post. It's really special. However I don't quite like pink. I am more fond of the sea actually. That blue color is just wonderful for me.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
That blue is wonderful, chrissieatu! The colors meld together so nicely.
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• China
23 Jun 08
Yes indeed. It is quite amazing.
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
i think that is really a great place to go! aside from the fact that it is a beach for swimming, you could also have the privilege to see a great scenery.. it's rare to see a beach with pink sand! i want to go to that place! i want to see with my own eyes how beautiful is it to see pind sand..
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Wouldn't that be wonderful, baebieDARNA? I never knew such a place existed before now.
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
yeah definitely! that place must be something so special.. remember, it was made to be pink where as the normal color of a sand in a beach is white.. where on earth can you find a pink one? im really intrigued with that place! i hope i can reach that scenery..
@gemini_rose (16192)
22 Jun 08
I had never heard of a beach being pink either, but that is the prettiest beach I have ever seen. I love pink too so I would be perfectly happy sitting on that for a few days!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Those colors are so soothing, gemine, that I think anyone would feel like they were in Paradise were they to go there.
@paid2write (5202)
22 Jun 08
I never knew there was a pink beach anywhere. It's a beautiful sight and it would be wonderful to see it. I have seen black beaches where there were volvcanoes. Most British beaches are yellow if they are sandy, except in the north of Scotland where I have seen almost white beaches.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
It is truly a beautiful sight, paid2write. I hope you will get to visit one sometime in the future.
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
22 Jun 08
burmuda has several pink beaches with large rock formations which are great for diving around.as i travel quite often i'm going to check out harbor island,thanks
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I am envious, max, since my opportunities to travel have been limited. I hope you will enjoy Harbor Island!
• United States
22 Jun 08
I loves beaches with sand but I must say that is one is beautiful. I've never seen or heard of a beach that has pink sand it it so cool. I could see my self sitting on that beach just watching the sunset. All I ever get to see is the normal white sand we have here.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Consider yourself lucky, Remembering, because I've never seen any beach at all!
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Bermuda has pink sand beaches. It is striking against the black rocks. A lovely place.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
That must be a real sight to behold, youdon'tsay!
• Indonesia
22 Jun 08
I have seen the pictures on Discovery Travel and Living, it's beautiful isn't it? It would be magical to be able to go there and witness it myself.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Maybe, dissy, you will one day get the opportunity to travel there.
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
22 Jun 08
What a beautiful picture! I know that I have been to a pink beach before, I think it was here in Florida. I am originally from California and live in Florida now so I have seen beaches on both coasts. But I am pretty sure I saw one here on one of the Keys going down to Key West. Thanks for the beautiful picture!
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
You're quite welcome, schulzie! There is so much beauty to be seen in this world that I wish I could see it all.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Very beautiful beach there worldwise, and no I have not seen one until now :)
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I must say, maddysmommy, that just seeing the picture in all of its glory has uplifted my spirits!
@signum (547)
• Australia
22 Jun 08
That is just stunning!!!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I couldn't have said it better, signum!
@masterdw (90)
• China
22 Jun 08
Wow,so beautiful.I had never heard about pink beach before ,as i livedso far away from a beach.I only went to the beach 7 hours' drive away from me once a month. But I had ever seen the beach like this int the morining as the sun drop shadow on it.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
It is a very pleasant sight to see, masterdw.
• United States
22 Jun 08
No I hadn't seen a pink beach. Thanks for uploading the photo. it is so beautiful.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I thought it would be nice to brighten our day, sarah.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I have never seen a pink beach. I live in Indiana and we do not have beaches here since we do not live close to the ocean. I have been to the beach in florida a few times though. they have a white sand there. I would love to see some pink sand first hand also some day. I think baby blue would be pretty also. I would love to go to the Caribbean some day.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Ahh, stephcjh! Wouldn't we all? I think that living in the Caribbean would be like having your own little slice of heaven-if you factor out the storms.
@celia4evr (209)
• United States
22 Jun 08
This looks like a wonderful beach Worldwise1! I just wish I could be there. I just hate dealing with beaches that have an over population of jellyfish in the sand it ruins everything.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Well, celia4evr, I don't know if this one has jellyfish, but I probably would find a way to work around that!
@littleone3 (2065)
21 Jun 08
Wow. I have never seen a pink beach before. I would love to visit and see it for myself. One day maybe i will.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I hope that you will one day get the opportunity, littleone3!
• United States
21 Jun 08
Wow! That looks like it would be really gorgeous to see! I have never even heard of a pink beach before!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I have to admit, amyandrob, it is quite appealing to the eye.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
21 Jun 08
Well, worldwise1, I have not seen a pink beach. I thought you were just kidding. I have been to several islands in the Caribbean but have not had the distinct pleasure of viewing a pink beach on Eleuthera. I have heard of the black beaches but I don't recall where they are located. The Caribbean has some of the most pristine beaches ever. Thanks for sharing. PearlGrace
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I have also read about the famous black beaches, PearlGrace, but the pink beach is entirely new to me.
@weemam (13377)
21 Jun 08
I would love to see this pal , sounds really lovely xx
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
22 Jun 08
There's always something new to see, weemam, and I thought this was so lovely.
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
22 Jun 08
Cant say I have seen a pink beach, but I have seen a green sand beach. It is located at the southern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii. It was also the same play a Roman helmet and coins were found in the 1940's. Go figure.
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
22 Jun 08
sorry no play but place (my fingers are still asleep)